- TitleChairman, President, and CEO
Life could be worse than disappointing Wall Street with 10% sales growth in a saturated market. Still, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz took out the big guns to ease analysts’ concerns over its fourth quarter performance. For next year, the coffee giant plans to offer home delivery in key markets through a mobile ordering and payment app. Adding to Starbucks’ “e-commerce on steroids” strategy, Schultz plans to double the company’s business in Japan and triple it in China. —J.A.