BJ’s Wholesale Club Makes C-Level Appointments for Merchandising, Digital and Membership Departments

BJ’s Wholesale Club has appointed Rachael Vegas as EVP, Chief Merchandise Officer (CMO). It’s one of three C-level appointments, all effective immediately, for the retailer’s digital and membership operations

Vegas will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the company’s merchandising and assortment planning and allocation functions and will report to Paul Cichocki, EVP, Chief Commercial Officer. Most recently, Vegas was SVP, Ecommerce Merchandising at H-E-B, where she was responsible for the grocer’s ecommerce business as well as its in-store financial services and payments division and retail media initiative. Prior to H-E-B, Vegas held various leadership positions at Brandless, Target and Delhaize Group.

Monica Schwartz takes on the role of EVP, Chief Digital Officer. She joined BJ’s in 2020 as SVP, Chief Digital Officer and is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company’s digital business. She reports directly to Bob Eddy, BJ’s President and CEO.

Tim Morningstar was named EVP, Chief Membership Officer; he joined BJ’s in 2020 as SVP, Membership Acquisition and Loyalty and leads the company’s membership and marketing functions, and also reports to Cichocki.


“With the appointments of Rachael, Tim and Monica, we continue to strengthen our talented and experienced leadership team to drive the next phase of our transformation,” said Eddy in a statement. “This world-class team will play an integral role capitalizing on the opportunities ahead of us and driving long-term growth.”



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