Greg Tomb, the president of online meeting provider Zoom and a former Google employee, has been fired.
According to a regulatory filing by the company, Mr. Tomb’s tenure was unexpectedly cancelled “without cause.”
He joined the company in June 2022; he is an active employee and responsible for most of the company’s operations and managing sales for the business.
A Zoom spokeswoman claimed that the tech company is not seeking a replacement.
CEO of Zoom, Eric Yuan, founded the company in 2011, and the business received unbreakable success during the pandemic. Due to the need for people to stay at home and the rise in screen time, Zoom became a household name.
Zoom calls were used for funerals and weddings, and by April 2020, the firm estimated that 300 million people were using Zoom calls every day.
When Mr. Tomb was hired, Mr. Yuan expressed excitement about the expertise he would bring to the management team, and he added, “Greg is a highly regarded technology sector leader and has substantial expertise in supporting large organisations at crucial times.”
In response to the communications needs of companies all across the world, Mr. Tomb expressed his excitement at joining the team and contributing to growth.
But it’s been a challenging situation for the business, which has struggled to continue its epidemic growth and has been forced to lay off people, like many other businesses in the tech sector.
Zoom tripled its workforce throughout the course of the epidemic, but in February, the business laid off 1,300 workers, or 15% of its workforce, to address declining demand.
Zoom may become obsolete in favour of competing services like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Slack as businesses attempt to save expenses in the face of a recession.
Zoom is working to expand its market. It made plans to incorporate email, a calendar, and a chatbot to assist users in troubleshooting issues public last year. There are plans for Zoom Sports as well.