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Amazon engineers spend hours preparing for ordinary meetings with one of Bezos' top executives because they're afraid of encountering 'Brilliant Clark'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon's SVP of worldwide operations Dave Clark is known for his attention to detail and sharp feedback.
That could be intimidating to some employees, but it's also earned him a flattering nickname: "Brilliant Clark."
Some employees indulge Clark's obsession with detail. For example, the 6-page reports used in every Amazon meeting would typically have an appendix of over 50 pages with additional data when presented to Clark, people who worked with him told Business Insider.
Engineers would prepare for their meeting, saying "Brilliant Clark," as they liked to call him, would pinpoint their...
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How Dave Clark, the mastermind behind Amazon's coronavirus response, became one of the most powerful executives in America

How Dave Clark, the mastermind behind Amazon's coronavirus response, became one of the most powerful executives in America

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Amazon's SVP of worldwide operations Dave Clark is one of the most powerful people in corporate America.
Clark is in charge of everything from Amazon's warehouse and shipping network to marketing and the Prime membership program.
Since joining Amazon in 1999, Clark has quickly jumped through the ranks, going from a Kentucky warehouse manager in 2001 to a part of the "S-team," a secretive group of 23 most senior executives at the company.
He's largely in charge of shaping Amazon's COVID-19 response, including changes in the supply chain network and warehouse safety policies.
While Clark has...
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