Westborough, Massachusetts-based BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. has appointed Paul Cichocki as EVP of membership, analytics and business transformation, effective April 1. Cichocki will be responsible for the company’s membership, marketing and analytics organizations, and will report directly to BJ’s President and CEO Lee Delaney.
“I am excited to welcome Paul to the BJ’s team,” Delaney said. “Paul’s extensive experience in leading performance improvement and business transformation make him instrumental as we continue to transform BJ’s Wholesale Club. Integrating our membership, marketing and analytics organizations under Paul’s leadership further supports accelerating our strategic initiatives in these areas.”
Prior to joining BJ’s, Cichocki was a partner in the Boston office of Bain & Co.. While at Bain, he advised clients on performance improvement and business transformation across a range of industries including retail, consumer products, financial services and food and beverage. Prior to joining Bain in 1997, Cichocki was an operating manager for Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo. Cichocki holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in operations management from the University of Massachusetts.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the BJ’s team,” Cichocki said. “BJ’s has made significant progress over the last few years by making strategic investments and building new capabilities to build a foundation to accelerate growth. I look forward to partnering with the team to capitalize on the exciting opportunities ahead.”
The company currently operates 218 clubs and 145 BJ’s Gas locations in 17 states.