Kevin Johnson

Director Since: October 2022

Goldman Sachs Committees: Compensation, Governance, Risk
Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: None
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: Starbucks Corporation

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Technology and consumer leader with multi-disciplinary background: As an independent director and then President, COO and CEO of Starbucks, where he led a global consumer brand and leveraged his deep technological expertise from over 32 years in the tech industry, including senior leadership roles at both Microsoft and Juniper Networks
  • International business and growth markets: Experience in driving growth across global markets, including in China
  • Leadership and governance expertise: Draws upon years of past service as a public company CEO and public company director to provide informed perspective to our Board and committees, including with respect to stakeholder governance and building, managing, transforming and sustaining a highly visible and global brand

Career Highlights

  • Starbucks Corporation, a global roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee
    • Partner and Special Consultant (April 2022 – September 2022)
    • President and Chief Executive Officer (April 2017 – April 2022)
    • President and Chief Operating Officer (March 2015 – April 2017)
    • Independent Director (2009 – March 2015)
  • Juniper Networks, Inc., a global company that designs, develops, and sells products and services for high-performance networks
    • Chief Executive Officer (September 2008 – January 2014)
  • Microsoft Corporation, a global technology company
    • President, Platforms and Services (2005 – September 2008)
    • Group Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services (2003 – 2005)
    • Various positions of increasing seniority, including Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Services (September 1992 – 2003)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Director, Goldman Sachs Bank USA
  • Served Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and chaired the Cybersecurity Taskforce


  • Graduate of New Mexico State University