Zoom Has Fired Its President, Greg Tomb, Just 10 Months After He Joined


Zoom has sacked its chairman, Greg Tomb, a former Google hand who only began working at the company around 10 months agone. Zoom said in a form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Tomb’s termination was effective as of Friday. He’ll admit severance benefits in line with his employment arrangements, which are outstanding upon a “termination without cause,” per the SEC form. The form was  inked off by Aparna Bawa, Zoom’s principal operating officer. It was unclear who would take over Tomb’s position as chairman of Zoom.

A prophet from Zoom told Bloomberg the company was not presently seeking a  relief for Tomb and declined to comment further. Tomb’s LinkedIn profile shows he joined Zoom as chairman in June 2022. Before this, he worked at Google for  further than a time as the vice chairman of deals for Google Workspace, Security and Geo Enterprise. He was also preliminarily a  chairman at software establishment SAP and computer programming provider Vivido Labs, per LinkedIn. Tomb is a member of the board of Pure storehouse, a tech company, his LinkedIn profile said. Mr Tomb had taken a high-profile part at Zoom during his short  term, appearing on earnings calls and overseeing the company’s deals operations.

He reported directly to principal administrative officer Eric Yuan, who started Zoom in 2011 and had to  fleetly make up the business during an epidemic-fuelled  smash. More lately, the company has been cutting jobs to deal with softening demand. Mr Tomb’s employment included a US $ 45 million(S$60.6 million) stock entitlement that would be vested over four times, in addition to a US $ 400,000 base payment with an 8 per cent perk target, according to a June form. In an interview with Bloomberg during January’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Tomb spoke optimistically about Zoom’s growth eventuality while admitting that the company faces further competition. A few weeks later, Zoom announced it would cut 15 percent of its  pool.