Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 2:11 PM EDT Mar 21, 2019 Ford Motor Co.'s new chief financial officer is an Amazon finance veteran who led the high-profile Whole Foods acquisition. Tim Stone, 52, starts with the company on April 15, just in time for the shareholder annual meeting on May 9. Veteran CFO Bob Shanks, who is retiring, will remain with Ford for the transition through December. He will play a key role on the shareholder call, deliver first quarter sales figures in April and work on special projects. Stone, who worked at Amazon during its multibillion dollar evolution from 1998-2018, left as vice president of finance. Previously, he was CFO of Amazon Web Services and Digital Content. "Tim is an exceptionally talented finance leader and operating business partner. He successfully led the finance function for many fast-growing parts of Amazon during his tenure, including Kindle," said Tom Szkutak, Amazon CFO from 2002-15, said in … [Read more...] about New CFO Tim Stone goes from Jeff Bezos at Amazon to Jim Hackett at Ford
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By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm | UPDATED: February 7, 2019 at 3:02 am Jeff Bezos seems to be reveling in his new moment of Hollywood-style fame, as he has become better known these days for his love affair with an attractive TV host than for leading Amazon’s march to global domination. The Amazon founder and world’s richest person has turned up at a number of high-profile, high-powered social gigs since the world learned Jan. 9 — largely through the National Enquirer’s publication of racy text messages — that he was seeing Lauren Sanchez and thus ending his 25-year marriage to his wife, MacKenzie. On Jan. 26, Bezos, 55, was spotted schmoozing with America’s political and business elite at the annual black-tie Alfafa Club dinner in Washington D.C. Over Super Bowl weekend, he partied in Atlanta at a pre-game dinner with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. He also was … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend not by his side amid scandal over leaked texts, report says
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 8:40 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 11:10 am Jeff Bezos and his new girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have no intention of letting salacious reports about racy texts and their alleged extramarital affair get in the way of celebrating their new relationship. In fact, the Amazon CEO and increasingly powerful entertainment mogul plans to go public with his romance with Sanchez by bringing her to some big, splashy events in the next month, including the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, Page Six reports. “Expect to see Lauren joining Jeff (at the Oscars),” a source told Page Six. “They are an item and very much in love.” The source added that TV anchor Sanchez, 49, accompanied Bezos, 55, to the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6. “They were not hiding their relationship and were very relaxed at the (Golden) Globes,” the source said. But outside that universe, the fact … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos is ready to make a splash with new girlfriend at the Oscars, report says
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (L) and is wife MacKenzie arrive at the Washington Cathedral to attend the service for late Senator John McCain on September 1st, 2018 in Washington DC. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP / Getty Images) (L-R) CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos and writer MacKenzie Bezos attend the Amazon Studios Oscar Celebration at Delilah on February 26, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos participate in the opening ceremony of the newspaper's new location January 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. Bezos purchased the newspaper and media company in October of 2013 from the storied Graham family. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos (L) and MacKenzie Bezos attend Amazon Prime's Emmy Celebration at The Standard Hotel on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Hey Alexa, will divorcing Jeff Bezos make his ex the world’s richest woman?
Isobel Asher Hamilton, provided by Published 1:00 am PST, Saturday, December 8, 2018 FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. Photo: Cliff Owen, Associated Press Photo: Cliff Owen, Associated Press Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The Economic Club of Washington's Milestone Celebration in Washington. FILE- In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, speaks at The … [Read more...] about ‘Amazon will go bankrupt’: Jeff Bezos keeps talking about Amazon’s inevitable death