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WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. earlier this month named Lee Delaney as executive vice president and chief growth officer.

The warehouse club retailer said Delaney will be responsible for merchandising and supply chain organization and report directly to Chris Baldwin, the president and chief executive officer of BJ’s.

“I am very excited to welcome Lee to the BJ’s team,” remarked 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 & Co., and a leader in the firm’s consumer products practice. While at Bain, Delaney advised clients on corporate strategy, created new market entry plans, supported client acquisitions, and advised on large cost-reduction programs.

Prior to joining Bain in 1996, Delaney worked for Electronic Data Systems and Deloitte Consulting advising clients on a variety of engagements.

“I am delighted and feel privileged to have the opportunity to join the BJ’s team,” Delaney said. “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.”

Cameron Breitner, a partner in CVC Capital Partners, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Lee to the BJ’s team.”


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