Zoom President Sacked ‘Without Cause‘

Zoom has fired its president, Greg Tomb, "without cause", according to the company's regulatory filing.

Tomb's contract was abruptly terminated after 10 months, as he joined Zoom in June 2022. Tomb reported directly to Zoom CEO Eric Yuan.

According to Insider, a Zoom spokesperson said Tomb would not be replaced and declined to comment further.

At the time of Tomb's appointment, Zoom CEO said:

“Greg is a highly-respected technology industry leader and has deep experience in helping to scale companies at critical junctures. His strategic thinking, can-do attitude, and value of care he brings to customers make him the perfect addition to our strong leadership team.”

Prior to joining Zoom, Tomb served as VP of Workspace, Geo and Security Sales at Google Cloud, as well as President of SAP Cloud Sales and GMT.

It could be that this move was part of Zoom's layoff decision which was announced earlier in February. The company laid off about 15% of its workforce which is around 1,300 employees while CEO Eric Yuan took a significant pay cut. He said in a blog post at the time:

"As the world transitions to life post-pandemic, we are seeing that people and businesses continue to rely on Zoom. But the uncertainty of the global economy, and its effect on our customers, means we need to take a hard – yet important – look inward to reset ourselves so we can weather the economic environment, deliver for our customers and achieve Zoom’s long-term vision."

As companies look to reduce costs in light of economic headwinds, Zoom could be scrambling to keep pace with competitors like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Slack.