Chris Arneson

Arneson, Chris

Job Title: Data Operations Manager
Company: Starbucks Coffee Company
Industry: Retail & Food Service
Mentor Since: Fall 2006
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Bridge between IT department and Supply Chain Customer Service to leverage IT to address business needs in getting goods to our customers at the lowest cost with the highest level of service.

Company Description

Our story began in 1971. Back then we were a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices with a single store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Today, we are privileged to welcome millions of customers through our doors every day, in more than 16,000 locations in over 50 countries.

Employment History

Cascade Designs 1992-2005
Starbucks Coffee Company 2005-Present


BA, Western Washington University
MBA, Seattle University

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

TBD depending on student schedules. My preference would be to meet at Starbucks corporate office.