Blue Apron names new CFO

by Rebekah Schouten
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Tim Bensley
 
NEW YORK — Tim Bensley has been named chief financial officer of meal kit company Blue Apron Holdings Inc., effective May 21.

“I am excited to join the passionate and dynamic team at Blue Apron,” Bensley said. “The company has reached an inspiring inflection point, and as CFO I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth as we build on recent progress in our core business while expanding our powerful brand to new channels and new consumers.”

Bensley joins Blue Apron from Acosta Inc., where he was most recently CFO since 2015. Prior to his time at Acosta, he spent 29 years at PepsiCo Inc., most recently as senior vice president of PepsiCo Global Transformation in 2012.

“Following a rigorous search for a CFO who can make an immediate impact on our business, I am thrilled to have Tim join our team,” said Brad Dickerson, CEO of Blue Apron. “Tim brings over three decades of exceptional leadership experience, including a track record of delivering against a growth agenda with a positive impact on business results, and relevant expertise in the food and consumer packaged goods space. He will play an instrumental role in helping us achieve our strategic goals as we continue on the path of taking transformative actions to drive strong and sustainable growth.”

Bensley holds a master’s degree in project management from Boston Univ. He also received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduating, Bensley spent five years as an officer in the US Army, progressing to captain and serving as a company commander.

 

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