Why this former Starbucks exec left a CEO job to launch a start-up: ‘It’s odd and scary, but also wonderful’

Why this former Starbucks exec left a CEO job to launch a start-up: ‘It’s odd and scary, but also wonderful’

November 26, 2021 Gaylene Block 0

As a teenager, former Starbucks executive Adam Brotman found inspiration in an unlikely place: a Costco parking lot. In 1982, his uncle, Jeff Brotman, co-founded the chain of big-box retail stores with James Sinegal — and when Brotman turned 16, he was recruited to organize shopping carts at the store’s first location in Seattle. Brotman, who…