Hi! I'm Dawn Pinaud.
RENOWNED COFFEE EXPERT
with over 30 years experience helping the world's most successful brands
COFFEE IS MY SPECIALTY
After working for Starbucks in the very beginning (as first employee under CEO, Howard Schultz), I built a career around elevating coffee. And I can proudly say I come with the best references in the industry.
Currently, I consult on a diverse range of projects - from site selection, planning, innovative new beverages, financial projections, to training, managing operations and recruiting the industry's best talent. I still find myself at the table with Fortune 500 Executives putting in my 2 cents on the specialty coffee industry or new beverage trends.
My journey is a long one but worth a read. Especially over a great cup of Dawn's Blend coffee!
Explore the brands I've helped - past and present. And check out my latest projects.
"During my tenure as CEO of Starbucks Coffee, Dawn was employed for about nine years in various positions of increasing responsibility and complexity. She served as manager of four retail locations, most importantly as the founding manager of the company's first espresso bar and café. She left the company to manage the rollout of Il Giornale, the eventual purchaser of Starbucks. I have direct knowledge of Dawn's talent and accomplishments in coffee and in operations. She has been a valuable member of several operations teams. In each, her extensive knowledge and organization created smooth operations and significant value for herself and the companies. I highly recommend her work."