Boxed, online and mobile wholesale retailer, announced former Amazon executive, Prentis Wilson, as the company’s first president. During the past year, the company has continued to scale operations, grow its private label brand and make several notable new hires across departments.
Wilson brings decades of experience in retail and technology leadership roles, including his most recent position as VP and GM of Amazon Business, a global division he created and grew to during $10 billion in annual sales in less than four years. Prior to joining Amazon, Wilson led Cisco’s global sourcing and procurement operations. His vast experience also includes 12 years at Honeywell International, where he served in a variety of engineering, purchasing and manufacturing operations roles.
“In a rapidly evolving industry, we’ve been able to grow from a technology startup selling online bulk groceries to a full-service retail partner also offering software and actionable data insights,” said Chieh Huang, Boxed co-founder and CEO. “Prentis will help us in scaling this operation, bringing years of insight from a strong player in the e-commerce landscape.”
“Boxed is an innovative company that identified and capitalized on a real opportunity in the grocery space,” said Wilson. “I’m excited to join Boxed, where I see massive potential for its end-to-end platform to deliver an industry-best shopping experience for customers, as well as unrivaled value vendors.”
At Boxed, Wilson will look to accelerate overall company growth by focusing on the customer.