Dan Levine, REUTERS
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)—Lyft board members had discussed replacing current Chief Executive Officer Logan Green, who was not aware of those talks, according to Lyft’s former chief operating officer in a court filing obtained by Reuters on Friday.
Ex-COO Travis VanderZanden eventually left Lyft and became vice president of international growth at rival car service Uber. Lyft sued VanderZanden earlier this week, alleging he improperly kept Lyft’s proprietary information after leaving the company, including financial projections.
VanderZanden denied those allegations in the court filings on Friday and disclosed additional details about his August departure.
“Unbeknownst to Green, I was engaged in discussions about future options for the CEO position at Lyft with various members of Lyft’s board of directors, including the possibility that I would replace Green as CEO of Lyft,” VanderZanden said in the filing.