NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Apron, the leading recipe and fresh ingredient delivery service, today announced that Brad Dickerson will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Brad is currently the CFO and COO of Under Armour (NYSE: UA), a leading performance footwear, apparel and equipment company, and will transition to Blue Apron in early 2016.
"We're excited to welcome Brad to the executive leadership team at Blue Apron" said Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg. "Blue Apron is now shipping five million meals per month to customers across the country, up from one million meals per month less than a year ago. Brad brings deep experience in scaling fast-growing iconic brands, and we expect his leadership will be an invaluable asset to the company as we continue to grow at a rapid pace."
Brad spent the last eleven years at Under Armour, joining initially as its controller and then eventually becoming CFO and then COO. While at Under Armour, Dickerson oversaw the company's financial organization, leading financial operations, reporting, budgeting and forecasting teams, as well as strategic investments in infrastructure. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Macquarie Aviation North America from 2003 to 2004 and Chief Financial Officer of Network Building & Consulting from 1998 to 2003.
"Blue Apron is changing how people cook and eat for the better," said Dickerson. "I'm looking forward to joining the Blue Apron team, and excited to help this rapidly expanding business redefine how food is grown and distributed in America."
Along with the hire of Dickerson as CFO, Blue Apron announced today that Julie M.B. Bradley, CFO of TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), will join Blue Apron's Board of Directors. Bradley also serves on the board of Wayfair and Constant Contact. "My family has been enjoying Blue Apron's farm to dinner table cooking experience for over a year, and I am thrilled to join the board of such an exciting company where I'm also an avid customer," said Bradley.
About Blue Apron
Blue Apron makes incredible home cooking accessible by delivering original recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is the leading fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service in the United States and delivers over five million meals per month to its loyal following of home chefs. By reinventing the grocery supply chain from the farm to the dinner table, Blue Apron is able to source top-quality, seasonal ingredients, that are fresher and more affordable than customers can get on their own at their local supermarket. Chefs around the world wear blue aprons when learning to cook, and the blue apron has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. Blue Apron encourages this lifelong learning by introducing members to new ingredients, flavors and cooking techniques with every recipe it creates. Blue Apron is currently featured on the cover of the November 2nd 2015 issue of Forbes magazine, and was named one of Inc. Magazine's "10 Most Innovative Startups of 2014" and one of Mashable's "10 Startups to Watch in 2015." For more information, visit: http://www.blueapron.com.
SOURCE Blue Apron