SVP, Store Development at Starbucks
Andy Adams is senior vice president, Store Development for Starbucks. He is responsible for leading the Store Development and Design teams focused on Starbucks growth while innovating and elevating the in-store customer experience. He previously served as the senior vice president of Store Development and Design for China and Asia Pacific, leading and building the capability to open more than 1,100 stores from 2011-2015. During the same period, he led the team to establish Starbucks China Design and Concept Studio, driving innovation in a variety of store formats including three flagship locations and 50 Starbucks Reserve stores. Andy started with Starbucks in 2004 in Toronto, Canada. He grew up in Canada and completed an advanced B.A. in Economics from the University of Manitoba. Shortly after graduating, he began his career in real estate, becoming President of the Winnipeg Commercial Real Estate division as well as a tenant representative for Starbucks Coffee. Andy has been married for more than 20 years and has three sons. As a family, they enjoy supporting the boys’ love of sports and adventure holidays. His favorite espresso beverage is Starbucks double tall soy latte and a handcrafted pour-over of any single-estate, naturally-processed coffee roasted at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room.