Clark grew to become shopper chief amid a sequence of exits after Jeff Bezos ceded the CEO function to Andy Jassy in 2021.
Amazon.com Inc. veteran government Dave Clark, who oversaw the patron enterprise that features the net retail operation, is stepping down.
“To all I’ve had the dignity of working with: thanks for making it a lot enjoyable to return to work every single day for 23 years to invent cool, wonderful issues for purchasers,” Clark tweeted on Friday.
Clark’s departure indicators that Chief Government Officer Andy Jassy is in search of modifications within the firm’s shopper division, which overbuilt through the pandemic and left Amazon saddled with extra warehouse house.
The corporate spooked traders in April after reporting a weak revenue outlook, and Amazon has since begun trying to sublet thousands and thousands of sq. ft of warehouse house, Bloomberg has reported.
“The previous few years have been among the many most difficult and unpredictable we’ve confronted within the historical past of Amazon’s Client enterprise, and I’m significantly appreciative of Dave’s management throughout that point,” Jassy stated in a press release. “As we shared final week throughout our annual shareholder assembly, we nonetheless have extra work in entrance of us to get to the place we in the end wish to be in our Client enterprise.
“To that finish, we’re making an attempt to be considerate in our plans for Dave’s succession and any modifications we make. I count on to be prepared with an replace for you over the subsequent few weeks.”
Clark grew up with Amazon, rising by way of the ranks to turn into CEO: Worldwide Client, which put him accountable for the e-commerce enterprise that’s the firm’s main income supply however has typically struggled to be worthwhile.
Clark was amongst senior executives whose compensation bundle was singled out by funding advisory companies who argued his pay must be higher tied to firm efficiency. Clark, who final 12 months took cost of Amazon’s retail and logistics enterprise, was paid $56 million in 2021.
Clark grew to become shopper chief amid a sequence of exits after Jeff Bezos ceded the CEO function to Jassy in 2021. Clark’s predecessor, Jeff Wilke, left Amazon final 12 months.