One of the leading warehouse club operators on the East Coast, BJ’s Wholesale Club, announced that the newest President comes in the form of current CCO and Executive Vice President. The new president, Lee Delaney, will take up his new position effective immediately and will continue to report to Christopher J. Baldwin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“Lee’s strategic vision and leadership have been instrumental in transforming BJ’s Wholesale Club,” Baldwin commented. “We are creating a focused commercial organization that will provide outstanding member service by delivering great products at unbeatable value. Under Lee’s leadership, the new organization will build on our progress as we continue our transformation, driving long-term, profitable growth. I look forward to continuing to partner with Lee to transform BJ’s Wholesale Club.”
According to the press release, Delaney will now be in charge of BJ’s retail, e-commerce, and membership operations in addition to his current responsibilities for merchandising, supply chain, and marketing.
“We have great opportunities ahead of us, and I’m thrilled to lead a strong team as we execute our strategic priorities,” Delaney said. “The new structure will enable us to create a seamless membership experience from acquisition to renewal while providing the outstanding value and service that members expect from BJ’s Wholesale Club. I look forward to building on our momentum as we continue our transformation.”
Before joining BJ’s in 2016, Delaney was a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company for 10 years where he advised clients on corporate strategy, created new market entry plans, supported client acquisitions, and advised on efficiency programs. He also worked for Electronic Data Systems and Deloitte Consulting advising clients on a variety of engagements prior to joining Bain in 1996. Delaney holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Massachusetts.
We at Deli Market News are eager to see how this experienced exec leads BJ’s moving forward.