Top WeWork sales exec resigns amid office relationship probe

Co-working firm was reportedly preparing to fire Grant McGrail for cause

Feb.February 25, 2020 09:15 AM
Grant McGrail (Credit: LinkedIn, Wikipedia)

Grant McGrail (Credit: LinkedIn, Wikipedia)

A senior sales executive at WeWork resigned on Valentine’s Day, while under investigation for a romantic relationship with a team member whom he promoted, according to Bloomberg.

The struggling co-working firm was planning to fire Grant McGrail, a senior vice president of account sales and strategic alliances, for cause. Business Insider first reported the departure, but not the reasons behind it.

The human resources investigation began earlier this month after allegations were raised against McGrail.

As head of enterprise sales, McGrail had played a key role in the firm’s transition from targeting smaller startup tenants to larger firms like Microsoft and Salesforce. He first joined the firm in New York in 2017, before relocating to San Francisco.

WeWork’s work culture has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of its abandoned initial public offering and leadership shakeup.

In 2018, WeWork conducted an investigation that found credible evidence of drug use and sexual relations between co-workers, and reached a $2 million settlement with a woman who had worked in the firm’s real estate business, Business Insider reported Saturday. [Bloomberg] — Kevin Sun

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