Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky to step down

A little over three years ago, when Jeff announced my new role, one of my first tasks was to identify who would take over and run AWS. It was important to me that we have someone who understands AWS, values ​​our culture, provides strong continuity, and can continue to grow the company. We had strong leaders at AWS, several of whom could run the entire company long-term, but who would benefit from a few more years to gain experience and learn under a more experienced CEO.

Adam Selipsky was one of the first VPs we hired at AWS in 2005 and spent 11 years excellently leading AWS sales, marketing and support, before leaving to become CEO of Tableau . I always had a lot of respect for Adam and we met several times to discuss the possibility of returning to lead AWS. During these conversations, we agreed that if he accepted this role, he would likely do so for a few years, and that one of the things he would focus on during that time was helping prepare the next generation of leaders.

We were fortunate that Adam agreed to step in and lead AWS, and that he ably led the company, while growing his leadership team. Adam will now move on to his next challenge (after taking a much-needed break) and Matt Garman will become CEO of AWS, effective June 3.

I want to thank Adam for everything he has done to lead AWS over the past three years. He took office in the midst of the pandemic, which presented a wide range of leadership and business challenges. Under his leadership, the team made the right long-term decision to help customers become more efficient in their spending, even if it meant less short-term revenue for AWS. Throughout, the team has continued to invent and launch new services at a rapid pace, including several impactful generative AI services, such as Amazon Bedrock and Amazon Q. Adam leaves AWS in a strong position , having reached an annual turnover of $100 billion in the past. quarter, with a further acceleration in revenues year-on-year. Perhaps most importantly, AWS continues to lead in operational performance, security, reliability, and the overall breadth and depth of our services. I deeply appreciate Adam’s leadership during this time and the entire team’s dedication to meeting customer and company expectations.

As some of you may know, Matt started at Amazon as an MBA intern in the summer of 2005, and joined the company full-time in 2006 as one of the first leaders AWS product. Initially working across AWS, Matt helped create our first SLAs, define new features, and create new pricing plans. He then became our first product manager for EC2 and led EC2 product management during its formative years. During this time he also led the team that defined, launched and operated EBS. Matt eventually became General Manager of all AWS Compute services in 2016, which he did for approximately four years. In 2020, after being deeply involved in our product organization for 14 years, I asked Matt to move to the demand generation side of AWS to lead WW Sales, Marketing, Support, and Professional Services.

Matt has an unusually strong set of skills and experiences for his new role. He is very customer focused, a tremendous product manager, inventive, an intelligent problem solver, he is very reasonable, has high standards and a significant bias for action, and in the 18 years he has worked at AWS, he was one of the best learners I know. I met. Matt knows our customers and our business as well as anyone in the world, and has leadership experience on both the product and demand generation sides. I’m excited to see Matt and his exceptional AWS leadership team continue to invent our future: AWS is still in its infancy.

Thanks again to Adam for his leadership and please join me in congratulating Matt.


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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