Listing Details

Seattle, WA 98109-5210
206.266.1000, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. The company serves consumers through retail Websites, such as and, which primarily include merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers.
Founded by Jeff Bezos, the website started in 1995 as a place to buy books because of the unique customer experience the Web could offer book lovers. Bezos believed that only the Internet could offer customers the convenience of browsing a selection of millions of book titles in a single sitting. During the first 30 days of business, Amazon fulfilled orders for customers in 50 states and 45 countries – all shipped from his Seattle-area garage.

Amazon’s evolution from Web site to e-commerce partner to development platform is driven by the spirit of innovation that is part of the company’s DNA. The world’s brightest technology minds come to to research and develop technology that improves the lives of shoppers and sellers around the world.

Amazon also offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on company’s Websites, and their own branded Websites; and programs, which allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content.

In addition, the company serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, which provides access to technology infrastructure that enables virtually various businesses. Further, it offers Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store; and manufactures and sells electronic devices, as well as provides co-branded credit card agreements and advertising services.

Additionally, the company offers Amazon Prime, an annual membership program, which provides free shipping of items; access to streaming of movies and TV episodes; and access to books to borrow and read on a Kindle device., Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Amazon’s acquisition of Kiva Systems in 2012 and its 2013 announcement of new UAV initiative, Amazon Prime Air as well as its various investments in IoT and deep learning technology, place it in the center of new robotics R&D.

Company Leadership

  • Jeffrey P Bezos “Jeff” Chairman/President/CEO/Founder
  • Jeffrey M. Blackburn, Senior VP, Business Development
  • Andrew R. Jassy, Senior VP, Amazon Web Services
  • Diego Piacentini, Senior VP, International Consumer Business
  • Shelley L. Reynolds, VP, Worldwide Controller and Principal Accounting Officer
  • Thomas J. Szkutak, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeffrey A. Wilke, Senior VP, Consumer Business
  • David A. Zapolsky, Senior VP, General Counsel and Secretary