VMware’s Chief Financial Officer, Zane Rowe, indicated he will not accept the offer to become Uber’s new Chief Finance Officer, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Early last year, the ride-hailing company was undergoing a string of resignations at its executive level. In an attempt to fill one of these spots, the company picked Rowe as the top candidate for the Chief Financial Officer’s job.
Rowe held the CFO position at VMware’s former parent company, EMC, before replacing Jonathan Chadwick at VMware in January 2016—before Dell closed its acquisition of EMC. Before that, he led North America sales for Apple. Rowe also represents VMware on the board of Pivotal Software, a spin-out from EMC and VMware that had its IPO last month.
Uber’s Chief Executive Officer, Dara Khosrowshahi, is under pressure from the board of directors and investors to find a new CFO ahead of its IPO scheduled for early next year. The CFO position at the company has been vacant since 2015.
“We are not commenting on the rumor and speculation, other than to say that Zane Rowe remains VMware’s CFO,” a spokesman for VMware said.
Uber declined to comment.