March 17 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Friday one of its longest-serving directors, Bing Gordon, a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, stepped down from the board this week but would remain a consultant to the company.
Gordon, who joined the board in 2003, will advise Amazon on "strategic consumer initiatives" and will be a board observer, an Amazon spokesman said in an email. Gordon was granted an award of 3,100 shares as part of the consultancy, a filing said, worth $2.6 million as of the market close on Mar. 14.
The Seattle-based online retailer declined to discuss plans to fill his board seat.
(Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco; Editing by Richard Chang)