Beau Higgins, Senior Manager; Military Recruiting Center of Excellence Worldwide Operations Talent Acquisition, Amazon
Beau Higgins is highly motivated, results-driven professional with a diverse background in operations and leadership. He has a proven track record of delivering sustainable results through superior written and verbal communication skills, team building, mentorship and interpersonal skills. Beau is an enthusiastic and collaborative leader that has worked in a variety of the most challenging environments and always demonstrated superior performance.
As the leader of Amazon’s military talent acquisition team, Beau currently leads an organization that is focused on hiring, developing and retaining the best and the brightest military talent available for positions within Amazon. Additionally, his team is focused on developing Amazon’s ongoing efforts to increase hiring of military spouses and wounded warriors, to engage with multiple Military Support Organizations (MSO’s) to educate transitioning veterans, and to meeting Amazon’s pledge to hire 25,000 veterans over a 5 year period.
Prior to joining Amazon in 2016, Beau served for 25 years as an intelligence officer with the Marines. This included deployments to Somalia, Bosnia, 3 tours to Iraq, and 3 tours to Afghanistan. He had the privilege to command 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. Following his retirement in 2014 he ran operations for a fiber optic cable assembler for 2 years.