Starbucks taps Holmes to head HR

SEATTLE Starbucks Coffee Co. said Thursday it named former Microsoft executive Kalen Holmes executive vice president of the global coffeehouse chain’s “partner resources,” or human resources.

Holmes previously served as HR general manager for the entertainment and devices division at Microsoft in Seattle, where she worked for six years. While at Microsoft, Holmes held leadership positions in the server and tools division, and headed HR for the software company’s

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