An Amazon payments veteran is leaving the Seattle online giant and heading across town.
Iain Kennedy, who had spent the past six years helping manage Amazon commerce teams, is now “driving the future of commerce at Microsoft” as a product management director on the Commerce Platform Strategy team, according to his LinkedIn profile. Re/code first noticed Kennedy’s job change this morning.
Kennedy was most recently the head of product management for Amazon’s Local Commerce team. Before that, he managed Consumer Payments Product Management, Global Payments Marketing, and User Experience Design teams at Amazon Global Payments.
As Re/code notes, Kennedy helped Amazon build out its payment products, including a digital wallet app and a rumored digital money transfer service.
This is the second Amazon payments director to leave in the past three months. In July, Doug Hebenthal, who left Microsoft in 2012 to become engineering director for Amazon’s e-commerce payments platform, left Amazon to take a job as senior vice president with Emdeon, a company that provides payment solutions and patient management systems for health care.