James Snook

04_James_SnookA career software engineer and technologist, James has served in a range of high profile business and technology leadership roles. He is currently CTO of Voystar Ventures, a Seattle-based venture firm specializing in mobile software startups. James also recently concluded an exciting two-decade run leading technology and innovation for Starbucks and most recently as vice president of emerging platforms and innovation. He led and developed many industry-leading mobile and digital capabilities that drove new levels of customer loyalty and played a principal role in many mergers and acquisitions that helped expand Starbucks from 100 stores to over 20,000 stores in his tenure.