Jim Nielsen

President & Chief Operating Officer
Sprouts Farmers Market


Jim Nielsen has served as Sprouts’ President and Chief Operating Officer since August 2015. He joined Sprouts as Chief Operating Officer in April 2011. Prior to joining Sprouts, Jim served as President of Henry’s Farmers Markets from 2007 through April 2011, and Vice President and General Manager of Henry’s Farmers Markets from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility for Wild Oats Marketplace, including Director of Operations from December 2004 to February 2007, Director of Non-Perishables from February 2004 to December 2004, and Director of Merchandising from 2002 to February 2004. Jim began his career at Smith’s Food and Drug in 1986 and held various positions before leaving in 2002. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Weber State University.


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