Howard Schultz is an American businessman. He was Chairman and CEO of Starbucks and Executive chairman born on July 19, 1953, In New York.
He is born to Fred Schultz and Elaine. His father was ex-US Army trooper and later truck driver. He has younger sister Ronnie and brother Michael.
In 1982, He married Sheri Kersch, an interior designer. The couple has two children, son, Eliahu Jordan and daughter, Addison.
He had gone to Canarsie High School, where he excelled at sports.
After completing his graduation, He had become a salesperson for Xerox Corporation and had been soon promoted as a sales representative. Later In 1979, He had become general manager for the US operations of Swedish drip coffee maker manufacturer, Hammarplast. In 1981, He had visited Seattle-based coffee-bean shop named Starbucks Coffee Company. In 1982, He joined Starbucks as a director of marketing, While on an official trip to Milan, Italy, He had noticed that every street had coffee bars that served as meeting places apart from espresso. In 1985, Schultz left Starbucks to start a business on his own. He wanted $400,000. Jerry Baldwin and Gordon Bowker offered to help. He had written “Pour Your Heart Into It” with Dori Jones Yang, and “Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul” with Joanne Gordon. In 2000, He had resigned as CEO of Starbucks. Eight years later, but, He returned to head the company. From 2001 to 2006, Schultz had owned NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics. He had sold the team to Clayton Bennett who is the chairman of the Professional Basketball Club LLC.
- He had been amongst the Board of Directors at Square.
- Starbucks is named after a character in Moby-Dick.
- Schultz had become Fortune magazine’s ‘2011 Businessperson of the Year’ for his drives in the economy and employment creation.
Awards and Achievements:
- In 1998, He received the Israel 50th Anniversary Tribute.
- In 1999, He received the National Leadership.
- In 2004, He won the International Distinguished Entrepreneur award.
- In 2007, He had received the First Responsible Capitalism award.
What can we learn from Him??
As Howard Schultz, Always be Innovative. Take your Responsibilities.