A team of abled, skilled, and highly experienced individuals who ensure its success heads Starbucks. Its corporate governance has been key in ensuring that the company expands to the United Kingdom, China, Canada, and japan. Additionally, its governance ensures that customers are served with coffee, full-leaf teas, snacks, micro-ground instant coffee, pastries, and whole-bean coffee. Its top management is made up of Howard Schultz (president), Troy Alstead (chief operating officer), Marissa Andrada (senior vice president), Adam Brotman (Chief digital officer), Curt Garner (chief information officer), Vivek Varma (executive VP, Public Affairs) and Scott Maw (chief financial officer and executive VP).
Its board of directors is made up of 12 members.
- Howard Schultz
Currently at 60, Howard is the founder, CEO, president and chairperson of Starbucks. He has served as the chair of the board since its commencement in 1985.
- William Bradley
William, aged 70, has been in the board since 2003.
- Robert M. Gates
Aged 70, Robert was previously the defense secretary in the US from 2006 and become a director of Starbucks in May 2011. He has displayed exceptional skills in handling organizational related issues.
- Mellody Hobson
Aged 44, Mellody has been a Starbucks executive director since 2005 and LLC president. He has served in several positions in different organizations.
- Kevin Johnson
He became a Starbucks director in March 2009. At 53, he is a retired CEO of Juniper
- Olden Lee
Since June 2003, Olden (72) has been in the Starbucks board of directors. Between 2009-2010, he served as an interim president.
- Joshua Cooper Ramo
Being the vice chair of Kissinger Associates, Joshua (45) has been in the board since May 2011.
- James Shennan, Jr.
James (72) joined the board on March 1990 and continues to be an important factor in the success of Starbucks.
- Clara Shih
At 32, Clara being a CEO of Hearsay Social, Inc. joined Starbucks board of directors in December 2011.
- Javier Teruel
Is the vice chair of Colgate-Palmolive Company joined the board in September 2005.
- Myron Ullman, III
Is the CEO of J.C. Penney Company. He joined the board in January 2003.
- Craig Weatherup
Is the retired CEO of Pepsi-Cola Enterprise. He became a board member in February 1999.
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