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Jeffrey M. Blackburn '91

Jeffrey M. Blackburn

Senior Vice President
of Business Development
and Digital Entertainment
Amazon.com

Seattle, WA

Elected 2016 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Stanford University

Jeff Blackburn '91 is currently Senior Vice President of Business Development and Digital Entertainment at Amazon.com. He leads the teams responsible for Amazon's content and advertising businesses including Prime Video, Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Music, and Prime Photos. Jeff is also the head of Amazon's M&A, investments and strategic business development efforts worldwide. He worked on the IPO for Amazon and has helped build the company for over 19 years, reporting to Jeff Bezos and part of Amazon's Senior Leadership Team since 2006. Jeff is a member of the Board of Directors for several media and internet startups including Wikia in San Francisco and WhoSay in New York. He also serves on the Board for the Experimental Education Unit and Haring Research & Training Center at the University of Washington. Prior to joining Amazon, Jeff worked at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in Silicon Valley, as well as with Bridgewater Associates in Connecticut.

He holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and an AB from Dartmouth, majoring in government/economics. Jeff was a three-year starter and All-Ivy outside linebacker for Dartmouth Football. He played on the 1990 team that won the Ivy League title, the first under head coach Buddy Teevens.

Jeff is married to Anne Fleischli Blackburn '91. They live in Seattle, Washington, with their two daughters.

Last Updated: 8/21/17