Jeffrey M. Blackburn '91

Jeff Blackburn '91Senior Vice President
of Business Development
and Digital Entertainment

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 He leads the teams responsible for Amazon's content and advertising businesses including Prime Video, Amazon Studios, IMDb and Amazon Music. Mr. Blackburn 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 21 years, reporting to Jeff Bezos and part of Amazon's Senior Leadership Team since 2006. Mr. Blackburn is a member of the Board of Directors for several media and internet startups, and also serves on the Board for the Experimental Education Unit and Haring Research Center at the University of Washington. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in Silicon Valley, as well as with Bridgewater Associates in Connecticut.

He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School and an A.B. from Dartmouth, majoring in government/economics. Mr. Blackburn was an All-Ivy outside linebacker for Dartmouth Football playing on the 1990 team that won the Ivy League title, the first under head coach Buddy Teevens. He is married to Anne Fleischli Blackburn '91. They live in Seattle, Washington.