Jez is senior vice president, Partner Resources for North America. In this role, Jez leads the Partner Resources (Human Resources) Organization that directly supports U.S. company-owned stores, U.S. licensed stores, Siren Retail and Global Operations. He also provides functional leadership to the Canadian Partner Resources team, ensuring integration across the entire North American portfolio.
Jez’s broad human resources leadership experience spans multiple countries, cultures, and business models. Jez spent the majority of his career at McDonald’s Corporation, where he held numerous HR leadership roles globally, as well as in the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Northern Europe. Jez started at McDonald’s UK behind the counter as a teenager while studying and progressed through various operational roles – from running individual restaurants to running larger geographic areas of the UK. He moved into HR in the late 2000s, bringing his operational expertise and business credibility with a transformation remit.
In his last role at McDonald’s as the Global Vice President for HR, Jez had numerous strategic and operational accountabilities across several geographies and functions, including leading HR support for all global corporate functions, leading HR support for international franchised operating businesses in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Japan, China and Latin America, and was the global executive lead for digital staff engagement & employer brand.
More recently, before joining Starbucks, Jez was Chief Human Resources Officer for Global Partners, a leading gas and oil company in New England. Jez has a track record of delivering impactful results by leading and building high performing teams that help engage and retain talented people across large scale geographies.
Jez is married with 2 daughters and enjoys great coffee (a grande cappuccino with an extra shot), food and traveling. Jez is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.