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

    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 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.

  • PATRICIA FILI-KRUSHEL

    Director

    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

    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 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

    Director

    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

    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. 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)