February 13, 2020

Uber’s first-ever head of diversity has left the company

By Megan Rose Dickey

Bernard Coleman,  Uber’s first-ever head of diversity, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. His last day was Friday, January 17.

“Bernard’s contributions over the years helped make Uber  a more inclusive and diverse company and we wish him all the best,” an Uber spokesperson told TechCrunch.

Coleman’s next stop is payroll startup Gusto,  where he is leading the employee engagement team within the People Operations organization. Coleman wasn’t necessarily looking for a new job, but the opportunity simply presented itself, he told TechCrunch.

“It’s the place I wanted to go that I didn’t yet know,” he said.

What attracted him to Gusto is the service-oriented nature of the company. Gusto is designed to help small businesses with everything from payroll to benefits to human resources to time-tracking tools.