Hampton Creek’s board of directors made a big, and very unusual, change recently: they all left.
All, that is, except for the CEO of the Silicon Valley startup best known for its egg-less mayo and some of the controversies that have clung to it.
The company confirmed the board change to Business Insider on Monday. Josh Tetrick, the CEO and now sole board member of Hampton Creek, said in an emailed statement that the board changes would give more freedom to the startup’s staff.
“Ensuring our employees maintain their ability to direct our mission is as critical as the technologies we deploy and the products we launch. We will always protect this principle,” he said.
In the past month, four board members have left. A Hampton Creek spokesperson also told BI that the company is working on re-constituting the board.
According to a report in Bloomberg earlier on Monday, the board members left because of conflicts with Tetrick.
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