Board of Directors

The following members make up the Chipotle Board of Directors.  Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.

  • Albert S. Baldocchi


    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 restaurant companies over a period of 17 years has given Mr. Baldocchi an in-depth knowledge of restaurant company finance, operations and strategy. He also has considerable experience with high-growth companies in the restaurant industry and in other industries, and his experience as a senior investment banker at a number of prominent institutions, including Morgan Stanley, Solomon Brothers and Montgomery Securities has helped him develop tremendous capabilities in accounting and finance as well. Mr. Baldocchi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • Gregg Engles

    Gregg Engles is the founder and managing partner of Capitol Peak Partners, a capital investment company since April 2017. Gregg previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of The WhiteWave Foods Company from October 2012 until April 2017, when it was acquired by Danone S.A. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company and former parent company of WhiteWave, from April 1996 until WhiteWave’s initial public offering in October 2012. Gregg serves on the Boards of Directors of Danone S.A. and GCI Liberty. 



    Patricia Fili-Krushel is Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Talent Innovation, a New York City–based think tank that focuses on global talent strategies.  Prior to joining the Center for Talent Innovation, she served as an executive at Comcast Corporation; as Division Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group; and as Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal. Patricia has also held executive leadership roles with Time Warner Inc., WebMD Health Corp., and ABC Television Network. Additionally, Patricia is a member of the board of directors of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG). Patricia attended St. John's University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned her MBA from Fordham University. Patricia’s expertise is in managing global businesses, developing business strategy, talent management and creating organizational cultures. 

  • 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 to TEVA Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd., he served as Vice Chairman and President of IVAX Corporation, an international pharmaceutical company. From 1995 to 1998, Neil served as Chairman of the Life Sciences Legal Practice Group of Heller Ehrman LLP, a law firm, and from 1981 to 1994, served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel and member of the Operating and Executive Committees of Syntex Corporation, an international pharmaceutical company.

    Neil’s executive experience has helped him develop outstanding skills in leading and managing strong teams of employees, and in oversight of the growth and financing of businesses in a rapidly-evolving market. His legal background also is valuable to us in the risk management area, and Neil brings to us extensive experience serving as an independent director of other public and privately-held companies. He is a director of Equity One Inc. (NYSE:EQY). Neil was a director of BELLUS Health Inc. until May 2012, a director of Continucare Corporation until October 2011, and a director of Javelin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until July 2010.

    Neil received an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

  • Robin Hickenlooper


    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 business development group at Del Monte Foods and in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. Mrs. Hickenlooper holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University. Mrs. Hickenlooper brings to the board significant corporate development, governance, and financial expertise.

  • Scott Maw


    Scott Maw served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Starbucks Corporation before retiring in late 2018. Prior to joining Starbucks, Scott served as SVP and CFO of SeaBright Holdings, Inc., a specialty workers’ compensation insurer and held executive leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase & Company, Washington Mutual and GE Capital. Since 2016, Scott has been a member of the board of directors of Avista Corporation (NYSE: AVA). Scott brings expert knowledge in finance, accounting, risk management and public corporate governance and has extensive experience leading global teams

  • Ali Namvar


    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. Prior to joining Pershing Square in 2006, Mr. Namvar held positions at Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Namvar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has significant experience with investments in the restaurant industry as well as the overall consumer goods sector, and also brings to the Board a deep knowledge of finance, strategic transactions and investor relations.

  • Brian Niccol

    Chairman and 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, Inc. He joined Taco Bell in 2011 as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer and served as President from 2013 to 2014. Prior to his service at Taco Bell, from 2005 to 2011 he served in various executive positions at Pizza Hut, another division of Yum! Brands, including General Manager and Chief Marketing Officer. Before joining Yum! Brands, Mr. Niccol spent 10 years at Procter & Gamble Co., serving in various brand management positions. Mr. Niccol holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves as a director of Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG)

  • Mary Winston

    Mary Winston is the Founder and President of WinsCo Enterprises, Inc., a consulting firm providing financial and board governance advisory services since 2016. She served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond in 2019, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Family Dollar Stores, from 2012 until it was acquired by Dollar Tree in 2015.  Prior to that, Mary was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Giant Eagle, a supermarket chain from 2008 to 2012, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scholastic Corporation from 2004 to 2007. Mary currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Acuity Brands, Inc., Domtar Corporation, Dover Corporation, and Bed Bath & Beyond.