Relay Foods Hires CFO
Relay Foods, a Charlottesville, Va.-based online grocer specializing in local and organic foods, gourmet items, artisan baked goods and pantry staples, has added Jill Douthit as the company’s CFO. Douthit, who brings extensive experience managing corporate finances and operations in the tech and consumer retail sectors to her new role, will guide Relay’s financial strategy as the company continues to expand.
“One advantage to our expansion into new markets is a higher profile at our headquarters location in Charlottesville,” noted Relay founder and CEO Zach Buckner. “That gives us the ability to attract talent like Jill … as we position Relay Foods to transform the industry.”
Before joining Relay, Douthit was VP of finance at a software-as-a-service provider and finance director at that firm’s parent company. Previously, Douthit held a range of leadership roles at a procurement and supply chain management enterprise for the hospitality industry, where she had responsibility for mission-critical audit and pricing initiatives. Her earlier career experience includes a planning and forecasting role with a major North American retail company, and associate and analyst positions with a private equity fund.
Last year, Relay expanded into two new markets, the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and Baltimore, and the company’s plans call for rapid growth going forward.