Management Team

Management Team | Board of Directors
Steve  Ells
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Steve  Ells
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer


Steve Ells founded Chipotle in 1993. He is Chief Executive Officer and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2005, and has served as a director since 1996. Prior to launching Chipotle, Mr. Ells worked for two years at Stars restaurant in San Francisco. He is Chairman and a member of the board of directors of the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Mr. Ells graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history, and is also a 1990 Culinary Institute of America graduat... 
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 its Partner Brands Group. Mr. Hartung has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics as well as an MBA from Illinois State University.... 
Mark Crumpacker
Chief Marketing and Development Officer
Mark Crumpacker
Chief Marketing and Development Officer


Mark Crumpacker was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in January 2009 and as Chief Development Officer in October 2013. From December 2002 until December 2008 he was Creative Director for Sequence, LLC, a strategic design and marketing consulting firm he co-founded in 2002, and prior to that served as creative director and in other leadership roles for a variety of design and media companies. Mr. Crumpacker attended the University of Colorado and received his B.F.A. from the Art College of Desig... 
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 serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Garner has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The Ohio State University. He serves as a director of Aerohive Networks, Inc. (NYSE: HIVE).... 
Scott Boatwright
Chief Restaurant Officer
Scott Boatwright
Chief Restaurant Officer


Scott Boatwright joined Chipotle as Chief Restaurant Officer in May 2017, and has assumed direct accountability for all restaurant operations. Prior to Chipotle, Scott spent 18 years with Arby’s Restaurant Group in various leadership positions, including for the last six years as the Sr. Vice President of Operations, where he was responsible for the performance of over 1,700 Arby’s restaurants in numerous states. Scott holds an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State... 


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