Jim Nielsen

Senior Advisor

Jim Nielsen, our Senior Advisor, has a long history growing the Sprouts brand. He previously served as Sprouts’ president and chief operating officer. He was named president in August 2015 and served as chief operating officer from 2011 to 2019.

Jim served as president, vice president and general manager of Henry’s Farmers Market from 2006 to 2011. From 2002 to 2006, Jim also served in roles of increasing responsibility at Wild Oats Marketplace, including director of operations, director of non-perishables, and director of merchandising.

Jim began his career at Smith’s Food and Drug in 1986 and held positions such as store director and senior merchandising manager before leaving in 2002.

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Weber State University.