Starbucks disclosed late Tuesday that former Chief Operating Officer Troy Alstead will not return to the company.
In a regulatory filing, Starbucks said Alstead notified the company on Feb. 24 that "he would not return from his extended unpaid leave (i.e., Starbucks 'Coffee Break' or sabbatical) that began on March 1, 2015," and had resigned from the company effective Feb. 29, 2016. No other details were provided in the Securities and Exchange Commission filing, and Starbucks did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In January 2015, the coffee retail giant named Kevin Johnson, a former CEO of Juniper Networks and a Starbucks board member, as its new corporate president and COO. Johnson has been on the Starbucks board since 2009.