Andrea K. Leigh is an expert in e-commerce growth initiatives, focusing on maximizing core business inputs to drive long-term, sustainable growth: pricing, merchandising and marketing, assortment strategy, supply chain, and customer shopping experience.
Ms. Leigh spent 10 years at Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington, most recently as a GM/Category Leader for the Canadian division, leading the launches of over 10 product categories and growing Amazon.ca to the largest e-commerce retailer in Canada. She also ran Canada’s Amazon Prime program and drove the country’s Cost Out (profit improvement) program, driving significant improvements to operating margins.
From 2005-2012, she led the launch of the third-party and FBA platforms for Amazon.com’s Grocery category, then worked on the retail Grocery launch, launching and driving growth for vendors such as General Mills, Mars, Unilever, and Hershey. She led the buying team for the Baby category, driving the team to triple the category’s assortment, improve profitability, and reviving the Baby Registry. She managed a team to expand general merchandise on AmazonFresh, managing vendor management, merchandising, instock, and PM for Fresh’s non-food assortment.
Conducting nearly 1,000 interviews, serving as a corporate Amazon.com Bar Raiser, and personally hiring hundreds of candidates for Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and Amazon.mx, she is an expert in building winning business teams and identifying and retaining top talent.
Ms. Leigh earned her Masters of Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, specializing in Supply Chain and Marketing serving as the chapter’s President of the National Association of Women MBAs. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Carlson School of Management.
Her personal passions include an active board position for Wellspring Family Services, focusing on advocating for and addressing child homelessness in Seattle and surrounding areas, chasing her three children around, traveling, and staying active through running, pickle ball, and yoga.