Nov 14, 2018
Jack Nicholson is CEO of the Otter Co-op; a retail co-operative offering food, fuel, feed, pharmacy and dry goods, having worked for Otter since January of 2010. Previous to that Jack was the General Manager of the Riverbend Co-operative in Outlook, Saskatchewan from 2006 to 2010; Retail Advisor with Federated Co-operatives in Edmonton from 2003 to 2006, and General Manager with the Mayerthorpe Co-op in Mayerthorpe, Alberta from 1998 to 2003. From humble beginnings as a Baker in 1990, Jack grew his career in the Co-operative Retailing System ending with his current position at Otter. Jack’s leadership, tenacity and dedication has seen Otter achieve yearly record sales and growth for the past 8 years, into its current $250 million operation stretching from Ladner to the Okanagan. Jack is heavily invested and focused on supporting local business and the community, and is currently serving as President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce. He is very active in the Aldergrove Rotary Club, where he has also served as President. He has sat on the Executive Management Committee of Federated Co-operatives Limited, and also served as Chair of the Co-operative Manager’s Association. Jack’s education includes technical training at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing from Babson Executive Education in Boston, and is currently enrolled in the Queen’s Execution Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. In his spare time, Jack enjoys spending time with his family and sailing on the ocean.