BJ’s Wholesale CEO Lee Delaney dies

  • He has been in the position of CEO at BJ’s Wholesale for about a year
  • Bob Eddy taking over in the interim
  • Search for a successor

(exechange) — Westborough, Massachusetts, April 9, 2021 — Lee Delaney, chief executive of BJ’s Wholesale, has died. BJ’s Wholesale announced his death on Friday, April 9, 2021. Lee Delaney has been in the role of Chief Executive Officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc. for about a year.

BJ’s Wholesale will undertake a search for a successor.

Lee Delaney’s duties as CEO will be taken over in the interim by Robert W. (Bob) Eddy, most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc., as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

“Passed away”

BJ’s Wholesale said: “Lee Delaney, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, passed away unexpectedly yesterday due to presumed natural causes.”

Chaired by Christopher J. Baldwin

Christopher J. Baldwin serves as BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc.’s Chairman.

Baldwin joined BJ’s in September 2015 and most recently served as Executive Chairman. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2016 to 2019.

In the position of CEO since 2020

Lee Delaney became CEO of the Company in 2020.

Lee Delaney has been a director of the Company since 2020 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Delaney joined BJ’s in May 2016 as Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer and was promoted to President in September 2019 and to Chief Executive Officer in February 2020.

Prior to joining BJ’s, he was a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, from 1996 to May 2016.

While at Bain & Company, Delaney advised clients on corporate strategy, created new market entry plans, supported client acquisitions and advised on large cost reduction programs.

Before joining Bain & Company, he led consulting engagements for Electronic Data Systems, a multinational information technology equipment and services company, and Deloitte Consulting, a multinational professional services firm.

Delaney attended business school at Carnegie Mellon University, earning an MBA with top honors.

He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he received a bachelor’s degree with a double major in computer science and mathematics.

Delaney was also a member of the board of directors of PDC Brands Inc.

Push-out Score not determined

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