Levi Strauss & Co. has elected Troy Alstead to its board of directors, expanding its board to ten members. Alstead is currently chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of Starbucks Corporation.
Alstead joined Starbucks Corporation in 1992 and has held several leadership roles at the company, both domestic and international. He was one of the original members of the Starbucks International team, contributing to the development of the international business from the beginning. He later led the company’s business in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He served as senior vice president, Global Finance and Business Operations, from August 2007 to April 2008 and held the position of chief operating officer, Starbucks Greater China, from April 2008 to October 2008. He was named chief financial officer and chief administrative officer in November 2008.
Before joining Starbucks, Alstead worked for several years in various finance, accounting, and auditing roles, domestically and internationally, for NCR Corporation and Egghead Software. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington. He is a frequent volunteer in the Greater Seattle Community and in 2012 he was recognized as CFO of the year by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Levi Strauss & Co. designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s, Dockers, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co., and Denizen brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of more than 2,300 franchised and company-operated stores.