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Jim Sinegal
Co-Founder and Director, Costco
Jim Sinegal is the co-founder and director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Jim served as the chief executive officer at Costco for 27 years and was a director there from its inception until his retirement at the end of 2012.

Sinegal’s retail career began in 1954, when, as an 18-year-old college student, he went to work for the legendary retail icon Sol Price at the discount store FedMart in San Diego. Sinegal worked for Price for almost 30 years before striking out on his own to start Costco with his business partner, Jeff Brotman.
 
Today, Costco has a revenue of over $116 billion and operates 729 warehouses/stores in 44 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and 10 countries. The company employs over 213,000 people worldwide and has earned the reputation of being a fair, progressive employer.
Sinegal currently serves as a trustee for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an advisor for both Costco and the Mendoza School of Business for Notre Dame. He is a senior executive in residence at Seattle University's Albers School and serves in a similar capacity at his alma mater, San Diego State University.