Howard Schultz is founder and executive chairman of Starbucks Corporation. He served as CEO of the company from January 2008 until April 2017.
He grew up in the Canarsie Bayview Housing Projects in Brooklyn. His father worked many blue-collar jobs while his mother took care of the children.
Schultz also served on the board of e-commerce company Groupon, Inc. from early 2011 up to April 2012.