How I can help you

Jim Poppe currently serves as District Director, North Carolina. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. 
Jim brings over 40 years of executive management to Score. Working for Trader Joe's Markets for 31 of those years he operated geographical regions in the Northeast from 1996 up to his retirement. He excels in retail store operations, specializing in grocery and wine/liquor.. He has experience in matters of HR, Site Selection, Management Development, Financial Over site, Product Development, Merchandising, and Operations. Jim was also a small business owner, operating a Wine Shop with another partner from 2014 through 2018. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade


High School Diploma

Jim Poppe

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video