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Senior Vice President and Entrepreneur in Residence; Starbucks

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Richard Tait is senior vice president and entrepreneur in residence for Starbucks. Richard has held the new role since April 2016, helping the company foster a culture of innovation. He applies an entrepreneurial lens to Starbucks operational planning and prioritization efforts across the organization, helping improve the speed and agility of decision-making. He is also helping guide future product development as part of the steering committee for Starbucks Innovation Lab.

Described by GeekWire as “one of the Seattle area’s most accomplished entrepreneurs,” Richard started his career at Microsoft in 1998 where he had 12 startups within the company and pioneered four waves of innovation, spanning everything from operating systems, to corporate solutions, CD ROMs and breakthrough internet applications.

After Microsoft, Richard started Cranium Inc. which became the third largest game company in the world, selling more than 40 million games in 22 countries and winning the Toy Industry Association's "Game of the Year" five years in a row. Cranium was acquired and became part of the Hasbro games family in 2008.

After Cranium, Tait started an innovation lab in Seattle that created a number of startups ranging from organic beverages to high-end consumer products featured in the Apple store. He worked with Starbucks during the company’s transformation, helping guide the evolution of Starbucks food platform in 2008 with the Real Food, Simply Delicious campaign and shaping the health and wellness strategy in 2009 and 2010.

Richard has an MBA from Dartmouth College and an honors degree in computer science from Heriot Watt University in his homeland of Scotland, where he was also recently inducted into the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.

Richard believes in the power of the entrepreneurial spirit, a clear vision, and the passion to succeed. His personal mantra is “Orville Wright did not have a pilot’s license." His favorite espresso beverage is a quad shot with a splash of water in the morning and a double short Caramel Macchiato in the afternoon.

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Richard Tait

Senior Vice President and Entrepreneur in Residence; Starbucks

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Richard Tait Biography

Richard Tait is senior vice president and entrepreneur in residence for Starbucks. Richard has held the new role since April 2016, helping the company foster a culture of innovation. He applies an entrepreneurial lens to Starbucks operational planning and prioritization efforts across the organization, helping improve the speed and agility of decision-making. He is also helping guide future product development as part of the steering committee for Starbucks Innovation Lab.

Described by GeekWire as “one of the Seattle area’s most accomplished entrepreneurs,” Richard started his career at Microsoft in 1998 where he had 12 startups within the company and pioneered four waves of innovation, spanning everything from operating systems, to corporate solutions, CD ROMs and breakthrough internet applications.

After Microsoft, Richard started Cranium Inc. which became the third largest game company in the world, selling more than 40 million games in 22 countries and winning the Toy Industry Association's "Game of the Year" five years in a row. Cranium was acquired and became part of the Hasbro games family in 2008.

After Cranium, Tait started an innovation lab in Seattle that created a number of startups ranging from organic beverages to high-end consumer products featured in the Apple store. He worked with Starbucks during the company’s transformation, helping guide the evolution of Starbucks food platform in 2008 with the Real Food, Simply Delicious campaign and shaping the health and wellness strategy in 2009 and 2010.

Richard has an MBA from Dartmouth College and an honors degree in computer science from Heriot Watt University in his homeland of Scotland, where he was also recently inducted into the Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.

Richard believes in the power of the entrepreneurial spirit, a clear vision, and the passion to succeed. His personal mantra is “Orville Wright did not have a pilot’s license." His favorite espresso beverage is a quad shot with a splash of water in the morning and a double short Caramel Macchiato in the afternoon.

Richard Tait Videos

  • Lavin Video Project: Entrepreneurship Is... with Richard Tait on Vimeo

Richard Tait Speaking Topics

  • Leadership | Management | Entrepreneurship | Corporate Culture

FAQs on booking Richard Tait

  • How to book Richard Tait?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Tait for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Tait, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Tait or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Tait?

    Booking fees for Richard Tait, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Tait, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Tait?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Tait for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Tait for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Tait or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Tait or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Tait is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Tait for your event is available upon request. Richard Tait generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Michael Treacy, Michael Bergdahl, Seth Mattison, Robert Kriegel and Tim Sanders. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Tait for an upcoming event.

Richard Tait Speaker Videos

  • Lavin Video Project: Entrepreneurship Is... with Richard Tait on Vimeo

Richard Tait Speaking Topics

  • Leadership | Management | Entrepreneurship | Corporate Culture

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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