Movers and Shakers

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Movers and Shakers

Starbucks Hires New CIO From Outside Retail Industry

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Stephen Gillett is joining Starbucks as its new senior vice president and CIO on Monday, May 12. Gillett comes on board in the midst of a high-profile revitalization effort at the Seattle-based coffee company. He replaces Bryan Crynes who left Starbucks in January, shortly after Howard Schultz was reinstalled as CEO. Chris Bruzzo, Starbucks' CTO, had been serving as interim CIO.

Gillett most recently served as CIO of Corbis, a stock photography and footage company owned by Bill Gates and based in Seattle. Previously, Gillett held senior leadership positions with Yahoo and CNET.


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