Howard Beharjoined Starbucks as a senior executive in 1989, when it had just twenty-eight stores. His positions have included executive vice president of sales and operations, president of Starbucks International, and president of Starbucks North America. He has also served on the companys board of directors since 1996. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Lynn. Behar is donating his proceeds from this book to the CUP Fund (Caring Unites Partners) and the Robert Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Janet Goldsteinis a publishing consultant who has worked with entrepreneurs, business leaders, and nonprofits.
Howard Schultz is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Starbucks. He and his wife have pledged extensive support to help veterans make successful transitions to civilian life through the Schultz Family Foundation's Onward Veterans initiative. He is the author or co-worker of Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul, Pour Your Heart Into It, and For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us about Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice.