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Howard D. Schultz


Howard D. Schultz | Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Starbucks Corporation

Mr. Howard D. Schultz serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of Starbucks Coffee Singapore Pte. Ltd. Mr. Schultz founded Starbucks Corporation in 1985. He is a Co-Founder and Partner of Maveron LLC and serves as its Member of Management Board. He co-founded Maveron LLC in 1998. He has been a Partner with Dan Levitan since 1998. He served as President of Starbucks Corporation since January 2008 and since 1985 until June 1994. Mr. Schultz served as the Chief Global Strategist of Starbucks Corporation from June 2000 to February 2005 and its Chief Executive Officer from November 1985 to June 2000.

He served as the President of Starbucks Corporation from November 1985 to June 1994. From September 1982 to December 1985, he served as the Director of Retail Operations and Marketing at Starbucks Coffee Company, a predecessor to Starbucks. From January 1986 to July 1987, Mr. Schultz served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of IL Giornale Coffee Company, another predecessor to Starbucks. In 2001, he established The Basketball Club of Seattle, LLC. He serves as the Chairman of Starbucks Coffee International, Inc. He has been the Chairman of Starbucks Corporation since 1985.

He has been Director of Starbucks Corporation since 1985. He served as the Chairman of NeuroMetrix Inc. He served as Board Director of Pinkberry, Inc. He served as a Director of Square, Inc. since August 2012. He served as a Director of Potbelly Corporation. He served as a Director of Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. from October 2004 to May 7, 2008. He served as a Director of Groupon, Inc. from February 10, 2011 to May 2012. He served as a Director of eBay Inc. He served as a Director of Inc.

He received many prestigious awards in recognition of his numerous business and community contributions, including the Business Enterprise Trust Award for courage, integrity and social vision in business; the International Humanitarian Award for CARE for his vision and leadership in developing an innovative partnership between Starbucks and CARE to support people in coffee-origin countries; the Jerusalem Fund of AishHaTorah for individuals making significant contributions to improving the lives of people around the world; the National Leadership Award for philanthropic and educational efforts to battle AIDS from AIDS Action; Horatio Alger Award in 2007; the Business Leader of the Year Award from Georgetown University; the Botwinick Prize for Business Ethics from Columbia University; and the 1991 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2002, Mr. Schultz was named one of the top 25 Managers of the Year by Business Week magazine, and was named to the 2004 “Time 100”, Time magazine’s list of the most influential people of the 20th Century. He holds BS from Northern Michigan University.

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