Management Team

Robert W. Eddy, President and Chief Executive Officer

Robert W. Eddy is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Eddy was named to this position in 2021. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, having been appointed to that role in 2018. He joined BJ’s Wholesale Club 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 2013 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.

Laura Felice, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Laura Felice is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Felice was named to this position in 2021. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President, Controller, since 2016 and was responsible for the integrity of financial records. Prior to joining BJ’s, she worked at Clarks Americas, Inc., a shoe manufacturer and retailer, since 2008 in positions of increasing responsibility, including most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance, where she led all aspects of commercial finance for the Americas region distribution channels. Additionally, Ms. Felice worked at PwC in Boston. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. She holds a Master of Accounting and a bachelor’s degree with a double major in finance and accounting from Boston College.

Paul Cichocki, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Paul Cichocki is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company and oversees merchandising, membership, marketing and analytics. Mr. Cichocki was named to this position in 2021. Mr. Cichocki joined BJ’s in 2020 as Executive Vice President, Membership, Analytics and Business Transformation. Prior to joining BJ’s, 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. While at Bain, he advised clients on a variety of strategic and operational issues and specialized in scale operational transformations to help companies deliver market-beating results. He led a large number of performance improvement projects that have included redesign efforts across sales, marketing and G&A functions. Cichocki was also a member of Bain’s Global Operating Committee and Investment Committee. Prior to Bain, he worked as an operating manager at Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo. 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

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.

Mark Griffin, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mark Griffin is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Mr. Griffin joined BJ’s Wholesale Club in in 2018. Prior to joining BJ’s, he worked at CVS Health, a healthcare company, since 1999 in positions of increasing responsibility, including most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Human Resources. In that role, he led all aspects of talent acquisition, labor relations, employee relations and executive talent placement. Mr. Griffin holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology from the University of Rhode Island.

Scott Kessler, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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.

Graham Luce, Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Graham Luce is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Luce joined BJ’s Wholesale Club in 2015. He provides senior management with strategic advice on company initiatives, complex business transactions and litigation, as well as counsel on all corporate governance-related matters. He also serves as Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining BJs, Mr. Luce worked at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, from 2000 to 2015 and at Goodwin Procter LLP, a global law firm, from 1995 to 2000. He holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

Monica Schwartz, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

Monica Schwartz is Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer of the Company. Ms. Schwartz joined BJ’s Wholesale Club in 2020. Prior to that, Schwartz was Vice President, Online Merchandising at Home Depot, where she was responsible for leading the company’s online merchandising and category experience across desktop, mobile web and the app. Prior to Home Depot, Schwartz held various leadership positions at Nine West Holdings, Stuart Weitzman, David Yurman and eBay. She holds a Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University.

William Werner, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development

William Werner is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development of the Company and leads the Company’s market expansion and key strategic initiatives. Mr. Werner was named to this position in 2021. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations, having been appointed to that role in 2018. He joined the Company in 2012 and was appointed Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Analysis in 2016. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance from 2013 to 2016 and as Vice President, Accounting and Financial Reporting from 2012 to 2013. Prior to joining BJ’s Wholesale Club, Werner was a Director in the Deals practice at PwC in Boston from 2007 to 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and accounting from the College of the Holy Cross.