SEATTLE, Wash. — Starbucks Corporation has appointed Rosalind Brewer as group president and chief Operating officer, effective Oct. 2.
Brewer is the former president and CEO of Sam’s Club and is a current Starbucks board member. She brings more than 30 years of management experience and more than 10 years of experience leading multi-national retailers.
“Starbucks is a culture-first company focused on performance and Roz is a world-class operator and executive who embodies the values of Starbucks. She has been a trusted strategic counselor to me ever since she joined our board of directors, and I deeply value her insight, business acumen and leadership expertise. Roz is the right leader to help us realize our greatest of ambitions in this next chapter of our journey,” says Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and CEO.
Brewer will report to Johnson and serve as a member of Starbucks senior leadership team. She will also continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. As group president and chief Operating officer, Brewer will lead the company’s operating businesses across the Americas (Canada, U.S. and Latin America), as well as the global functions of supply chain, product innovation, and store development organizations.