Arthur Rubinfeld, has served as a Chief Creative Officer and President of Global Development and Evolution Fresh Retail for Starbucks since November 2011. He helped build the foundation of Starbucks, the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, as Senior Vice President of Real Estate from 1992 to 2002. Mr. Rubinfeld founded Airvision, a strategic brand development and growth advisory firm in 2002. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Rubinfeld served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Development at Potbelly Sandwich Works.
Rubinfeld holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado. He has completed an executive program in finance and accounting from the University of Washington. Rubinfeld was recently recognized by Business Week as one of the top “Candidates for the Corner Office” in their “CEOs of Tomorrow.”