October 8 - Melanie Canto
FINANCE DIRECTOR FOR GLOBAL STORE DEVELOPMENT, CREATIVE STUDIOS, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT & QUALITY ASSURANCE STARBUCKS CORPORATION
Melanie graduated in 1989 from the University of Idaho with a bachelor of arts in French and Business and went on to earn a master’s degree in International Business from Seattle University. Melanie, originally from Burley, Idaho, joined Starbucks in 2007 as the director of Treasury Capital Markets. She was responsible for enterprise risk control strategies to manage market-based risk including currency, commodity and interstate rate risk. Before working for Starbucks, Canto served as treasurer and investor relations director for Captaris, Inc., which is a provider of Business Information Delivery Solutions that integrate, process and automate the flow of data and documents. She also has worked in various corporate finance and treasury roles with Microsoft Corporation, Visio and Wells Fargo Bank. Canto served on the board of directors and finance committee with WestSide Baby, a nonprofit organization that provides essential items to Seattle-area children in need by collection and distribution of diapers, clothing, toys and equipment.