Max Peterson is AWS Director and General Manager for Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector. Mr. Peterson is responsible for developing and supporting AWS public sector 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. Mr. Peterson’s AWS Capture and Contracts teams are responsible for identifying and winning large public sector programs and performing pre- and post-award contract management.
Mr. Peterson is a public sector industry veteran with over twenty-five 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 Industry Advisory Council, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and past board member of the Government Information Technology Executive Council.