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亚马逊行政杰夫布莱克本在2015年,他的母校达特茅斯学院讲话。(Dartmouth / Eli Burakian照片,允许。)

另一个杰夫正在从他的长期亚马逊执行角色开始,填写了在科技巨头的大规模领导过渡的照片。

杰夫Blackburn, the senior vice president who played a key behind-the-scenes role as one of Jeff Bezos’ top lieutenants for more than two decades, is leaving Amazon as of today, following一年长的休假, he wrote in a message to Amazon’s senior leaders, posted to the company’s intranet and obtained by GeekWire.

“I’m not retiring and will have news on what’s next for me soon,” Blackburn wrote.

The company isn’t saying where Blackburn is expected to land next, but Bezos made it clear that it’s not likely to be a subject of contention.

Blackburn “has kept me in the loop on his next chapter, and I can assure you it’s a very exciting one!” Bezos wrote in his response, also posted Tuesday to the Amazon intranet. “I predict that Jeff will be every bit as amazing in his new role as he’s been in all his roles at Amazon. Easy prediction. Big congrats to you, Jeff.” [See full messages from Bezos and Blackburn below.]

Much has changed in Amazon’s executive suite in Blackburn’s year away.

  • Bezos本月宣布计划担任首席执行官在今年第三季度,转向作为执行主席的角色,由Andy Jassy替代于长期的亚马逊网络服务领导者。
  • 亚马逊全球消费者首席执行官杰夫威尔克,10月份宣布that he would be leaving in the first quarter of this year, replace by Dave Clark, the former head of worldwide operations.

Blackburn showed his sense of humor in his message to the senior leadership team, or s-team, joking about one challenge that his departure will resolve.

“太多的杰夫的'错误已经困扰了许多你的二十年已经修了!”他写了。“多年来,我们总是在S-Team-Jeff Wilke,Jeff B,我自己以及一段时间杰夫·霍尔顿上有多个杰夫。实际上,我是如何对亚马逊的许多人和员工变成“jblack”。Wilke的退休意味着杰夫,今天,我将其归结为原来的。“

像Wilke一样,Blackburn先前被视为潜在的继任者,担任首席执行官,而不是首次名称的连续性,而是为了经验的深度。由于备忘录中的布莱克本,他与亚马逊的协会开始,当时他是Deutsche银行的初级投资银行家,分配在亚马逊IPO上工作。在该公司的21多年积极工作期间,Blackburn LED关键业务包括亚马逊的第三方销售,Prime视频,亚马逊音乐和亚马逊广告,与Bezos一起在关键业务计划中工作。

在周二的信息中,布莱克本回忆起一个关键时刻:“1998年初,传说中的CFO Joy Covey告诉我,该网站可能变得不仅仅是书......”你现在需要刚刚来到这里,相信我。哇,你的意思是录像带和cds&vhs?完毕。”

Amazon Exec Jeff Blackburn(右)与2019年12月在西雅图的星期一夜间足球比赛的Sidelines上与NFL专员Roger Goodell会谈。(Geekwire照片/泰勒索勒)

他还沿途宣战了公众挑战。2018年,布莱克本面临着亚马逊Studios员工的批评,因为他据报道,他们认为在暴徒骚扰指控下的工作室首席Roy价格辞职的情况下的讨论。与员工发言,布莱克本“试图将这种情况作为一个已经进行的一个已经进行大胆的新战略的组织,”但他的信息“让一些员工感到沮丧,”新闻出版信息reported at the time

One effect of Blackburn’s departure will be to give Jassy a chance to reshape more of the Amazon leadership team as he assumes the reins as CEO later this year. A key announcement that has yet to be made by the company is who will succeed Jassy as CEO of AWS, the company’s fast-growing and profitable cloud division.

在他对领导团队的信息中,布莱克本说他希望他推动他们和亚马逊“更加大胆,看到围绕角落,想想大,”在他的任期里。“与核心业务一样强大的职位,因为它是迄今为止的,我知道这就是我们在未来十年内从你那里想要的东西。”

这是Blackburn的消息,其次是Bezos的回复,它发布到亚马逊的Intranet。

Steam: I have an important update for you all, one I know you’ve been waiting on for a long time. The “too many Jeff’s” bug that’s been bothering many of you for two decades has been fixed! Over the years, we’ve always had multiple Jeff’s on s-team—Jeff Wilke, Jeff B, myself, and for a time Jeff Holden. It’s actually how I became “jblack” to many of you and to employees across Amazon. Wilke’s retirement meant one less Jeff, and today, I’m taking it down to just the original.

I am officially leaving Amazon today. In late 1996, I was a junior investment banker at Deutsche Bank, assigned to a potential Amazon IPO project. I did the excel models, wrote chunks of the AMZN IPO prospectus, etc. One of the things that sticks with me to this day is that I was the one who carried all the team’s heavier bags during our three weeks of global travel. There was no Zoom or Chime, so it was quite a grueling process back then.

1998年初,我被传奇的CFO Joy Covey告诉我,该网站可能会变得不仅仅是书......“你现在需要在这里出现,相信我”。哇,你的意思是录像带和cds&vhs?完毕。

我此后很快就加入了亚马逊。我会和你一起做大量建筑 - 3P市场,并购和Busdev团队,A9,广告,亚马逊音乐,盛年视频,亚马逊工作室。在我的22年里,我想认为我从未停止帮助携带那些较重的袋子。更新的举措,我们团队采取了额外勇气和长期思考的举措。我希望,在边缘,我推动了S-Team和亚马逊更加大胆,看到了角落,想大。随着它的核心业务,它是迄今为止的强大的一个位置,我知道在未来十年内客户将从您身上想要的。

Gotrifurif的新S-Team领导者已经进入了这些大角色,并继续建立和大胆发明。我欣赏过去11个月的领导力:观看公司在Covid期间执行的令人惊讶 - 你的团队在最需要的时候提供亚马逊的最佳状态。

I want to thank you all for your friendship, teamwork, and support. What an amazing 22 years it has been together – I will cherish it, forever. I’m not retiring and will have news on what’s next for me soon.

Of course, today, I am formally giving up “jblack@”. I have just one request—that I forever stay “jblack” in the halls of Amazon. It’d be an honor,

-Jeff.

当你被分配到IPO路演时,这对我们来说是一个幸运的日子。看着你作为那个初级投资银行家,很容易看到你的邪恶智慧 - 完全展示。但是,谁知道你会被发明和先锋的无情的冲动所驱动?从市场和广告到推出Prime Video和Amazon Studios,你是一个建设者。而且你已经帮助了我们所有人 - 不仅仅是你直接领导的东西。你有判断力,你的观点永远不会冗余。当你说话时,我发现自己仔细倾向于倾听 - 永远。

谢谢你超过二十年的领导力。推动我们所有人继续探索。携带所有这些袋子。

虽然它没有完全准备被分享,但Jblack让我在下一章的循环中,我可以向你保证,这是一个非常令人兴奋的人!我预测杰夫在他在亚马逊的所有角色都是他的新角色时,杰夫将是惊人的。轻松预测。杰夫恭喜你。

Your friend always,

杰夫

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