Amazon drafts in top U.S. marketer to head U.K. operations

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LONDON--Online retail giant has brought in senior U.S. marketer Steve Frazier to spearhead its U.K. operations ( managing director.

Mr. Frazier succeeds Simon Murdoch, who left the company to start up his own venture, according to a company spokeswoman.

Mr. Frazier was formerly senior VP-corporate development for Payless Shoesource, a $2.6 billion footwear retailer based in Kansas.

He will report directly to Joseph P. Galli, president and chief operating officer of

Mr. Frazier's previous experience includes McKinsey & Co., where he was senior engagement manager. He also did a stint as a foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. offers more than 1.5 million books and CDs, and hosts online auctions.

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