Snap Inc. has a favorite company to recruit executives from: Amazon.
The social-media company just hired Derek Andersen, a vice president of finance at Amazon.com Inc., to be its VP of finance, reporting to Tim Stone. Stone, whom Snap hired last month as chief financial officer, also came from Amazon. Another within the executive ranks also hailed from the e-commerce giant: Jerry Hunter, promoted to lead engineering at Snap in December, used to run infrastructure for Amazon’s cloud business.
Snap confirmed Andersen’s hire and said he’s starting on July 9. The Los Angeles-based company, which runs the Snapchat mobile photo-sharing app, has had plenty of management slots to fill, with frequent executive turnover since going public in March 2017. Many of those roles have been filled from within the company, because fitting in with Snap’s demanding and secretive culture isn’t easy.
Still, Seattle-based Amazon,…