President and COO
Jim Nielsen, our president and chief operating officer, is responsible for Sprouts’ operations, sales, merchandising, supply chain, pricing and data integrity departments. He was named president in August 2015 and has served as chief operating officer since the 2011 merger of Sprouts and Henry’s Farmers Market.
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.