24 Feb '17, 6pm

For Navy commander, a cup of Starbucks coffee initiated a new career

Gregory Gerber was sitting in a Starbucks in Manama, Bahrain, four years ago contemplating a major career move in his life when he had one of those aha moments. Having put in 18 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve and nearly eight overlapping years as a federal government employee, Gerber was looking for a new challenge. His goal was to find work that combined the logistic skills he’d developed in the military with finance experience he’d cultivated as a civilian. A true coffee aficionado, he was enjoying a hot drink and staring at the Starbucks Siren on his cup when he had an epiphany: “Maybe the answer is right in front of me.” “When I got back to the States, Starbucks was the first place I applied,” Gerber said. Gerber is now a two-year Starbucks partner (employee) who has utilized the talents he developed in the service first as a store manager and, more recently, as a mana...

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