Dan Bane

Dan Bane

DAN BANE

Chairman and Chief Executive

Trader Joe’s

Dan Bane has been chairman and chief executive of specialty grocer Trader Joe’s since 2001. He has helped grow a quirky grocery chain into one of the top supermarket names in North America and the largest private company in Los Angeles County. Trader Joe’s has turned its private label into a brand with legions of fans, and now has estimated annual revenue of about $15.7 billion and more than 470 locations nationwide. Bane graduated from USC in 1969 with a bachelor’s in accounting and worked for 13 years in public accounting before going on to hold management positions with professional service, wholesale and retail firms.