H&R Block Appoints Uber Exec Jeff Jones CEO

By Tonya Garcia Markets MarketWatch Pulse

H&R Block Inc. said Tuesday that it has named Jeff Jones chief executive, effective Oct. 9, 2017, succeeding Tom Gerke. Jones joins from Uber, where he was president of ride sharing. He has also previously served as chief marketing officer for Target Corp. . Gerke will stay on as president and CEO until Jones assumes the role. H&R Block shares are unchanged in premarket trading, and up 29.3% for the year so far.

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