Owner, Chairman & Chief Visionary Officer
Mike Teel—grandson of Raley’s founder Tom Raley and son of Raley’s second-generation leaders Joyce Raley Teel and Jim Teel—learned the grocery business from an early age. Today, he carries on the legacy as third-generation owner of the largest family-owned company in the greater Sacramento area.
Mike inspires the company with a sense of enthusiasm for the business and responsibility to the communities Raley’s serves. His passion lies in empowering people to make sustainable and healthy food choices. He is committed to delivering a personalized customer experience, inspiring team member engagement and supporting long-term family ownership.
Mike began his path at Raley’s bagging groceries. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Whittier College, he became a store manager. He later led innovations in the bakery and the company’s Bay Area expansion.
In the 1990s, Mike progressed in senior leadership positions, becoming chief operating officer in 1995; president in 1996; and chief executive officer in 1998. In 2002, Mike left the company to pursue independent business ventures, returning in 2010 as president & CEO. He became majority owner of Raley’s in 2015.
Mike is on the board of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, a group of CEOs working to retain, attract, grow and create sustainable businesses in the Sacramento region.