Jeff Wile is senior vice president, Retail & Core Technology Services, for Starbucks Technology. He is responsible for delivery and performance across our retail platforms, including point-of-sale and store networks, and core infrastructure platforms, such as our data centers, compute, storage and corporate networks. In addition, Jeff drives transformational programs such as cloud adoption and next-generation technology in our stores around the globe.
Before joining Starbucks in May 2016, Jeff was the Vice President, Cloud, Hosting and DevOps Services for the Walt Disney Company, where he drove transformation of traditional Enterprise IT through DevOps teams embedded within Disney business units. Jeff also led cloud strategy, engineering and design for both private cloud on OpenStack and public cloud integration, and implemented LEAN principles across the organization. Prior to this role, Jeff was Disney’s Vice President of Technical Operations, where he was responsible for all technical operations aspects for Disney's Interactive Media Group, including support of the Disney, ABC and ESPN web properties. Jeff managed the system engineering, database, network, SOC and infrastructure teams in both the United States and internationally.
Before joining Disney, Jeff was Vice President of Data Center Operations for Savvis, Inc., where he was the senior corporate executive responsible for all aspects of technical operations for more than 1 million square feet of mission-critical, data center space for top-tier web and enterprise customers. Prior to joining Savvis, Jeff held operational, financial and marketing roles for a number of companies in the technology space.
Jeff holds a B.A. of Business Administration from the University of Washington. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two teenage sons. He enjoys golfing, football and trips to the sun in his down time. Jeff’s favorite Starbucks beverage is a grande Cold Brew.