September 28, 2022

Former Starbucks executive Troy Alstead joins RASA board

RASA, the Indian fast-food brand that makes Indian cuisine and culture more accessible to everyone, has announced the appointment of former Starbucks COO Troy Alstead as an independent member of the Board of Directors of RASA. Alstead will play a supervisory role working closely with RASA founders Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod to make key business decisions and provide operational, financial and strategic advice while continuing to grow the RASA brand.

from Alstead his extensive experience building brands from the ground up includes 24 years of dedicated service to Starbucks Corporation, the last of which as the company’s chief operating officer. Previously, he held a number of operational, general management and finance positions including Group Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.

In addition to his impressive career at Starbucks, Alstead is the founder of Ocean5, a sustainability-focused entertainment and events venue, Table 47, a restaurant focused on responsible sourcing and operations, and The Cup Coffee Lounge. . He is also a board member of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Levi Strauss & Co., OYO Global, and previously served on the board of TopGolf.

“We are honored to welcome Troy to the RASA Board of Directors. His deep understanding of operational excellence, growth strategy, company culture and expanding into new markets will help us accelerate our growth plans and improve both our team and the experience of our customers,” says Rahman. “He is a visionary leader with a passion for culture and sustainability and his unique understanding of small business, as well as his global experience and perspective, will be invaluable to us as we build our team and pursue our mission of making Indian cuisine accessible and share tasty, healthy meals with our communities.

I’m fortunate to be able to sit on the board of a number of amazing companies and I’m very selective about which ones I sit on. They must have clear opportunities for profitable growth; strong values; a commitment to having a positive impact on people and the environment; and passionate, innovative and talented leaders,” said Alstead. “From my first introduction to RASA, it was evident that the company and leadership embrace all of these qualities and commitments. Rahul and Sahil’s entrepreneurial drive, commitment to growing their business sustainably and powerful vision for the introduction of authentic, delicious and nutritious Indian cuisine in a more accessible and fun way make me excited to be part of the team and help bring their vision of life to more and more communities.

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