Profile Previews

Get a glimpse into our company and investor data—powered by the PitchBook Platform

Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz is the founder of Starbucks Corporation and has served as executive chairman since April 2017. Mr. Schultz has served as chairman of the board of directors since Starbucks inception in 1985, and in January 2008, he re assumed the role of president and chief executive officer. He served as chief executive officer until April 2017 and served as president until March 2015. From June 2000 to February 2005, Mr. Schultz also held the title of chief global strategist. From November 1985 to June 2000, he served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. From November 1985 to June 1994, Mr. Schultz also served as president. From January 1986 to July 1987, Mr. Schultz was the chairman of the board, chief executive officer and president of Il Giornale Coffee Company, a predecessor to the Company. From September 1982 to December 1985, Mr. Schultz was the director of retail operations and marketing for Starbucks Coffee Company, a predecessor to the Company. On June 1, 2018, Howard Schultz notified the Board of Directors of Starbucks Corporation that he will retire as Executive Chairman and as a director of the Company, and resign from all other positions with the Company and its affiliates and will be honored with the title of chairman emeritus effective June 26, 2018.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States

Howard Schultz Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
GatheredTable 10-Jun-2014 Seed Round 000 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000000
0000000000000 11-Dec-2013 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000000
000000 12-Jul-2011 00000 (00000 000 Beverages Bankruptcy: Liquidation 000000 0000000
To view this investor’s complete investment and acquisition history, request access »
Request full access to PitchBook

You’re viewing a free company profile from the PitchBook Platform. To explore Howard Schultz’s full profile, request a free trial.

Howard Schultz Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
GatheredTable 03-Apr-2019 Out of Business Completed
000000 13-Jan-2016 0000000000: 000000 Completed
To view this investor’s complete exits history, request access »

Howard Schultz Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Howard Schultz Angel Investor 00 0 0 Seattle, WA