- Dave Clark was promoted to Amazon’s CEO of worldwide consumer this year.
- Clark’s role covers almost every aspect of Amazon’s retail business.
- His direct reports include execs in charge of the marketplace, Prime, and logistics, among others.
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Dave Clark’s first official move after being promoted to Amazon’s retail chief this year was to write a letter to President Joe Biden, offering help to vaccinate 100 million Americans in the first 100 days of the administration.
As part of the move, Clark also brought on a longtime Amazon executive, Nader Kabbani, as one of his direct reports to lead the vaccination efforts, as Insider previously reported. Kabbani’s job is to build up a newly created team fully dedicated to giving employees access to COVID-19 vaccines when they become available at a wider scale.
Kabbani’s appointment underscores an area of great importance for Clark, who this year became Amazon’s new CEO of worldwide consumer — a position that covers almost every aspect of Amazon’s retail operations, including its online marketplace, shipping and warehousing network, and the physical store business such as Whole Foods.
It’s one of the few changes Clark has made to his top leadership circle this year, according to an internal chart of his 15 direct reports, obtained by Insider. The list gives a clear look into where Clark’s priorities are as he steps into his new role.
The most obvious change is the addition of four executives who used to report to Jeff Wilke, Clark’s predecessor who retired this year. That includes: Doug Herrington, SVP of North America Consumer, who runs all of Amazon’s US marketplace; Russ Grandinetti, SVP of international consumer; Dave Treadwell, VP of e-commerce services; and Pat Bajari, VP of Core AI and chief economist.
One major loss is Brad Porter, Amazon’s former VP of robotics, who left last year, in part due to Amazon’s compensation structure, as Insider previously reported. Porter is one of a series of high-profile departures that took place at Amazon over the past year, resulting in at least 12 empty executive roles among its most senior ranks.
Meanwhile, the reorganization over the past year has pushed down four executives who previously reported to Clark to instead sit under his direct reports. Carletta Ooton, VP of safety, sustainability, security and compliance, now reports up to Alicia Boler Davis, VP of global customer fulfillment. Rebecca Gansert, who runs the operations of Prime Now fast delivery, and Devesh Mishra, in charge of Amazon’s supply chain optimization technology, are now both under John Felton, VP of global delivery services.
Arun Rajan, previously VP of technology for physical stores under Clark, is now CTO of Whole Foods and part of the Whole Foods leadership team.
The biggest question in this may be who will win Clark’s former position of SVP of worldwide operations. It is one of the most important positions at Amazon with wide-ranging responsibilities and scale, having to deal with everything from quick delivery and safety compliance to labor issues and marketing. Amazon hasn’t filled the spot since Clark’s promotion and told Insider that the job remains open.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed this list of executives that report to Clark. Other notable names include Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, VP of physical retail Dilip Kumar, and Neil Lindsay, who’s in charge of both marketing and Prime membership.
Meet the 15 Amazon executives reporting directly to Clark:
- Alicia Boler Davis, VP of global customer fulfillment
- Cherris Armour, Technical advisor
- Pat Bajari, VP of Core AI and Chief Economist
- David Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services
- Doug Herrington, SVP of North America Consumer
- Dilip Kumar, VP of physical retail
- Heather MacDougall, VP of workplace health and safety
- John Felton, VP of global delivery services
- John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO
- Nader Kabbani, VP of operations
- Neil Lindsay, VP of worldwide Prime and marketing
- Russ Grandinetti, SVP of international consumer
- Stephanie Landry, VP of grocery
- David Treadwell, VP of e-commerce services
- Janette Coleman, executive assistant