Michael Conway is executive vice president and president, Starbucks Canada, with leadership for the Starbucks business and operations in country, including company-owned retail stores, licensed stores, and the foodservice channel. Michael is known for his strategic planning and operational excellence and as a leader who lives our Company Mission and Values.
Previously, Michael served as executive vice president and president for Starbucks Licensed Stores business for the United States and Latin America and was responsible for the region’s more than 6,000 licensed stores. He has worked in partnership with other Fortune 500 companies to ensure that the Starbucks brand is positioned to exceed the expectations of its customers across multiple segments, including: retail, travel, college and university, and hospitality. Prior to his role overseeing Starbucks Licenses Stores in the U.S. and Latin America, Michael served as president of Starbucks Global Channel Development, where he spent three years focused on driving the growth of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Foodservice, Licensed Stores, and International channels of business.
Before joining Starbucks in March 2013, Michael was Worldwide President of McNeil Nutritionals, a division of Johnson & Johnson that marketed innovative nutritional consumer products like SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, LACTAID, VIACTIV and BENECOL. Before being appointed Worldwide President, Michael held several key roles at McNeil leading the company’s business units in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Earlier in his career as Vice President of Marketing at Campbell Soup Company, in the U.S. soup group Michael oversaw the company’s $1 billion soup franchise and launched the most successful new product platform in Campbell Soup’s history – microwavable cups and bowls. During his 10 years at Campbell Soup, Michael held numerous strategic and marketing positions, including two years based in Brussels with responsibility for European marketing strategy. Prior to joining Campbell Soup, Michael worked at Kraft General Foods in marketing and at Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm.
Michael holds a B.A. from Duke University, where he was captain and an All-America player on the lacrosse team, and holds a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the Board of Directors of McCormick & Company, Incorporated.