Stephen Gillett, chief information officer and executive vice president, Digital Ventures, Starbucks, was appointed to Symantec’s board of directors. As an independent director of Symantec, Mr. Gillett will also serve on Symantec’s Audit Committee.
As Starbucks CIO, Mr. Gillett is responsible for all global enterprise technology activities at Starbucks, which includes business intelligence, emerging platforms, software engineering, and information security, among other things. As executive vice president, Digital Ventures, Mr. Gillett is responsible for all digital business activities at Starbucks from e-commerce to mobility and digital music. Prior to Starbucks, Mr. Gillett’s experience included senior technology leadership positions with Corbis, Yahoo, and CNET Networks.