Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Meredith Deutsch as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Julie Betancur as Chief Human Resources Officer. Deutsch and Betancur will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Linda Findley Kozlowski with effective start dates of September 9 and September 10, respectively.
“We are thrilled to be bringing on two incredibly talented, seasoned executives who will be instrumental to our organization as we execute on our recently announced strategy to return the company to year-over-year quarterly growth in 2020,” Kozlowski said. “Both Meredith and Julie bring unique perspectives and extensive expertise in their respective fields, and I’m confident that they will make an immediate positive impact on our teams, ultimately helping us deliver increased value to our customers and shareholders.”
As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Deutsch will oversee all of the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. Deutsch joins Blue Apron with more than 18 years of experience as both a public company General Counsel and a senior corporate lawyer at large international law firms. Deutsch spent three years as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Morgans Hotel Group Co., a global hospitality company, and she previously served as a consultant and Acting General Counsel to KIT digital, Inc. Deutsch spent the first 12 years of her law career in the capital markets practice at Jones Day. Most recently, she was Special Counsel in the corporate department of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson, LLP.
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Betancur will oversee Blue Apron’s human resources function, playing a strategic role in attracting, developing and retaining a high-performing and diverse workforce and aligning the organization to its growth strategy. Betancur brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources from top tier management consulting companies such as Accenture and G100 Companies as well as technology companies including Redcats USA and Jump Ramp Games, where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Deutsch earned her Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, cum laude, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania.
Betancur received a Bachelor of Arts and graduated magna cum laude in Psychology from Cornell University.
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