John Richards was president of North American operations
for Starbucks from 1997 to 2001. He has also been CEO of Elizabeth Arden Red
Door Salons and held a variety of jobs at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
from 1987 to 1997.
Most recently he was CEO of The Joint Corp., a chain of
chiropractic outlets. Early in his career, he was chief marketing officer at
Royal Viking Line.
Blue World Voyages is a small-ship line based in Miami that plans to launch in 2018.