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Jeffrey Brotman

Jeffrey H. Brotman
Born 1943 (age 71–72)
Nationality American
Occupation Attorney, entrepreneur, corporate executive

Jeffrey Brotman (Born 1943) is an American attorney, businessman and the co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corporation.

Early life and education

Brotman was born in 1943 and received his BA, MA and JD degrees from the University of Washington.[1]


In 1982 Brotman joined with Jim Sinegal to draw up plans for a new wholesale business and became the co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corporation.[2] Brotman has been the Chairman of the Board for the company since December 1994, Vice Chairman of Costco Wholesale Corporation since October 1993 and director of the company since its inception in 1983.[3] Brotman is reported to have "extensive knowledge" of Costco and its development.[2]

Brotman has served on the boards of several public companies and[4] according to Businessweek magazine is "connected to 13 board members" [5][6] and sits on the Board of Directors of the Million-Dollar Roundtable at the United Way of King County.[7] In addition, he is a past Member of the Board of Seafirst Bank, a Member of the Board of Starbucks and a Trustee at the Seattle Art Museum.[1]

Personal life

Brotman lives with his wife in Medina, Washington.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Jeffrey H. Brotman". NNDB. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b Costco About accessed March 1, 2012
  3. ^ McGregor, Jena (7 September 2011). "On Leadership: Costco chief executive Jim Sinegal". Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  4. ^ Brotman Bio Forbes accessed March 1, 2012
  5. ^ Business week on Brotman Businessweek, accessed March 1, 2012
  6. ^ Jeffrey Brotman Executive Profile Businessweek, retrieved March 4, 2012
  7. ^ Jeffrey H. Brotman Market Watch, retrieved March 4, 2012
  8. ^ Brower, Kate and Ray, Susanna (February 27, 2012) Obama Says Export Aid Will Help US Companies Compete Bloomberg, accessed March 4, 2012
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