Board of Directors

  • Steve Ells
    Founder, Executive Chairman
    Steve Ells
    Founder, Executive Chairman
    Mr. Ells founded Chipotle in 1993. He was Chief Executive Officer until March 5, 2018, at which time Mr. Ells became Executive Chairman. From 2009 through 2016 Mr. Ells served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Prior to launchin...
  • Brian Niccol
    Chief Executive Officer
    Brian Niccol
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Niccol was appointed to our Board effective March 5, 2018, at the same time he became our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Niccol previously served from January 1, 2015 as Chief Executive Officer of Taco Bell, a division of Yum! Brands, ...
  • Albert S. Baldocchi
    Director
    Albert S. Baldocchi
    Director
    Mr. Baldocchi has been self-employed since 2000 as a financial consultant and strategic advisor for a variety of privately-held companies, with a specialization in multi-unit restaurant companies. His extensive involvement with restauran...
  • Paul Cappuccio
    Director
    Paul Cappuccio
    Director
    Mr. Cappuccio has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Time Warner since 2001. In this capacity, he oversees the worldwide management of Time Warner’s legal functions, collaborating with all of its operating business...
  • Neil W. Flanzraich
    Lead Director
    Neil W. Flanzraich
    Lead Director
    Neil Flanzraich has been a private investor since February 2006. He is also the Executive Chairman of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly ParinGenix, Inc.), a privately-owned biotech company. From 1998 through its sale in January 2006...
  • Robin Hickenlooper
    Director
    Robin Hickenlooper
    Director
    Mrs. Hickenlooper, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Liberty Media, has served in senior corporate development roles at Liberty since 2010. Prior to joining Liberty in 2008, she worked in the strategic planning and busine...
  • Kimbal Musk
    Director
    Kimbal Musk
    Director
    Mr. Musk is an entrepreneur and restaurateur who has founded and advised several companies and non-profits including: The Kitchen, a restaurant company with restaurants in Boulder and Denver, CO; The Kitchen Community; Zip2 Corporation (...
  • Ali Namvar
    Director
    Ali Namvar
    Director
    Mr. Namvar is a private investor, and until April 1, 2018 was an active Partner and senior member of the investment team at Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., currently Chipotle’s largest shareholder. Mr. Namvar joined Pershing Sq...
  • Matthew Paull
    Director
    Matthew Paull
    Director
    Mr. Paull was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Corp. from 2001 until he retired from that position in 2008. Before joining McDonald’s in 1993, Mr. Paull was a Partner at Ernst & Young, where he managed ...