BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Appoints EVP, Chief Growth Officer

by Katie Lee

Westborough, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. has appointed Lee Delaney as executive vice president, chief growth officer, effective May 9, 2016. Delaney will be responsible for the company’s merchandising and supply chain organization, and will report directly to BJ’s president and CEO, Chris Baldwin.

“I am very excited to welcome Lee to the BJ’s team,” says Baldwin. “Lee’s strategic capability, extensive experience and high credibility in the industry make him a perfect fit for our team. With a talented merchant organization already in place, adding Lee to our team will ensure that we will not only maintain but accelerate our progress.”

Prior to joining BJ’s, Delaney was a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company, and a leader in the firm’s consumer products practice.

“I am delighted and feel privileged to have the opportunity to join the BJ’s team,” Delaney says. “BJ’s holds a unique position in the wholesale club retail channel. I look forward to working with BJ’s executives, merchants and all of BJ’s team members to unlock the tremendous value I see in this segment of the market.”

Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., BJ’s is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 213 clubs and 128 BJ’s Gas® locations 15 states. BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team. For more information, visit

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.

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