Experienced businesswoman Leigh Gower has joined Dutch Bros Coffee as the drive-thru beverage company’s first Chief Technology Officer. Gower brings a 20 year background of helping companies transform customer service using technology.
“Leigh has dedicated her career to customer-focused, transformative work. She recognizes the need to seamlessly integrate technology into everything we do to create a flawless, personal experience,” said Joth Ricci, President and CEO of Dutch Bros. “We’re excited about the expertise she brings to this role and look forward to her guidance in connecting with our customers in new ways.”
Gower assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer on Dec. 1, 2021. Prior to joining Dutch Bros, Gower served as Vice President, Technology at Blue Nile. Prior to Blue Nile, Gower served as a Senior Director, Product & Technology at T-Mobile and as a Management Consultant at Slalom Consulting.
“My passion has always been enabling businesses with effective technology to power compelling customer experiences,” said Gower. “Dutch Bros is a disruptive brand defining its own path, and passionate about speed, quality and service as core values. I look forward to working with an incredible team and approaching new ways of reaching our customers with a culture of curiosity and collaboration.”
Dutch Bros Coffee is a drive-thru coffee company dedicated to making a massive difference one cup at a time. Headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon, where it was founded in 1992 by Dane and Travis Boersma, it’s now sharing the “Dutch Luv” with more than 500 locations in 12 states. Dutch Bros serves specialty coffee, smoothies, freezes, teas, its exclusive Dutch Bros Blue Rebel energy drink and nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee. Its rich, proprietary coffee blend is handcrafted from start to finish.
In addition to its mission of speed, quality and service, Dutch Bros is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Through its Dutch Bros Foundation and local franchisees, the company donates several million dollars to causes across the country each year.
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