Deb Hall Lefevre

executive vice president, chief technology officer

Deb Hall Lefevre joined Starbucks as executive vice president, chief technology officer in May 2022. In her role, she leads the tech function with the mission of ensuring our stores run smoothly each and every day while delivering winning digital partner and customer experiences.  

Prior to coming to Starbucks, she was the Global Chief Technology Officer & EVP for Couche-Tard/Circle K where she was responsible for the global technology and digital strategy and execution across a network of approximately 15,500 locations and 125,000 employees. She also serves on the board of directors of Wintrust Financial.

Deb has a long track record of delivering impactful results through high performing teams, industry leading strategies, large scale, global digital & information technology initiatives and strong collaboration. 

She began her career at Motorola in 1989 and held a variety of Information Technology and eCommerce roles. In 2001, she joined McDonald's Corporation where she held several positions in Information Technology including CIO of the U.S. Segment and Corporate Vice President, Global Enterprise Solutions and Business Transformation. Deb holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Processing from Southern Illinois University. 

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and friends on the water. She likes to start each day with a workout and a great cup of coffee. Her favorite Starbucks beverage is Blonde Espresso Roast with skim milk.