Management Team

  • 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, ...
  • John R. Hartung
    Chief Financial Officer
    John R. Hartung
    Chief Financial Officer
    John R. (Jack) Hartung is Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hartung joined Chipotle in 2002 after spending 18 years at McDonald's where he held a variety of management positions, most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ...
  • Chris Brandt
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Chris Brandt
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Chris Brandt joined Chipotle as Chief Marketing Officer in April 2018. Prior to joining Chipotle, Mr. Brandt was Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. from May 2016 through December 2017. Mr. Brandt wa...
  • Curt Garner
    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    Curt Garner
    Chief Digital and Information Officer
    Curt Garner was appointed Chief Digital and Information Officer in March 2017. Mr. Garner joined Chipotle in November 2015 as Chief Information Officer, and prior to that had worked for Starbucks Corp. for 17 years, most recently servin...
  • Scott Boatwright
    Chief Restaurant Officer
    Scott Boatwright
    Chief Restaurant Officer
    Scott Boatwright was appointed Chief Restaurant Officer in May 2017, and shortly thereafter assumed direct accountability for all restaurant operations. Prior to Chipotle, Mr. Boatwright spent 18 years with Arby’s Restaurant Group in var...
  • Marissa Andrada
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Marissa Andrada
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Marissa Andrada joined Chipotle as Chief Human Resources Officer in April 2018. Prior to joining Chipotle, Ms. Andrada was Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer at Kate Spade & Company from July...