Aeropostale has just announced the last acquisition for its Board of Directors: Arthur Rubinfeld, President - Global Development for Starbucks Coffee Company. He would provide the retailer with extensive experience in international growth.
“We look forward to Arthur's vision and expertise making a valuable contribution to Aeropostale, " hoped Julian R. Geiger, Chairman of the Boar.
Geiger also stated, "Arthur is an outstanding addition to our Board of Directors. He is well known for his leading-edge, insightful approach to branding and strategic retail expansion, having served in a number of top management positions at Starbucks, as well as authoring a book on global growth and expansion”.
Mr. Rubinfeld helped build the foundation of Starbucks as Senior Vice President of Real Estate from 1992 to 2002 and returned to the company as President, Global Development in 2008, his current position.
After leaving Starbucks in 2002, Mr. Rubinfeld founded Airvision, a strategic brand development and growth advisory firm. From 2006 to 2008 Mr. Rubinfeld served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development at Potbelly Sandwich Works.