Denim brand Levi Strauss & Co has today (19 April) appointed Troy Alstead to its board of directors, expanding the board to ten members. 

Alstead is currently CFO and chief administrative officer of Starbucks Corp.

Prior to working at Starbucks, Alstead worked for several years in various finance, accounting, and auditing roles, domestically and internationally, for technology firm NCR Corp and computer software retailer Egghead Software.

"Troy Alstead is a highly respected business leader whose experience and skill set complement the strategic direction of Levi Strauss & Co," said Levi Strauss & Co chairman Stephen Neal.

"His extensive financial and operational expertise, as well as his extensive experience building brands in international markets, will be invaluable to our board of directors as we continue a course to accelerate growth and profitability on a global scale."