Troy Alstead

Troy Alstead

Starbucks COO Troy Alstead officially resigns

On sabbatical since last March, Alstead will not return

Starbucks Corp. chief operating officer Troy Alstead resigned from the global coffeehouse chain, as of Feb. 29, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

Alstead left for an extended unpaid leave on March 1, 2015 and did not return. At the time, the company described the move as a sabbatical, or “coffee break.” 

Promoted to the COO role in 2014, A

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