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Officers
Jeffrey P. Bezos
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Jeffrey P. Bezos

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994. Amazon’s mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Amazon offers low prices and fast delivery on millions of items, designs and builds the bestselling Kindle hardware, and empowers companies and governments in over 190 countries around the world with the leading cloud computing infrastructure through its Amazon Web Services offering. Bezos is also the founder of aerospace company Blue Origin, which is working to lower the cost and increa... 

Jeffrey M. Blackburn
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Jeffrey M. Blackburn

Mr. Blackburn has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development, since April 2006. From June 2004 to April 2006, he was Vice President, Business Development, from July 2003 to June 2004, he was Vice President, European Customer Service and from November 2002 to July 2003, he was Vice President, Operations Integration. Prior to joining Amazon.com in 1998, Mr. Blackburn was Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell.

He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from... 
Sebastian J. Gunningham
Senior Vice President, Seller Services
Sebastian J. Gunningham

Mr. Gunningham has served as Senior Vice President, Seller Services, since joining Amazon.com in March 2007. Prior to joining Amazon.com, Mr. Gunningham was President of First Data Utilities from August 2006 to February 2007, following First Data’s acquisition of Peace Software, Inc., where he was Chief Executive Officer from February 2004 to August 2006 and President and Chief Operating Officer from April 2002 to March 2003. From March 2003 to February 2004, he served as Vice President of Enter... 
Andrew R. Jassy
Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services
Andrew R. Jassy

Andy Jassy leads the Amazon Web Services business (AWS) and the Technology Infrastructure organization for Amazon.com. AWS is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides software developers and businesses with cloud-based infrastructure services that are inexpensive, reliable, scalable, comprehensive and flexible. AWS has grown tremendously since its inception in 2006 and now provides infrastructure services to hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world from start-ups to enterprises to ... 
Steven Kessel
Senior Vice President
Steven Kessel

Mr. Kessel is Senior Vice President of Amazon.com, served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Digital Media, and, prior to that, Vice President, Digital, and Vice President, U.S. Books, Music, Video and DVD. Prior to joining Amazon.com in 1999, Mr. Kessel was a consultant to internet companies.

Kessel received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.... 
Diego Piacentini
Senior Vice President, International Consumer Business
Diego Piacentini

Mr. Piacentini has served as Senior Vice President, International Consumer Business, since February 2012. From January 2007 until February 2012, Mr. Piacentini served as Senior Vice President, International Retail, from November 2001 until December 2006, he served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Retail and Marketing and, from February 2000 until November 2001, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, International. Prior to joining Amazon.com, Piacentini was vice president... 

Shelley L. Reynolds
Vice President, Worldwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
Shelley L. Reynolds

Ms. Reynolds has served as Vice President, Worldwide Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer since April 2007. From February 2006 to April 2007, she was Vice President, Finance and Controller. Prior to joining Amazon.com, Ms. Reynolds was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP since 1998.... 
Thomas J. Szkutak
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Thomas J. Szkutak

After more than 20 years with GE, Mr. Szkutak joined Amazon.com in October 2002 to serve as the company's chief financial officer and senior vice president. As CFO he oversees the company's overall financial activities, including controllership, tax, treasury, analysis, investor relations, internal audit and financial operations.

Before joining Amazon.com, Szkutak served as CFO for GE Lighting, where he managed a division with $3 billion in annual revenue and more than 33,000 emplo... 

Jeffrey A. Wilke
Senior Vice President, Consumer Business
Jeffrey A. Wilke

Mr. Wilke has served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Business, since February 2012. From January 2007 until February 2012, Mr. Wilke served as Senior Vice President, North American Retail, and from January 2002 until December 2006, he was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations. Jeff Wilke joined Amazon.com as Vice President and General Manager, Operations in September, 1999. He left AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) where he was Vice-President and General Manager, Pharmaceutical Fine Che... 

David A. Zapolsky
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
David A. Zapolsky

David Zapolsky joined Amazon.com in November 1999 as Associate General Counsel for Litigation and Regulatory matters and was promoted to Vice President in April 2002. He became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in September 2012, overseeing the company’s legal, policy, compliance, and regulatory affairs.

Prior to joining Amazon.com, David was a partner at the Seattle offices of Dorsey & Whitney and Bogle & Gates. Before moving to Seattle from New York City in 1994, he... 

Directors
Jeffrey P. Bezos
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Jeffrey P. Bezos

Jeffrey P. Bezos has been Chairman of the Board since founding the Company in 1994 and Chief Executive Officer since May 1996. Mr. Bezos served as President from founding until June 1999 and again from October 2000 to the present.

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Tom A. Alberg
Madrona Venture Group
Tom A. Alberg

Tom A. Alberg has been a director since June 1996. Mr. Alberg has been a managing director of Madrona Venture Group, LLC, a venture capital firm, since September 1999, and a principal in Madrona Investment Group, LLC, a private investment firm, since January 1996. Prior to co-founding Madrona Investment Group, Mr. Alberg served as president of LIN Broadcasting Corporation, Executive Vice Presid... 

John Seely Brown
Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost at USC
John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown has been a director since June 2004. Mr. Brown has served as a Visiting Scholar and Advisor to the Provost at the University of Southern California (USC) since 1996 and as Independent Co-Chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge since 2006. He held various scientific research positions at Xerox Corporation from 1978 until 2002, including Chief Scientist until April 2002 and ... 

William B. (Bing) Gordon
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
William B. (Bing) Gordon

William B. Gordon has been a director since April 2003. Mr. Gordon has been a partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, since June 2008. Mr. Gordon is a co-founder of Electronic Arts, Inc., a software and gaming company, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer from March 1998 to May 2008, including heading marketing and product developm... 

Jamie S. Gorelick
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Jamie S. Gorelick

Jamie S. Gorelick has been a director since February 2012. Ms. Gorelick has been a partner with the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP since July 2003. She has held numerous positions in the U.S. government, serving as Deputy Attorney General of the United States, General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Assistant to the Secretary of Energy, and a member of the bipartisan Nati... 
Alain Monié
Ingram Micro Inc.
Alain Monié

Alain Monié has been a director since November 2008. Mr. Monié has served as Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Micro Inc., a large technology distributor, since January 2012, and was its President from November 2011 to September 2013 and its Chief Operating Officer from November 2011 to January 2012. He was elected to Ingram Micro Inc.’s board of directors in November 2011. Mr. Monié was CEO of AP... 
Jonathan J. Rubinstein
Former Chairman and CEO, Palm, Inc.
Jonathan J. Rubinstein

Jonathan J. Rubinstein has been a director since December 2010. Mr. Rubinstein was Senior Vice President, Product Innovation, for the Personal Systems Group at the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), a multinational information technology company, from July 2011 to January 2012, and served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Palm Global Business Unit, at HP from July 2010 to July 2011. Mr. Ru... 
Thomas O. Ryder
Former Chairman and CEO, Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
Thomas O. Ryder

Thomas O. Ryder has been a director since November 2002. Mr. Ryder was Chairman of the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. from April 1998 to December 2006, and was Chief Executive Officer from April 1998 to December 2005. From 1984 to 1998, Mr. Ryder worked in several roles at American Express, including as President of American Express Travel Related Services International. Mr. Ryder has been a di... 
Patricia Q.  Stonesifer
Smithsonian Institution
Patricia Q.  Stonesifer

Patricia Q. Stonesifer has been a director since February 1997. Ms. Stonesifer has served as the President and CEO of Martha’s Table, a non-profit, since April 2013. She served as Chair of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution from January 2009 to January 2012 and as Vice Chair from January 2012 to January 2013. From September 2008 to January 2012, she served as senior advisor to the...