Since its inception in 2013, Boxed has been sailing captain-free. But now, the online and mobile wholesale retailer has welcomed an experienced leader to take the wheel after a year of incredible growth for the company. The former Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Business, Prentis Wilson, will now be taking on the role as President for Boxed.com.
“Boxed is an innovative company that identified and capitalized on a real opportunity in the grocery space,” said Wilson. “I’m super excited to join Boxed, where I see massive potential for its end-to-end platform to deliver an industry-best shopping experience for customers, as well as unrivaled value for vendors.”
According to the press release, the company has continued to scale operations, grow its private label brand, and make several notable new hires across departments over the past year. Wilson is looking forward to accelerating overall company growth by focusing on the customer.
Before joining the online wholesale retailer, Wilson has had decades of experience in retail and technology leadership roles. He’s also displayed massive initiative capabilities. Wilson is responsible for creating and growing the global division of Amazon Business and generating over $10 billion in annual sales in less than four years. Prior to joining Amazon, Wilson led Cisco’s global sourcing and procurement operations and spent 12 years at Honeywell International in a variety of engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing operations roles.
“In a rapidly evolving industry, we’ve been able to grow from a technology startup selling online bulk groceries to a full-service retail partner also offering software and actionable data insights,” said Chieh Huang, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Prentis will help us in scaling this operation, bringing years of insight from a strong player in the e-commerce landscape.”
Among other leadership hires, Boxed recently welcomed Chief Financial Officer Rhonda Ramparas, an eighteen-year veteran of Fortress Investment Group; Vice President of Growth Seiya Vogt; and Vice President of Product Andrea Chesleigh.
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