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With WeWork CEO Out, Scrutiny Turns to His Inner Circle

New leaders to examine the roles of some of Adam Neumann’s close associates

Inside A WeWork Inc. Office As Company Aims To Expand Across Asia
Photographer: Mike Short/Bloomberg

As chief executive officer of WeWork, Adam Neumann had a close group of friends who worked for him at the co-working giant. Now that he’s resigned -- and WeWork’s new co-CEOs are looking to make changes -- scrutiny is turning to his inner circle.

WeWork Vice Chairman Michael Gross, Vice President of Operations and Special Projects Zvika Shachar and Director of Development Roni Bahar are longtime WeWork executives who were seen internally as divisive figures with strong personal connections to the former CEO, according to current and former employees. Shachar is a childhood friend of Neumann, and Gross helped lead some of WeWork’s early fundraising rounds.