Gerri Martin-Flickinger, Starbucks Chief Technology Officer, leads the global IT (information technology) function and plays a key role in shaping the technology agenda across the Starbucks business.
Gerri joined Starbucks in 2015 with 30 years of experience leading large-scale global IT organizations for companies experiencing explosive growth through acquisition, global expansion and implementing new business models. She most recently served as Adobe’s senior vice president and chief information officer, where she oversaw Adobe’s global Information Technology team and played a key role in enabling Adobe’s transformation to a cloud-based business.
Her expertise includes leading organizations through transformational change, connecting IT to the needs of the business and aligning IT costs. Before joining Adobe, Gerri was CIO of VeriSign, where she oversaw corporate information technology services for the company’s 60 offices worldwide. Prior to VeriSign, she served as CIO for Network Associates, Inc. and McAfee Associates, Inc. Before joining McAfee, she held several senior systems roles at Chevron Corporation, including serving as process consultant to Chevron's executive staff.
Gerri has received numerous awards and accolades over her career. Most recently, she was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with the Judges’ Choice award for her integral role with Adobe’s successful shift to a cloud-services company. Additionally, she was honored as a 2015 CIO Leader by HMG Strategy and was named to the 25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter 2015. She holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Washington State University. She is a member of Wall Street Journal CIO Network and Sierra Ventures CIO Advisory Board.