Greg Tomb, a longtime executive at Google, has been fired from his position as president of the video conferencing platform Zoom.
In a filing with the regulatory authorities, the business stated that Mr Tomb’s contract was summarily terminated “without cause.”
The successful entrepreneur began his tenure in the position in June of 2022, during which time he participated in earnings meetings and oversaw the company’s sales.
According to a spokesperson for the technology company Zoom, the company is not searching for a replacement.
Mr Tomb was immediately responsible to Eric Yuan, Zoom’s Chief Executive Officer. Eric Yuan started Zoom in 2011 and made it one of the most successful companies to come out of the pandemic.
Because of the increased time people spent indoors and in front of computers, the brand Zoom began to gain traction.
There were even funerals and weddings held through Zoom, and the business reported that by April 2020, there were 300 million daily participants on Zoom calls.
Mr Yuan expressed his excitement about the strength that Mr Tomb would contribute to the leadership team at the time of Mr Tomb’s appointment by saying, “Greg is a well-respected figure in the field of technology, and he has extensive background in assisting with the expansion of companies at crucial junctures.”
Mr Tomb expressed his excitement at the prospect of joining the team and contributing to its “growth” as businesses all over the globe worked to meet their communications requirements.
However, the business has had a rough go of it recently, as it has struggled to maintain its global boom and, like many others in the tech sector, has had to lay off employees. This is a difficult picture for the company because it has been forced to lay off staff.
In spite of the fact that Zoom tripled its headcount in just two years during the pandemic, the business laid off 15 percent of its workforce, or 1,300 employees, in February in order to accommodate declining demand.
The statement made by Mr Yuan said that “we didn’t take as much time as we should have to completely analyze our teams or assess if we were growing sustainably, toward the highest priorities.”
It is possible that competitor services such as Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Slack will surpass Zoom in popularity as businesses seek to reduce their expenses in response to the current economic climate.
Zoom is attempting to broaden its business interests. The business announced the previous year that it would add email and calendar functionality as well as a chatbot to help users with troubleshooting issues. There is also a project called Zoom Sports in the making.