Marc Farrell is a proud Trinidadian, and the Founder and CEO of Ten To One Rum. Marc’s unique combination of deep cultural ties to Caribbean culture and intimate knowledge of the U.S. consumer market, have propelled him to help elevate the conversation around rum, and bring an inspired, award-winning product to market.
Prior to launching Ten To One Rum, Marc most recently held a number of roles at Starbucks as its youngest Vice President, leading the eCommerce business, U.S. Retail Lobby and Beverage Innovation, during his tenure. He was recruited to join the executive team after a serendipitous meeting with Howard Schultz, the company’s Founder and CEO. This followed earlier professional stints at Fidelity Equity Partners and Bain & Co. Farrell attended MIT at age 16, followed by Cambridge University and Harvard Business School.
Throughout his career, Marc has been focused on bringing unique products and experiences to life through a combination of digital and real-world channels, and continues to put this in practice in his entrepreneurial ventures today. Today he is an active angel investor and on the Board of Wheels Up (NYSE), and The Amazon BBA Advisory Council.