Grants Pass, Ore. (Jan. 16, 2019) – Dutch Bros Coffee, the country’s largest privately held drive-thru coffee company, has appointed Joth Ricci president. Working alongside CEO Travis Boersma, Ricci will leverage his beverage expertise to ensure Dutch Bros is well-positioned to achieve its expansion plans, including growing to 800 locations over the next five years.
“I’ve gotten to know Joth over the years, and he is a natural complement to our team,” said Boersma. “His proven abilities in strategic planning will be invaluable as we fine-tune our systems, standards and processes for our expansion goals. We’re thrilled to welcome him into the Dutch Bros family.”
“Dutch Bros is a unique brand with a loyal following,” added Ricci. “It’s an honor to be part of the team as we look to power Dutch Bros’ growth into new markets.”
With a passion for innovation and the beverage business, Ricci joins Dutch Bros from Adelsheim Vineyard, where he was president and CEO and remains a strategic advisor and director. Previously, he was president of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, where he collaborated with TSG Consumer Partners, which has partnered with Dutch Bros since acquiring a minority stake last year. Additionally, Ricci is a director at Brew Dr. Kombucha and Ninkasi Brewing.
Ricci, who began serving as president on Jan. 7, is focused on guiding day-to-day activities and working directly with the board, TSG and management, while Boersma oversees Dutch Bros’ big picture strategy.