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."