Gopuff names former Amazon veteran as US head

Gopuff has announced the appointment of Maria Renz as senior vice president of its North American business.

Renz will oversee Gopuff’s strategy and executive in the US starting in May 2022 and will report directly to co-founders and co-chief executives, Rafael IIishayev and Yakir Gola.

Renz joined the rapid grocery delivery company from Sofi, where she served as executive vice president of consumer finance and wealth management.

Furthermore, She has held several leadership positions at Amazon, including launching and managing grocery, serving as a technical advisor to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as well as vice president of delivery experience.

Before joining Amazon, Renz worked in brand management at Kraft Foods and Hallmark Cards.

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“Maria has an incredible track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams, strategically executing on new initiatives and constantly innovating,” Gopuff co-chief executive Yakir Gola said.

“We are excited for Maria to take the reins and help lead our business into its next phase of growth as a truly global leader with a local focus.”

Renz added: “I have centred my whole career around the customer, developing new experiences and enhancements that improve their lives. Gopuff is a dynamic company with tremendous opportunity ahead,”

“I am excited to help shape this next chapter of growth and further enhance the customer experience as Gopuff continues to define next-gen commerce across North America.”

The news comes two months after the ultrafast grocery company named former executive Bryan Batista as its new senior vice president of international.

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