Venture capital executive William B. Gordon stepped down from his role as a director on Amazon.com’s board to provide consulting services to the company.

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Venture capital executive William B. Gordon stepped down from his role as a director on Amazon.com’s board to provide consulting services to the company.

Gordon, who serves as chief product officer at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and co-founded Electronic Arts, had joined Amazon’s board in 2003.

He will remain a nonvoting observer of the board during his two-year consulting contract.

An Amazon spokesman said Gordon will “devote significant time advising Amazon on strategic consumer initiatives.”

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