MINNEAPOLIS Caribou Coffee Co. said it has hired two new executives, including a veteran from rival Starbucks, which marks the latest management changes at the 500-unit coffeehouse chain.
Caribou named Daniel Hurdle senior vice president of supply chain, product management and real estate development. Hurdle most recently spent five years with Starbucks, working in the company's retail food business as well as in store construction and operations.
Caribou also hired Alfredo Martel as senior vice president of marketing. He previously worked for Yum! Brands Inc., where he was part of the executive team for the company's KFC division.
With the new hires, Caribou announced the departures of Amy O’Neil, who led retail store operations, and Kathy Hollenhorst, who was head of marketing and product development. Caribou said both O'Neil and Hollenhorst would assist in the transition of responsibilities.
Caribou's executive team has undergone several changes, including the appointment of new president and CEO Michael Tattersfield, who replaced interim CEO Rosalyn Mallet in August. The company also hired a new chief financial officer last month. Timothy J. Hennessy fills the vacancy left by former CFO George Mileusnic, who exited the company at the beginning of the year.