Former President, Trader Joe's
In his over 31 years with Trader Joe’s Company (the last fourteen as President), Doug Rauch played a pivotal role in their growth from a small retail chain in Southern California with nine locations, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story with more than 340 stores in 27 states. Among other accomplishments, he developed Trader Joe's private label food program.
Having retired from Trader Joe’s in 2008, Doug currently is a Fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative; a Trustee at Olin College of Engineering; and serves on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards, including Conscious Capitalism, Inc.
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