EVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Starbucks
Brady Brewer was named Starbucks chief marketing officer in 2020, leading the marketing, digital, brand and product functions that ensure the customer is at the heart of everything Starbucks does. In this role, Brady leads the development and execution of marketing plans, management of the food and beverage portfolio, digital customer experience innovation, creative and brand management, data analytics, and consumer insights. Most recently, Brady served as senior vice president of Digital Customer Experience for Starbucks, with a focus on delivering new innovations that made the Starbucks Experience continually more effortless and delightful for customers – from product discovery to ordering, from payment to pick-up, delivery and beyond. Since 2001, Brady has held various Starbucks leadership roles that have helped define the modern Starbucks experience, elevate the brand and drive rapid sales growth around the globe. This includes global leadership roles such as chief operating officer for Starbucks Japan, leading store operations as well as brand and marketing strategy, and senior vice president, Marketing and Product for the company’s China and Asia Pacific region. Prior to Starbucks, Brady held marketing and product management roles with technology companies, including Avenue A/Aquantive (now Microsoft), Visio Corporation (now Microsoft) and Microsoft’s European Operations Center in Dublin, Ireland. Brady has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Brady is a certified Starbucks Coffee Master, a distinction that demonstrates his passion for coffee and a duty that has taken him to the remote coffee farms of Costa Rica and Sumatra. This experience left him with a profound appreciation for how the values of Starbucks result in a sustainable future for coffee agriculture and coffee farming communities. Outside of work, Brady enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors. He has competed as an athlete at a world championship level, including racing in more than 10 Ironman triathlons.