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David Butler

VP, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company

David Butler is Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company.  In 2013, David launched Coca-Cola Founders, a new venturing platform designed to create seed-stage startups by opening up Coca-Cola’s assets to a global network of proven founders.  David joined Coca-Cola in 2004 as the Company’s first VP, Global Design. He established a cross-functional, systems-based approach to design, contributing to 18 quarters of positive volume and value share growth while capturing +$100M in productivity savings.  Prior to Coca-Cola, David founded, consulted Gucci, United and Caterpillar, taught systems theory and designed large-scale systems for UPS, Delta, CNN and the 1996 Olympic Games. 

He is the author of the book Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale and Agility (and How You Can Too).