Gopuff has appointed former Amazon executive Maria Renz as senior vice president of its Northern American business.
Renz will oversee the delivery company’s strategy in the US, starting in May 2022 and reporting directly to Gopuff’s co-founder and co-chief executives Rafael IIishayev and Yakir Gola.
For the past two years, Renz has been executive vice president of consumer finance and wealth management for banking company SoFi.
Prior to this, Renz spent 18 years spent in various management and executive roles at Amazon, working as director for health, beauty and grocery from 2002 to 2007.
In 2013, Renz became chief executive of Quidsi, the e-commerce platform for baby care products that Amazon acquired in 2010. In 2015, she became vice president and technical adviser to Jeff Bezos, and in 2017 became vice president of delivery experience.
“Maria has an incredible track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams, strategically executing on new initiatives and constantly innovating,” Gola said in a statement.
The new appointment is in line with a new organisational structure for Gopuff to improve financial performance.
In March, the company laid off around 3% of its global workforce, around 15,000 employees.