Starbucks names Gerri Martin-Flickinger chief technology officer

Starbucks names Gerri Martin-Flickinger chief technology officer

Appointment comes at critical time for tech at coffeehouse chain

Starbucks Corp. has named former Adobe executive Gerri Martin-Flickinger to the position of chief technology officer, effective Nov. 2, company officials said Tuesday.

In the new role, Martin-Flickinger will lead the Seattle-based chain’s global IT function and play a key role in shaping its technology agenda.

The move comes at an important time for 22,000-unit Starbucks, which recently completed the rollout of mobile ordering and payment to about 7,500 company owned l

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