BJ’s CIO Scott Kessler resigns

Kessler, who joined the wholesale club in 2017, will leave his post on Friday.
BJ's Wholesale
BJ's Wholesale Club CIO Scott Kessler to resign effective this Friday according to an 8-K filing with the SEC. / Photo courtesy: Shutterstock

Scott Kessler, chief information officer for BJ's Wholesale, is leaving his post, the retailer announced Friday.

Kessler, who has been with the wholesale club since 2017, will depart on Friday. 

The retailer noted in its announcement that "there were no disagreements between Mr. Kessler and the Company on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices which resulted in his resignation.”

Kessler joined BJ’s five years ago and took over the position held by Peter Amalfi, who retired later that year. Prior to his time at BJ’s, Kessler was executive vice present and chief information officer at Belk, a $4 billion department store chain with nearly 300 stores.

BJ's is scheduled to report its quarterly earnings Tuesday.

BJ’s last week appointed company President and CEO Bob Eddy chairman of the board, effective June 15.

With the move, Eddy will succeed Chris Baldwin, who will remain on the warehouse club chain’s board as a director.

Eddy joined BJ’s in 2007 and has served on the board of directors since 2021.

“We have observed Bob’s clear passion for the company in the boardroom as well as through the successful execution of our long-term vision,” said Rob Steele, the board’s lead independent director, in a statement. “We believe that Bob’s role as chairman and chief executive officer will further strengthen the collaborative relationship between management and the board, balanced with appropriate oversight embodied in our independent directors and in my role as lead independent director. I look forward to continue working with Bob as chairman.”

BJ’s operates 237 clubs and 167 BJ’s Gas fuel stations in 18 states.



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