Colin Bodell was named Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Time Inc. in January 2014. Previously, Bodell served as Vice President of Amazon’s Digital Store Platform, where he led the organization responsible for the Kindle book, periodical, and magazine store, as well as the technology that supports Amazon digital content across web, Kindle and third-party devices.
Before joining Amazon, Bodell served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at VA Software, where he had product and engineering responsibility for its SourceForge Enterprise Edition and the technical operations of the company’s media properties. He has also held senior executive posts at Webgain, Intellicorp, and Micro Focus.
Bodell is a named inventor on four U.S. patents on topics ranging from methods for fabricating products on demand to protecting network sites during adverse network conditions. He currently has 10 patents pending with U.S. Patent Office.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and served as the executive sponsor of Amazon Women in Engineering during his years at the company.
A native of Liverpool, England, Bodell holds a degree in Computer Science from Coventry University, England. He immigrated to the United States in 1985.