Paul Mutty, J.D.

Paulmutty Square

Coalition for the Common Good

Paul Mutty joined the Antioch Board in 2014, and served as Board Chair from 2018 to 2022. He retired from Starbucks Coffee Company in 2018. While at Starbucks, Paul served in several capacities, including senior vice president and interim general counsel. He managed a number of functions within the company, including the company’s global legal teams, the ethics and compliance department, global safety and security department, global resilience function, and its international business development team. Paul also spent a number of years helping with the development of Starbucks’ expansion into markets in Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Paul’s experience includes the negotiation and establishment of numerous international joint ventures, complex license arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, and consulting on a variety of commercial, labor, employment, and dispute resolution matters.

Prior to joining Starbucks, Paul was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for SP Investments, Inc., a private investment company, and was a partner in the law firm of Riddell Williams in Seattle. Paul served on the Board of Governors of City University of Seattle, including a term as Vice Chair of the Board. He also served as a trustee of the King County Bar Foundation.

Paul holds a J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School and a BA from the University of Rhode Island. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife Lisa, and has two children, Sam and Nina.