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Elizabeth Hunter

senior vice president, Partner Technology, Starbucks Technology

Elizabeth Hunter is senior vice president of Starbucks Partner Technology. In this role, she is responsible for the delivery and operations of technology supporting the partner (employee) experience across retail, plant, warehouse and support functions She is driving the effort to enhance the partner experience supported by flexible, scalable architecture, cloud-based platforms and integrated orchestration across the global Starbucks footprint. Elizabeth also leads the digital operating model transformation across the enterprise.

Prior to joining Starbucks in November 2023, Elizabeth spent 25 years in the wireless industry working in technology, product, merger integration and transformation roles. She most recently served as Senior Vice President of Technology at T-Mobile, where she led technology and Agile transformation as well as the platforms and experiences that support revenue management, data and AI, the emerging business and B2B business units, device financing and insurance, enterprise resource planning, and human resources functions. Her previous roles at T-Mobile include leading the integration management office for the $26.5 billion T-Mobile/Sprint merger, leading key digital and product transformation and programs, managing the $2 billion enterprise portfolio, revamping enterprise architecture and business process design and reimagining technology compliance and controls. Her prior experience includes leading the merger integration organization and managing product and customer experience while at AT&T, and a variety of roles in corporate development, product management and IT at Dobson Communications.   

Elizabeth is a director on the board of Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company. She is committed to increasing diversity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington as well as being a Strategic Advisor to IGNITE Worldwide. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, painting, drawing and spending time with her husband and two children. Her favorite Starbucks drink is a grande Flat White.