The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf appointed Jeff Harris as chief financial officer. A veteran finance executive with nearly 30 years of experience, Harris will oversee all financial functions of the company, as well as the supply chain, human resource, risk management, and legal teams. He will report directly to president and CEO, John Fuller.
“We are excited to welcome Jeff to our executive management team,” says John Fuller. “His experience will be a strong complement to our executive team and will be invaluable as we continue to drive our global strategic growth initiatives.”
Harris was most recently CFO/COO of Purple Wine Company, a $70 million diversified wine operation based in Graton, California. He has also served as CFO for fashion brands such as Stella & Dot and Gymboree and worked in finance leadership positions for entertainment companies such as Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney.
“It’s an ideal time to join a great brand like The Coffee Bean,” Harris says. “I look forward to being a part of the company’s continued trajectory of expansion and growth both domestically and internationally.”
As a global brand and business, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has grown to more than 1,000 stores with a strong presence throughout Asia and the Middle East. Most recently the company announced new stores opening in Paraguay, Bangladesh, Japan, and expansion into China with the opening of 700 stores over the next decade.