Board of Directors. Starbucks Coffee Company was actually established by three of the partners in the year 1971 but at present there are in total ten members in the Starbucks’ Board of Directors (Starbucks Corporation, “Starbucks Corporation Board of Directors”). All the members of the Board of Directors possess a distinct background. The present Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Howard Schultz was the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Il Giornale Coffee Company. William Bradley was the managing director of an investment banking firm. The other director Mellody Hobson was also the president of an investment management firm. Apart from these three directors, the other seven directors also acquired respectable positions in the various management firms or other industries. Most of the board of directors is serving the coffee company since 1990 till the present day. The members of the board of directors have been ascertained to be reputed individuals in the country. In the strategic management process, Howard Schultz occupies the key responsibility as a leader to direct different activities. It has been determined that the different members in board of directors were selected based on their merit and immense experience in the corporate world.
Top Management. The board of directors was mainly hired from the other firms except the three founders of the company who were also acting as the directors. The three of the founders also the directors were the top management in the company and possessed immense knowledge and experience in the related field as they have long been serving the coffee company. The Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks, Howard Schultz is an American, born in the year 1953. ...Show more