An innovative and seasoned senior executive, with a successful background in global market expansion, accelerated growth, and brand development. The 1st employee (under CEO, Howard Schultz) of the specialty coffee giant, Starbucks Coffee Co. Dawn Pinaud comes with the best references in the industry. She has more than 30-years of successful, progressive experience in all phases of business development, strategic planning, and retail operations. A recognized hands-on, pro-active troubleshooter who can rapidly identify business problems, formulate strategic plans, initiate change and implement new processes in challenging and diverse environments.