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,” Mr. Bensley said. “The company has reached an inspiring inflection point, and as c.f.o. 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.”
Mr. Bensley joins Blue Apron from Acosta, Inc., where he was most recently c.f.o. since 2015. Prior to his time at Acosta, he spent 29 years at PepsiCo, Inc., beginning in the Frito-Lay North America division. He progressed through various supply chain operations roles then spent the next 15 years in various finance leadership positions at Frito-Lay, leading the supply chain finance and sales finance organizations before being promoted to c.f.o. of Frito-Lay Canada in 2005. In 2007, he was appointed vice-president of corporate strategy for PepsiCo then named c.f.o. of Pepsi-Cola North America in 2008. In 2010, Mr. Bensley was promoted to c.f.o. of PepsiCo Americas Foods in 2010 and named senior vice-president of PepsiCo Global Transformation in 2012.
“Following a rigorous search for a c.f.o. who can make an immediate impact on our business, I am thrilled to have Tim join our team,” said Brad Dickerson, chief executive officer 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.”
Mr. Bensley holds a master’s degree in project management from Boston University. He also received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduating, Mr. Bensley spent five years as an officer in the U.S. Army, progressing to captain and serving as a company commander.