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Jeff Blackburn, a close Bezos lieutenant, to leave Amazon – NBC News

Jeff Blackburn, the senior vice president of business development and a key member of Bezos’ inner circle, said Tuesday he is leaving the company.

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Another one of Jeff Bezos’ top lieutenants is leaving Amazon.
Jeff Blackburn, the senior vice president of business development and a key member of Bezos’ inner circle, said Tuesday he is leaving the company. The news comes three weeks after Bezos announced he would step down as CEO and become executive chairman, leaving Amazon Web Services head Andy Jassy to lead the e-commerce giant.
“I want to thank you all for your friendship, teamwork, and support,” Blackburn, who had been on a yearlong sabbatical,…

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