Kris joined Aegis Living as President in January 2019.
Prior to Aegis, Kris spent 16 years at Starbucks Coffee Company where he held several leadership roles including President of the company’s flagship U.S. Retail division and as President of Starbucks Europe, Middle East & Africa. Joining Starbucks in the early 2000’s, he was fortunate to participate in the growth and evolution of the company from under 1,000 stores then, to over 30,000 stores today.
Previously, Kris worked for Madrona Venture Group, LLC, a Seattle based venture-capital fund. Early in his career, he was in public service. From 1993 to 2000, Kris held a number of positions in the Clinton White House, including Assistant Press Secretary and Personal Aide to the President. He received a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.