VP of Alexa leaves AmazonMay 17, 2018
VP of Alexa leaves Amazon
VP of Alexa leaves Amazon. VP of Alexa Jim Freeman is the latest to depart from Amazon, adding to the string of a dozen executives and senior managers that have left the company over the past 10 months.
While higher-ups had asked him to stay, he was finally poached by German e-commerce company Zalando. Freeman had a lot of support internally, having previously run Prime Video and Amazon Studios. Read more here.
"The pace of the past five years has finally gotten to me and I simply need to catch my breath," Kindel writes. "I have a car restoration project that is two years behind schedule. My home automation system needs a complete revamp (it's gotten a bit crusty since it was installed in 2001).
"I was originally just going to take a temporary leave, but I like the idea of having total freedom of thought to decide what's next in my life. By making a clean break from Amazon all options (including coming back to Amazon) are still on the table."