Starbucks Taps Rosalind Brewer for COO Position
Starbucks has hired former president and CEO of Sam’s Club, Rosalind Brewer, as chief operating officer and group president, effective Oct. 2.
Brewer will lead the company's operating businesses across the U.S., Canada and Latin America, as well as the global functions of supply chain, product innovation and store development organizations.
"Starbucks is a culture-first company focused on performance, and Roz is a world-class operator and executive who embodies the values of Starbucks," Kevin Johnson, Starbucks' president and CEO, said in a statement Wednesday.
Brewer has more than 30 years of management experience, including 10 years leading multinational retailers, having spent the last five years leading Sam’s Club.