Terry Dean Davenport

Terry Dean Davenport
SVP, Marketing, Starbucks Corporation

Last Updated: 05/01/2016

Executive Summary

Davenport is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Starbucks Corporation, the big Seattle-based coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Promoted into the post in 2008, just days after former CEO Howard Schultz returned to run Starbucks, Davenport oversees the company's overall marketing plan and calendar, product development, co (there's more...)

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Davenport is married to Valerie Ann Thomson and has one child, Kasey Lauren.
  • He is a recipient of an ANDY Award. Founded in 1964, the ANDYs honor global creativity in advertising, and recognize the contributions of individ (there's more...)

Current Focus

  • Enter into South Africa: In April 2016 Starbucks opened its first location in Johannesburg through a license agreement with South Africa's Taste Holdings, reported Business Day (there's more...)

Key Challenges

  • Pushback on Loyalty Program Changes: Changes to Starbucks’ loyalty program in February 2016 triggered a wave of negative reactions. In an opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune reporter Steve Johnson wrote, “T (there's more...)

Biographical Highlights

  • Born February 8, 1958
  • Davenport earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Advertising from Ferris State University in 1980.
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