Carl Mount, senior vice president of Logistics and U.S. Retail Supply Chain, is responsible for leading Starbucks global logistics strategy with a focus on demand and supply planning, transportation, distribution, and retail store delivery operations for Starbucks business in the Americas. Carl also serves on the leadership team for company-owned stores in the United States.
Prior to joining Starbucks in 2017, Carl was the Global Chief Supply Chain Officer for KFC Global, a division of Yum! Brands. He has held international leadership roles for The Coca-Cola Company supporting beverage operations in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He spent the first 10 years of his career in the soft drink industry working for PepsiCo in a variety of U.S.-based operational leadership roles. While in management consulting, Carl held roles as a Principal with PRTM Management Consultants (now PwC) and Managing Director for Resources Global Professionals.
Carl is a graduate of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration concentrating in Operations Management and Information Systems. He also holds an MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Carl sits on the advisory board for the supply chain management programs at both his alma maters.
Carl was born and raised in Latin America, holds dual citizenship, and speaks fluent Spanish. He is an avid lacrosse dad, supporting his daughter who is currently an NCAA student-athlete at Whitman College. Carl’s favorite Starbucks drink is a Grande Cold Brew. He and his wife, Michelle, live in the Greater Seattle area.