Terry Dean Davenport

Terry Dean Davenport
SVP, Marketing, Starbucks Corporation

Last Updated: 10/21/2016

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

  • Bid to go upscale: Starbucks plans to open as many as 1,000 locations of a new upscale chain that will tout its premium Reserve coffees, escalating an effort to reach more sophisti (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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