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Doug Rauch

Mr. Rauch is the former president of Trader Joe's Company. In his 31 years with Trader Joe's, 14 years as a President, Mr. Rauch played a pivotal role in the company's growth from a small, nine store chain in Southern California, to a nationally acclaimed retail success story. He developed their buying philosophy, their unique private label food program, championed their customer experience focus and implemented their unique personal leadership program called Trader Joe's University. Doug Rauch moved to the Boston area 20 years ago to bring Trader Joe's to the east, and within a few years fell in love with New England.  He retired from Trader Joe's in June 2008.

Mr. Rauch received his Executive M.B.A. from the Peter Drucker School of Management, Claremont University. After retiring from Trader Joe’s, he was a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.  In 2015 he was inducted into Babson College’s Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.

Mr. Rauch is also the founder/president of Daily Table, an innovative retail concept designed to bring affordable nutrition to the food insecure in our inner cities. He’s on the WBUR Board of Overseers, as well as several other for-profit and nonprofit organizations.  He's married with three grown children and currently lives in Newton.