Kerry Plemmons
Daniels 335D
Professor of the Practice
Executive and Professional MBA Programs, Executive Education
Kerry Plemmons

Biography at a Glance

Kerry Plemmons has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial experience with success in launching and running small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. and Mexico. 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 chain in three states and Mexico. Since joining Daniels full time in 2004, Plemmons has consulted to senior executives at MillerCoors, Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC), Microsoft, DMB Development Company, Janus Capital Group, Monte Vista Cooperative, Anadarko Oil, DCP, Intrado, First Data Corporation, Western Union and more.

Academic Professional Activities

  • Visiting professor teaching change leadership at Helsinki School of Economics, November 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Visiting professor teaching Leadership at aSSIST University in Seoul, Korea, April 2008, December 2009
  • Faculty lead for Essence of Enterprise and Leading at the Edge, (first compass courses) 2007–present
  • Faculty lead for Global Course sequence in Executive MBA program, 2008–present


  • Marketing and Finance, University of Colorado
  • Executive MBA, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

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