Max Peterson

Company: Amazon Web Services

Job Title: GM, EMEA, LATAM, International Partners and Contracts, Worldwide Public Sector

Max Peterson

Max Peterson is Director and General Manager for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector. He is responsible for all AWS Public Sector sales, business operations and strategy in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Canada. He is responsible for hiring, retaining and developing all AWS public sector employees. Mr. Peterson is responsible for developing and supporting AWS public sector relationships with government, education and non-profit customers; and International partnerships with system integrators, solution providers, independent software vendors and value added resellers.  AWS’ rich partner ecosystem plays a key role enabling government and education customers to leverage AWS cloud solutions. Finally, Mr. Peterson is responsible for AWS’ Worldwide Contracts team that performs pre- and post-award contract management. 

Mr. Peterson is a public sector industry veteran with thirty years of experience. He joined Amazon Web Services in February 2012.  Prior to joining Amazon, he was Vice President and General Manager for Dell Federal Civilian and Intelligence Agencies. Before joining Dell in May 2007, Mr. Peterson held executive management positions at CDWG where he was Vice President of Federal Sales and Commerce One where he was Vice President of Public Sector Sales.  Among Mr. Peterson’s government IT accomplishments, at Commerce One, his organization was responsible for many e-government “firsts” such as Navy Seaport and GSA’s FirstGov.Gov citizen portal.

Mr. Peterson earned both a bachelor's degree in finance and master's of business administration in management information systems from the University of Maryland.  He is an active member of the Professional Services Council, a board member of the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group and past board member of the Government Information Technology Executive Council.