The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Names New VP of Store Development

Los Angeles — Bill Robards brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership in real estate, construction, and asset and facilities management to his new role.

 

Los AngelesThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the oldest and largest privately‐held specialty premium coffee and tea retailer in the United States, has hired Bill Robards as vice president of store development. In this role, Robards will be responsible for delivering upon the brand’s extensive growth and expansion plans for The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® locations in the U.S.

“It’s an exciting time at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® and I’m thrilled to start a new chapter with this impressive brand and look forward to contributing to its aggressive growth and success,” says Robards.

Robards brings 30 years of strategic leadership in real estate, construction, and asset and facilities management. Prior to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, Robards held the positions of senior vice president of development for JP Morgan Chase & Co. and previously worked with Starbucks as divisional vice president of assets/facilities and divisional vice president for the western division, which grew more than 1,200 new stores. He also spent several years with McDonald’s Corporation in the real estate division.

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® currently has more than 900 stores in nearly 30 countries. For more information, visit CoffeeBean.com.

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

 

 

 

 

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