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When Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon Consumer Worldwide, made the surprise announcement in August that he was leaving, he said he felt it was time to do something else.

"Time for me to take time to explore personal interests that have taken a back seat for over two decades," Wilke wrote in a heartfelt letter to Amazon's 1.13 million employees.

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In March, Jeff Wilke quietly stepped away from Amazon, the company he was instrumental in building from an online book retailer to one of the most valuable and influential corporations in the world.

As CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer since 2016, he oversaw the company's vast retail business, Prime, the Amazon marketplace, Amazon stores, marketing and Whole Foods.

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Once an obscure health care company, Crossover Health, has netted some of the biggest names in technology. And its new venture with Amazon is about to make it even bigger.

The San Clemente-based startup netted $168 million in Series D funding just this week, and its burgeoning success speaks to a larger trend that could change how U.S. health insurance is done.

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