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Sprouts Management Team


Amin Maredia

Chief Executive Officer

Amin Maredia assumed the position of chief executive officer of Sprouts in August 2015. As chief executive officer, Amin serves as the steward of one of the largest natural and organic retailers in the country, and champion to our passion: to inspire, educate, and empower every person to eat healthier and live a better life. Amin served as Sprouts' chief financial officer from August 2011 to August 2015.

Prior to joining Sprouts, Amin served in key strategic and finance roles for Burger King Corporation, one of the world's largest fast-food retailers, including vice president of North America and Latin America finance and vice president of strategic planning & treasurer. Before joining Burger King, Amin served as assistant treasurer. Amin also brings significant mergers and acquisitions experience.

By emphasizing strategic investment and financial discipline, he has also deftly managed Global Fortune 100 and private equity backed companies through difficult periods and during the economic downturn.

Amin began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1994. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management Program and holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from University of Houston.

Jim Nielsen

President & Chief Operating Officer

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 Farmer 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.

Daniel J. Bruni

Chief Information Officer

Daniel J. Bruni has served as our chief information officer since February, 2015. Bruni is responsible for spearheading all information technology efforts to support company objectives.

Prior to joining Sprouts, Dan held the position of vice president, information technology for Dollar General Corporation. Dan has also served as senior vice president & chief information officer at Harris Teeter, Corp.; a regional grocery chain, and as vice president & chief information officer at Brothers Gourmet Coffees.

With more than 25 years of information technology experience, Dan has also held leadership positions in manufacturing, financial services and fast food retail in organizations such as General Motors, Dun & Bradstreet and Burger King Corporation. Dan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in IT Executive Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Dan currently sits on the advisory committees for Information Builders, Inc., and 1010Data, both business intelligence and data warehousing organizations.

Ted Frumkin

Chief Development Officer

Ted Frumkin has served as our chief development officer since early 2015. He joined the Sprouts team in December 2012 as our Senior Vice President of Business Development. In this role, he is responsible for new store expansion, real estate acquisition and disposition, construction and strategic relationships and partnerships.

Prior to joining our company, Ted served as vice president of real estate for Staples, Inc. Before that, he was vice president of real estate and construction for Rubio's Restaurants, Inc., a fast food retailer; director of real estate for Office Depot, Inc.; real estate manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; and real estate manager for Taco Bell.

Ted holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Florida International University, and a B.F.A. from Texas Christian University.

Shawn Gensch

Chief Marketing Officer

Shawn Gensch, our chief marketing officer, leads Sprouts' marketing strategy, creative and production, designed to inspire and engage consumers and showcase the company's healthy products and great value. He serves as a member of the Sprouts Executive Leadership Team and reports directly to Amin Maredia, CEO. Shawn has more than 25 years' experience in marketing and finance with executive roles in both the retail and financial services industries.

Prior to joining Sprouts, Shawn served as co-founder and chief executive officer of a start-up consumer loyalty company. Earlier, Shawn served as Target's senior vice president of marketing, responsible for brand marketing, media, loyalty and public relations. He also served as president of Target Bank and led financial product development for the company. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Conseco Bank.

Shawn holds a B.S. in Accounting from Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is on the Board of Directors for GWG Holdings, Inc., Anser Innovation LLC., and Avenues for Homeless Youth.

Nancy LaMons

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nancy LaMons is our chief human resources officer. She is responsible for leading the company's human resources and organizational development efforts.

Nancy joined Sprouts from Fiesta Restaurant Group, where she served as chief people officer. Previously, she served as division vice president of human resources for Global Supply Chain and International Operations for JC Penney, where she worked from 2010-2013. Prior to that, Nancy served in a number of senior human resources roles for PepsiCo. Inc. from 1998 to 2010.

Nancy holds an MBA in International Human Resources, Labor and Industrial Relations and an Ed.M. concentrating in Organization and Leadership Development from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and a B.S. in Finance from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Susannah Livingston

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Susannah Livingston assumed the position of interim chief financial officer of Sprouts Farmers Market in August 2015. She oversees the company's finance organization, including investor relations, treasury, controller functions and taxes. She has served as vice president of investor relations since April of 2013. She also led the company's communications function from April 2013 to December 2014, and in 2015 added the treasury department to her responsibilities.

Prior to joining Sprouts, Susannah spent 15 years at Solutia, a specialty chemical manufacturing company, in roles of increasing responsibility including corporate analysis; business analysis, including an European assignment; treasury; director, investor relations and vice president of investor relations and communications. Before joining Solutia, Susannah served in various finance roles at Monsanto, including internal audit.

Susannah holds an undergraduate degree in business administration, finance from the University of Florida.

Brandon Lombardi

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Brandon Lombardi has served as our chief legal officer and corporate secretary since January 2012. Brandon has broad responsibilities for the operation of the company’s Legal, Business Protection & Safety, Licensing & Permitting, and Corporate Social Responsibility departments.

Prior to joining Sprouts, Brandon was a corporate and securities attorney at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP from 2002 to 2012. While in private practice, Brandon served as outside general counsel and corporate secretary to public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including food retail, specializing in corporate governance, securities and corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. He led our April 2011 merger with Henry's Farmers Market while acting as our outside counsel.

Brandon holds a Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a B.S. in Global Business from Arizona State University.

Dan Sanders

Executive Vice President of Store Operations

Dan Sanders has served as our executive vice president of store operations since June 2015. In his role, Dan oversees store operations of our more than 200 locations in 13 states coast to coast.

Prior to joining Sprouts, Dan served as division president for SUPERVALU, leading store operations across various divisions including Albertsons Southern California and ACME Markets for three years. He also spent ten years with United Supermarkets of Texas, serving in various roles, including chief executive officer.

Dan is a military veteran and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of two business books, Built to Serve and Equipped to Lead. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Food Marketing Institute and the Western Association of Food Chains.

Dan completed his undergraduate studies at Lubbock Christian University and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.