Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CT)
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Special Event
Pamela A. Luna, CAP-OM
Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
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Guest Speaker:

James Sinegal, Co-Founder and former CEO, Costco Wholesale Corporation  

Jim Sinegal is Co-Founder and former CEO of Costco Wholesale. He retired from the executive position in 2012 and remained on the Board of Directors until January 2018.

Sinegal began his career in retail business in 1954. 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 remained working for Price for almost 30 years before striking out on his own to start Costco with his business partner, Jeff Brotman.

Costco today has revenues of more than $149 billion and operates 783 warehouses in 44 states, Puerto Rico, and 13 countries. The company employs more than 254,000 people worldwide and has earned the reputation as a fair and progressive employer.

Sinegal serves as trustee for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He was until recently 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. Senegal also serves as an adviser at the Mendoza School of Business for Notre Dame.


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