Country Manager, AWS Canada
Eric Gales is Country Manager for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canada. With 30 years of technology industry experience, he sets the strategic direction for the core elements of the AWS Commercial Sector business. Eric has responsibility for driving customer obsession in all core AWS Canada operations including business development, sales, partner alliances, marketing, solutions architecture, support, and training.
Prior to joining AWS in October 2015, Eric built a strong profile within Canada in senior roles as VP and General Manager at VMware Canada, and as President of Microsoft Canada. Before coming to Canada, Eric was a General Manager at Compaq UK.
While a native of the UK, Eric loved Canada so much he became a citizen. He and his wife reside in Oakville with two teenage children. In Eric’s spare time he plays in a beer league hockey team, and has a private pilot’s license flying out of Burlington Airpark.