Shawn Gensch is the chief marketing officer for the Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market and serves as a member of the Sprouts Executive Leadership Team. He is responsible for leading Sprouts’ marketing strategy, creative, and production, designed to inspire and engage consumers and showcase the company’s healthy products and great value.
Gensch has more than twenty-five years of experience in marketing and finance, with executive roles in both the retail and financial services industries. Prior to joining Sprouts, he served as cofounder and chief executive officer of a start-up consumer loyalty company. Earlier, he served as Target Corporation’s senior vice president of marketing, responsible for brand marketing, media, loyalty marketing, and public relations. He also served as president of Target Bank and led financial product development for the company. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of Conseco Bank.
Gensch holds a BS degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and is on the board of directors of GWG Holdings, Inc.; Anser Innovation LLC; and Avenues for Homeless Youth—all based in Minneapolis, Minnesotta.