The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf names Karen Cate CFO

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf names Karen Cate CFO

Company also appoints Jeff Schroeder as vice president of operations

Los Angeles-based The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has named Karen Cate its new chief financial officer and Jeff Schroeder its new vice president of operations.

Cate will be responsible for all accounting, finance, treasury and IT functions for the coffeehouse chain. Most recently, she was a vice president and controller of Trader Joe’s Company. Prior to that role at the grocery store operator, she held finance positions with Sun Microsystems, Nestle USA and Avery Denniso

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