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• FreshDirect, the New York City-based pure-play online grocery, announced that co-founder Jason Ackerman, who has been serving as the company’s CFO, has been promoted to the CEO job, effective immediately.

Ackerman replaces Rick Braddock, the former Citibank exec who had served as FreshDirect’s CEO until last March, when he resigned at about the same time that Marks & Spencer invested $50 million in the company.

Ackerman is a former investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette and Crown Capital Group, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings primarily for the supermarket and specialty retail space.
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