Amazon

Anytime you are excited to receive your Amazon package within the day, you can thank an LGO. From front-line managers all the way up to the C-Suite, Amazon is brimming with our alumni. The e-commerce giant engages in continuous improvement projects, and many LGO internships focus on optimizing supply chain and operations, web services, and Amazon Robotics.

Chuck Cummings (LGO ’14)

Internship location: Seattle, WA
Research topic: Supply chain

Amazon participates in LGO Recruiting Week every year, frequently hiring into their Pathways Leadership Development Program. Employees of the program are Amazon’s next generation of General Managers, Directors, and VPs.

In addition to the Amazon Pathways program, LGOs also have the opportunity to work across Amazon’s portfolio, like Amazon Web Services or Amazon Robotics (formerly Kiva). Recruits start right away as a front-line manager overseeing a team of 50-100 employees.

# of hires in past 5 years: 34
Frequent job titles at hire: Operations Manager, Senior Product Manager, Manager Supply Chain Capacity, Senior Technical Program Manager
Common locations: Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, CA

Jeff Wilke (LGO ’93)

CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon.com
While at LGO: MBA & SM Chemical Engineering
Previous studies: Princeton University, Chemical Engineering

One of the LGO Governing Board Co-Chairs, Jeff Wilke ’93 began his engineering management career at a variety of leadership positions in the chemical and polymer industries. Since 1999 he has led unprecedented growth at Amazon. Jeff serves on LGO’s Governing Board and is deeply involved in the program. He’s spoken to LGO classes regularly during Amazon case discussions, leadership seminars, and site visits. He was recently named CEO Worldwide Consumer at Amazon.

Jackie Underberg (LGO ’01)

General Manager, Director of Operations – Amazon Fulfillment
While at LGO: MBA & SM Chemical Engineering
Previous studies: Northwestern University, Chemical Engineering

After a successful management career post-LGO at HEB snack foods, Jackie Underberg joined Amazon as a Site Leader of Amazon Fresh in 2010. She then spent time working in an Amazon Fulfillment Center overseeing 2000+ associates before starting her current role as a Director of Operations at an Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center in Washington state.

Willow Primack (LGO ’15)

Pathways Operations Manager, Amazon.com
While at LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mechanical Engineering
After an outstanding career with the U.S. Army, Willow used LGO as an opportunity to transition back into civilian life. Now a Pathways Operations Manager for Amazon, she is in charge of testing and developing the next generation of warehouse technologies and oversees LGO interns in her position. In addition to Willow’s academic and work success, she is also a strong advocate and role model for the transgender community.

Augusta Niles (LGO ’14)

Solution Analytics Manager, Amazon Robotics
While at LGO: MBA & SM Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Previous studies: Dartmouth College, Electrical Engineering
Augusta joined Amazon directly after finishing LGO as a Supply Chain Operations Manager at Amazon Web Services. She then moved over to Amazon Robotics. She now leads a team of 4 analysts focused on product, hardware, and software. She drives product decisions using analytics and experimentation.