Kerry Plemmons

Kerry Plemmons

  • Biographical Description

    • Professor of Practice

      Kerry Plemmons has 30 years entrepreneurial experience with success in launching and running small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Mexico, and another 13 years as an academic and consultant. As an executive with Starbucks, Plemmons opened stores in the western U.S. and Canada, ran several test-market innovations, and led operations for a couple hundred stores. Prior to Starbucks, he partnered in creating the Pour la France! Restaurant chain in three states and Mexico. Since joining the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business full time in 2004, Plemmons has consulted to senior executives at Crocs, Kaiser Permanente, the Arapahoe County Sheriff, The American Animal Hospital Association, VMG, ACA, Miller Coors, Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC), Microsoft, DMB Development Company, Janus Capital Group, Monte Vista Cooperative, Anadarko Oil, DCP Midstream, Intrado, First Data Corporation, Western Union and more.

      During the 11 years of teaching at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, I created and delivered new courses in a variety of subjects. My passion is connecting innovation to leadership through experiential educational processes. A group of colleagues and I built a program called the Compass where all graduate business students experienced leadership, ethics, and sustainability first in the classroom and then in the mountains of Colorado. In the Executive MBA program, I teach strategic marketing, innovation and a global business sequence that culminates in a two week international experience to places like South Africa, Botswana, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Russia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Greece, Israel, Rwanda and Turkey.

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