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Christopher M. Tara-Browne

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder and member of the Supervisory Board, Traveler's Coffee. Previously CEO, Board Member & Co-Founder, Traveler's Coffee.

Founder and member of the Supervisory Board, Traveler's Coffee. Previously CEO, Board Member & Co-Founder, Traveler's Coffee.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth

Involved In


Traveler's Coffee
Tara-Browne & Barnes Management
CMTB Management
Traveler's Coffee
Traveler's Coffee
Traveler's Coffee
Tara-Browne & Barnes Management
CMTB Management


Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts
Traveler's Coffee


Secretary of the Board of Directors Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts January 2016 - present
Member of the Business Development Committee Summerfield Waldorf School November 2015 - present
Special Advisor to the President Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts October 2015 - present
Founder and member of the Supervisory Board Traveler's Coffee March 2015 - present
CEO, Board Member & Co-Founder Traveler's Coffee January 2004 - March 2015
General Director & Co-Founder Traveler's Coffee August 1997 - December 2003
Project Director New York Pizza May 1995 - June 2000
Co-Founder/Music Manager Tara-Browne & Barnes Management January 1991 - June 1994
A wide range of jobs and roles in many companies... Burger King, Sony, KFC, East West Plastics, Safeway, Tara Deck and Fences and many more May 1982 - June 1994
Founder/Artist Manager CMTB Management January 1988 - January 1991


San Francisco State University Majored in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts and Minored in Philosophy and Religion 1989 - 1992
Santa Rosa Junior College Film/Cinema/Video Studies 1985 - 1989
Analy High School 1982 - 1985

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Music
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Teacher training

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Negotiation • Coffee • Business planning • Business Strategy • Marketing Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Shahla Ali
They're my friends  •  Associate Professor & Deputy Head, Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong and Neutral/Advisor, Resolve Consulting. Stanford grad.
Chris has lead and developed a highly successful coffee business in a very challenging Russian market. He provided training opportunities, ... development and a high sense of quality that has had ripple effects throughout the region.
Alexey Nechaev
They're my advisor  •  Chairman of the Board, Traveler's Coffee and Managing Director, NORT Group.
Christopher is a successful entrepreneur, full of drive and energy, who was able to build a large and successful coffee business in Russia d ... uring one of the more difficult periods. He was able to find common ground with a diverse range of personalities, build an operationally successful company, attract investors and expand it, while never losing the passion for his business. With this amount of energy and drive, I am sure Chris will be an asset to any entrepreneurial team.
Alexander Garankov
We worked together  •  Previously Director of marketing and e-commerce, Traveler's Coffee. Previously Co-Founder, Executive Director,
He has a big experience with a building national company in such risk country as Russia
Ed Bauman
We worked together  •  President: Board of Directors, Palm Drive Health Care Foundation and contributor, Edible Front Range magazine.
Chris would be an excellent advisor. He is knowlegeable on a wide variety of business development subjects and operations. He is a very effe ... ctive communicator, who is in touch with current and future trends. I give him my unqualified endorsement for advising others on how to grow and sustain a business.
Tracy Allen
We worked together  •  CEO, Founder, Brewed Behavior. Previously Vice President, Specialty Coffee Association of America.
His history of success.