Troy Alstead is chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for Starbucks, overseeing the company's global finance, technology, and supply chain operations.
In his position, which he has held since November 2008, Alstead is focused on the business and financial strategies, decisions, and execution that will deliver on Starbucks short-term and long-term strategies.
Alstead joined Starbucks in January 1992, when it was a privately held company with a little more than 100 stores. Over the years, he has held numerous roles in finance and general management for Starbucks, both domestic and international. He has held finance positions of increasing responsibility, including leadership of the corporate finance, accounting, tax, and treasury functions, as well as leadership of global financial management, decision support, planning, and business development for Starbucks operating units around the world.
Alstead was one of the original members of the Starbucks International team, contributing to the development of the international business from the beginning. Beyond his finance roles, he led the operations and development of the international business as senior vice president and senior lead for Starbucks Coffee International, and later led the company's business in Europe, Middle East, and Africa as interim president of that regional business unit. Alstead later held the position of chief operating officer, Starbucks Greater China.
He graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, concentrating in finance. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Connie, and their four children.