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

Christopher J. Baldwin, Executive Chairman

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Christopher J. Baldwin currently serves as Executive Chairman of BJ’s Wholesale Club. Mr. Baldwin joined BJ’s in September 2015 and most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining BJ’s, he was Chief Executive Officer of Hess Retail Corporation, a spin-off of Hess Corporation (“Hess Retail”) from 2010 to 2015. Under Mr. Baldwin’s leadership, Hess Retail operated more than 1,300 convenience stores and served over a million customers daily. Before joining Hess Retail, he held executive roles at Kraft Foods from 2007 to 2010, and The Hershey Company from 2004 to 2007. Earlier in his career, Mr. Baldwin held various roles at Nabisco and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Baldwin serves on the board of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. Mr. Baldwin is also active in the community, serving as an executive board member at Harlem Lacrosse, a school-based nonprofit that provides educational intervention, leadership training and lacrosse for at-risk youth. Mr. Baldwin graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, New York with a B.S. in Economics.

Lee Delaney, President & Chief Executive Officer

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Lee Delaney is President & Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club. Mr. Delaney joined BJ’s in 2016 as Executive Vice President, Chief Growth Officer and was promoted to President in 2019. Prior to joining BJ’s, he was a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Company (“Bain”) from 1996 to 2016. While at Bain, Mr. Delaney advised clients on corporate strategy, created new market entry plans, supported client acquisitions and advised on large cost reduction programs. He has extensive experience with direct consumer and retail marketing. Before joining Bain, he led consulting engagements for Electronic Data Systems and Deloitte Consulting. Mr. 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 B.S. with a double major in computer science and mathematics. Mr. Delaney is also a member of the board of directors of PDC Brands Inc.

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, and policies and procedures at the Company’s 215 clubs and 134 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. As the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, 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.

Robert W. Eddy, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

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Robert W. Eddy is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the Company. He is responsible for the Company’s finance, risk management, real estate and human resources teams. He also leads the teams charged with pricing and procurement, asset protection, as well as the legal team. Mr. Eddy was named Chief Financial and Administrative Officer 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.

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.