Briggo Expands Management Team with Two Starbucks Veterans

  Briggo Expands Management Team with Two Starbucks Veterans

   Scott McMartin and Tim Kern join fast-growing Briggo Inc. to lead coffee
     sourcing, roasting, product quality and customer experience efforts

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- June 25, 2013

Briggo Inc., announced today that Scott McMartin and Tim Kern, two specialty
coffee industry experts, will lead Briggo’s coffee sourcing, roasting, product
quality and customer experience efforts. During their more than 40 combined
years at Starbucks, McMartin and Kern, respectively, managed coffee sourcing
and the customer experience, contributing to the company’s growth from a
six-store Seattle coffee bean retailer to a global brand.

"Adding Scott and Tim to the Briggo team augments our coffee leadership from
the origin to the cup," said Kevin Nater, President and CEO of Briggo. "Their
remarkable expertise in specialty coffee enriches our seasoned team of
executives who are focused on empowering people to create their perfect cup.“

McMartin joins Briggo as Vice President of Coffee Strategy and Operations and
will lead the development of Briggo's coffee strategy, blending and roasting.
An expert blender and taster, his experience includes establishing sourcing
relationships and operations in 18 coffee-producing countries and hundreds of
coffee farms in Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.

Kern, Briggo’s Director of Coffee Products and Customer Experience, will work
closely with McMartin on coffee quality and product development and the Briggo
customer experience, as well as marketing and promotion efforts. Drawing on
his prior role of guiding thousands of baristas and customers through the
coffee tasting experience, Kern will develop customer-focused training for
Briggo personnel.

Briggo’s executive team now includes:

Kevin Nater
President & CEO
Formerly with Citigroup & Dell

Charles F. Studor
Founder and CTO
Formerly with Motorola

Scott McMartin
VP of Coffee Strategy and Operations
Formerly with 352 & Starbucks

Tim Kern
Director of Coffee Products and Customer Experience
Formerly with Sodcutter & Starbucks

John S. Craparo
Formerly with GE, Dell & HP

Steve Miller
VP of Engineering and Quality Assurance
Formerly with J&J

Jeff Mulhausen
VP of Design

Scott Schaefer
Formerly with RenewData, CariSal & SigmaTel

Chuck Pestow
VP of Manufacturing & Kiosk Operations
Formerly with Blusine, KLD Energy & Dell

David Whitmer
Director of Supply Chain
Formerly at Dell & Arrow Electronics

Dan Lowden
VP of Business Development
Formerly with IBM, Wayport/AT&T & Digby


Briggo, Inc. was founded in 2008 by an experienced team of executives who are
incredibly passionate about coffee. Through the perfect combination of the
best coffee ingredients and robotic technology, Briggo’s mission is to empower
people to create their perfect cup of coffee, integrating seamlessly into
their active lives and enabling them to easily share their experience with
their community. The first Briggo Coffee Haus is located at the Flawn Academic
Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The company has plans to open
additional locations in markets such as airports, hospitals, corporate
campuses, universities and other strategic locations where mobility and
quality are key. Additional information is available at


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