Jim Sud

Executive Vice President, Growth and Business Development

Jim Sud is the executive vice president of growth and business development at Whole Foods Market.  As a member of the company’s executive leadership team, his responsibilities include all areas related to company growth, including real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and business development opportunities.

A founding shareholder of Whole Foods Market, Sud also served on the company’s board of directors from its inception until 1997, when he joined the company’s senior management team. 

He currently serves on the board of trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the boards of directors for the Austin Theater Alliance, Texas Hillel and Whole Kids Foundation.

Sud received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas in 1975. He was born and raised in Houston and currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Lecia. They have twin sons, Robert and Adam, and a daughter, Jewel.


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