Richard Puccio is the Chief Financial Officer of Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading the Financial and Global Business Services organization (1500+ employees). As CFO, he partners with AWS’s CEO to deliver revenue growth and profitability by leading and managing all short- and long-term strategic financial objectives, supporting the AWS executive team with key financial information and operational analytics, and driving performance and accountability. AWS, a $82B revenue run rate business, is the world’s leading cloud provider and has the most comprehensive and broadly adopted portfolio of cloud services. AWS has the most functionality, the largest and most vibrant community of customers and partners, and the most proven operational and security expertise. AWS continually innovates and is equipped to support virtually any cloud workload. The business has more than 200 fully featured services, including compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, application development, deployment, and management. In 2021 alone, AWS launched more than 3,000 new services and features. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.
Prior to joining AWS in 2021, Mr. Puccio served as an assurance partner in PwC’s Technology Practice for more than 20 years, and during that time worked with numerous public and private companies in multiple markets and industries. In his role as a PwC Global Engagement Partner, he led large, global teams and advised both management and audit committees on complex business and financial matters. Mr. Puccio also spent two-and-a-half years in financial operations and reporting at two public companies where he was responsible for business unit financial analysis and budgeting and reporting for a national property insurance carrier. Additionally, he led external reporting and global balance sheet controls for a $15B public global technology company. He has an AB in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.