PHILADELPHIA CREAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gopuff, the market-leading and fastest-growing platform for immediate satisfaction of everyday consumer needs, today announced that Bob Iger, former CEO and President of Disney, will become an advisor and investor. Mr. Iger will advise co-founders and co-CEOs Yakir Gola and Rafael Ilishayev, as well as the broader management team, to help deepen Gopuff’s consumer engagement and growth globally.
“Bob Iger is one of the most important and visionary business leaders of this generation. He defined consumer engagement, product innovation and organizational excellence,” said the co-founder and co-CEO of Gopuff, Yakir Gola. “I’m so proud and excited that Bob is joining Team Blue. Gopuff is building a platform designed for the future of the consumer industry, and no one understands consumers better than Bob Iger.
“It was exciting to spend time with Gopuff management learning about the company, the founders and their aspirations,” said Iger. “I am delighted to advise, mentor and support the management team as they continue to build a company uniquely designed for consumer evolution and growth. I think mainstream commerce will look very different in the near future and Gopuff is building the platform to power it.
Widely recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs in history, Mr. Iger led The Walt Disney Company through the most challenging period in the company’s history. Practical concepts such as optimism, courage, decisiveness and fairness, as well as an ability to foster innovation while driving growth are the basis of his exceptional leadership and have helped Disney to become one of the largest and most admired media and entertainment companies in the world.
Mr. Iger joins as an advisor as Gopuff strengthens its global footprint, launches new verticals and continues to dominate the space with more than 70% instant commerce category share in the United States, according to YipitData. Nearly 30% of Americans today are within a mile and a half of a Gopuff fulfillment center. Gopuff recently appointed Maria Renz as SVP for North America. Over the past year, the company has expanded into the UK and France and launched Gopuff Kitchens, Gopuff Ad Solutions and its first private label, Basically. Gopuff currently operates over 600 locations in 1,200 cities around the world.
Gopuff is the go-to instant commerce platform, meeting the ever-changing everyday needs of consumers. With an unparalleled assortment that includes home and cleaning products, medicine, pet care, office supplies, beauty and wellness items, baby products, food and beverages , local brands, as well as alcohol and freshly prepared foods in select markets, Gopuff brings a , reliable and magical experience to customers around the world.
Founded in 2013 by co-founders and co-CEOs Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, Gopuff created the category of instant needs and continues to build the rails that define the future of commerce. To learn more, visit www.gopuff.com or follow Gopuff on Facebook, Twitter or instagram. Download the Gopuff app on iOS and android.