Our Company

BJ’s Wholesale Club is a leading warehouse club operator on the East Coast of the United States. We deliver significant value to our members, consistently offering 25% or more savings on a representative basket of manufacturer-branded groceries compared to traditional supermarket competitors. We provide a curated assortment focused on perishable products, continuously refreshed general merchandise, gas and other ancillary services to deliver a differentiated shopping experience that is further enhanced by our omnichannel capabilities.

Management Team

Robert W. Eddy, Interim Chief Executive Officer

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Robert W. Eddy is Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, having been appointed to that role in 2018. He joined BJ’s in 2007 as Senior Vice President, Finance and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011. Prior to joining BJ’s, Mr. Eddy served multinational manufacturing, technology, retail and consumer products companies as a member of the audit and business advisory practice of PwC in Boston and San Francisco. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Eddy chaired the Financial Executives Council of the National Retail Federation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Boston Children’s Hospital. Mr. Eddy is a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.

Paul Cichocki, Executive Vice President, Membership, Analytics and Business Transformation

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Paul Cichocki is Executive Vice President, Membership, Analytics and Business Transformation of BJ’s Wholesale Club. Mr. Cichocki joined BJ’s in April 2020 and is responsible for the strategy and vision for the Company’s membership, marketing and analytics divisions.

Prior to joining BJ’s, Mr. Cichocki was a partner in Bain & Company’s Boston office where he spent more than twenty years serving clients across a range of industries including retail, consumer products, financial services and food and beverage. Most recently, he led Bain’s Scale Consulting Delivery capabilities and was responsible for integrating and coordinating Bain’s consulting support and delivery organizations globally. Mr. Cichocki was also a member of Bain’s Global Operating Committee and Investment Committee.

Prior to Bain, Mr. Cichocki worked as an operating manager at Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo.

Mr. Cichocki attended Harvard Business School, where he earned an MBA with distinction. He is also a graduate from the University of Massachusetts, where he received a bachelor’s degree in operations management with high honors.

Jeff Desroches, Executive Vice President, Club Operations Officer

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Jeff Desroches is Executive Vice President, Club Operations Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. Mr. Desroches was named to this position in 2018 and leads all operations, club team members, regional field staff, asset protection and policies and procedures at the Company’s clubs and fuel stations. Mr. Desroches joined BJ’s in 2001 as Regional Asset Protection Manager for the Metro NY market and became the Vice President of Asset Protection in 2007. In 2010, Mr. Desroches was named Senior Vice President of Supply Chain. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of supply chain operations including domestic and international transportation, reverse logistics, inventory planning and allocation, vendor compliance, master data and more. Prior to BJ’s, Mr. Desroches held various operational and warehousing roles at Service Merchandise Company, Inc. from 1993 to 2000 and Kmart Corporation from 2000 to 2001. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration from American Intercontinental University.

Scott Kessler, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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Scott Kessler is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. He joined BJ’s in this position in 2017 and is responsible for IT, ensuring that the Company has the technology, systems and people in place to support the Company’s transformation. Prior to joining the Company, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, at Belk, a $4 billion department store chain with nearly 300 stores from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Kessler was Senior Vice President, Products Technology, at GSI Commerce from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Kessler holds an MBA and a B.S. degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.