Landry is, by all measures, a rising star at the company. She was a founding member of the Amazon Fresh team and served for a year as the technical advisor to Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke, a highly coveted position that often signals an upward trajectory at the company.
Landry then became VP of Prime Now and oversaw its launch in 2014. She has since led the rapid delivery service to expand to more than 50 cities.
She’ll now take the helm at Amazon’s oldest grocery offering, Amazon Fresh, as well as its restaurant delivery service, signaling possible changes to how Amazon’s grocery business is run.
Prime Now and Fresh have been fast and steady successes for Amazon, while it has struggled to get other grocery initiatives off the ground. Its fully automated convenience store, Amazon Go, launched in a private beta more than a year ago but no other moves have been announced.
Amazon has also been busy developing its grocery integration strategy after its acquisition of upscale grocery chain Whole Foods.
Tara Sorensen, the five-year head of Amazon Studios’ kids content department, will take on a similar role at Apple. Tara Pietri, a leader in business and legal affairs for the studio, will lead Apple’s legal affairs division and international development exec Carina Walker will take on a similar role at Apple.
The departures follow a turbulent few months at Amazon Studios. In October, studio head Roy Price resigned after allegations of sexual harassment. Three more executives left soon after, including Morgan Waddell, the head of international, who also joined Apple’s original content team.