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Kevin Johnson    

President & CEO of Starbucks

Kevin Johnson is president and chief operating officer for Starbucks, leading the company’s global business operations across all geographies, as well as the core support functions of Starbucks supply chain, marketing, human resources, technology, and mobile and digital platforms. He joined Starbucks management team in 2015 and serves on the company’s board of directors, a position he has held since 2009.

Kevin drives Starbucks global growth agenda across the enterprise and its family of brands around the world with a focus on partner (employee) and customer-facing innovations.

His career spans more than 30 years in the technology industry which included 16 years at Microsoft and a five-year tour as CEO of Juniper Networks. At Microsoft, he led worldwide sales and marketing and became the president of the Platforms Division. In 2008, he was appointed to the National Security Telecommunication Advisory Committee where he served Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Kevin's commitment to innovation extends to nonprofit businesses. He was a founding board member of NPower, an organization that provides other nonprofits with access to technology and the skills needed to fulfill their social missions. He is also involved with Catalyst, a leading nonprofit that focuses on expanding opportunities for women in business. Kevin also supports Youth Eastside Services, one of the largest providers of youth and family counseling in the Seattle area.

He graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.A. in Business Administration.


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