Blue Apron Appoints Lainie Cooney as Chief Human Resources Officer

Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. has announced that Lainie Cooney has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Cooney is a member of Blue Apron’s executive leadership team, responsible for driving the company’s human resources strategy and reporting to Chief Executive Officer Matt Salzberg.

Cooney joins Blue Apron with over 20 years of experience designing and executing human resource strategies across geographically dispersed organizations, with a focus on operational excellence, change management, talent acquisition and performance management. She most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer at DPI Specialty Foods, a nationwide specialty food distributor with thousands of employees across eight distribution centers. Previously, Cooney served as Vice President of Human Resources at State Street Investment Management Services from 2005 to 2012 and as a Human Resources Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt Project Leader at Home Depot from 2000 to 2005.

“I’m excited to welcome Lainie to Blue Apron and believe she will be an invaluable member of our team,” said Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg. “Lainie’s experience in food distribution and retail makes her an especially strong fit for our organizational structure, and her expertise will be essential as we continue to strengthen our processes, develop our people and culture, and align the company to achieve our business goals.”

“As an avid home cook and longtime Blue Apron customer, I’m energized by the company’s shared mission of making incredible home cooking accessible to everyone,” said Cooney. “Blue Apron is an established market leader in a highly dynamic category, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to attract, develop, and retain a talented, diverse workforce that will continue to drive the company’s priorities forward.”

Cooney graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and received a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Advanced Doctoral Studies from California School of Professional Psychology.

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