Chris Carr

Director at Hilton Worldwide

Mr. Carr is the chief operations officer for sweetgreen. He is the former executive vice president and chief procurement officer for Starbucks. A recipient of the 2016 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine, he has been an invaluable force in Starbucks’ quest to enhance enterprise-wide functional strategic sourcing, shape its global supplier base and generate customer-insight around innovation. Mr. Carr previously served as Starbucks’ executive vice president of licensed stores in the U.S. and Americas. In that position, he was responsible for the strategic planning, annual operations, market planning and profitability for the region’s 6,200 licensed stores, which generated annual system-wide sales in excess of $3 billion. Mr. Carr earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. He serves on the board of Recreational Equipment Inc., commonly known as REI, and is a member of the National Black MBA Association, the Executive Leadership Council, the Institute of Prostate Cancer Council Research, and the University of San Diego Emerging Leaders Council. He also was awarded a top 20 spot among the inaugural list of UPstanding 100 Leading Ethnic Minority Executives. A native of Los Angeles, California, Mr. Carr resides in Washington with his wife Jacquelyn and their two teenage children, Alaya and Jaylen, and their labradoodle, Dallas. A Starbucks Coffee Master, his typical Starbucks beverage is a cup of coffee consisting of Latin American blends.


  • Director

    August, 2020 - present


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