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, and investor in, a variety of privately-held companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University.

  • Matt Carey

    Mr. Carey has served as the Executive Vice President of Customer Experience of The Home Depot, Inc., home improvement retailer, since April 2022, and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information of The Home Depot since September 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Carey served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at eBay Inc. He also held various positions with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., with his final role as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Carey has significant cybersecurity expertise through his current and prior positions as the chief technology officer of large retail companies.  He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Geeknet Inc. and TransUnion Corp.  Mr. Carey received an Associate of Applied Science from Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee.

  • Gregg Engles

    Mr. Engles is the founder and managing partner of Capitol Peak Partners, a capital investment company since April 2017.  Mr. Engles previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of The WhiteWave Foods Company, a food and beverage company, from October 2012 until April 2017 when it was acquired by Danone S.A. He previously served as 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.  Mr. Engles currently serves on the Board of Directors of Liberty Broadband Corporation and he previously served on the Boards of Directors of Danone S.A., GCI Liberty (until it merged into Liberty Broadband Corporation), Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc., and Dartmouth College.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics at Dartmouth College and Juris Doctorate degree in law at Yale University. 

  • PATRICIA FILI-KRUSHEL

    Director

    Ms. Fili-Krushel serves as Chair of the Board of Directors Coqual (formerly Center for Talent Innovation), a New York City–based think tank that focuses on global talent strategies, where she served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2019 until February 2021. From 2011 to 2016, she served as an executive at Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company; as Division Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group; and as Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal. Prior to that, Ms. Fili-Krushel served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Time Warner Inc., a global media and entertainment company, from 2001 to 2011; as President & CEO, WebMD Health Division, of WebMD Health Corp., from 2000 to 2001; as President, ABC Television Network, and President, ABC Daytime, Disney ABC Television Group, of The Walt Disney Company, a diversified worldwide entertainment company; and as Senior Vice President, Programming of Lifetime Entertainment Services, an entertainment and media company, from 1988 to 1992. She also serves as a director of Dollar General Corporation and Reddit, Inc. (a private company). Ms. Fili-Krushel received a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Saint John’s University, and an MBA from Fordham University.

  • Mauricio Gutierrez

    Mr. Gutierrez is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NRG Energy, Inc., a role he’s held since December 2015. Prior to that, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and several other executive roles at NRG since joining the company in 2004. Mr. Gutierrez held various positions within Dynegy's commercial and trading organization and Mexico City-based DTP Consultores. He serves on the boards of NRG Energy, Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA), Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) and Drexel University. Mr. Gutierrez has a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Panamericana, a master's degree in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines and a master's degree in petroleum economics from the French Petroleum Institute.

  • Robin Hickenlooper

    Director

    Ms. Hickenlooper is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Liberty Media Corporation, an owner of media, communications and entertainment businesses, and has served in senior corporate development roles at Liberty Media and its affiliates since 2010. Prior to joining Liberty Media in 2008, Ms. Hickenlooper worked at Del Monte Foods and in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners. Ms. Hickenlooper currently serves on the board of directors of Sirius XM Holdings Inc., and she previously served on the board of directors of FTD Companies, Inc. She earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University.

  • Scott Maw

    Lead Independent Director

    Mr. Maw served as a Managing Director at WestRiver Group, a private equity investment firm, from August 2019 to August 2020 and as a Senior Advisor from August 2020 until February 2021. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Starbucks Corporation, a global roaster and retailer of specialty coffee, from 2014 until his retirement at the end of 2018. He also was Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance at Starbucks from 2012 to 2013, and Senior Vice President and Global Controller from 2011 to 2012. From 2010 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President and CFO of SeaBright Holdings, Inc., a specialty workers’ compensation insurer. From 2008 to 2010, he was Senior Vice President and CFO of the Consumer Bank at JP Morgan Chase & Company. Prior to this, Mr. Maw held leadership positions in finance at Washington Mutual, Inc. from 2003 to 2008, and GE Capital from 1994 to 2003. Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Maw worked in KPMG’s audit practice from 1990 to 1994. He currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of Avista Corporation, Alcon Inc., and Root, Inc. and serves on the Board of Trustees of Gonzaga University. Mr. Maw holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Gonzaga University.

  • Brian Niccol

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Niccol has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a director since March 2018 and in the additional role as Chairman of the Board since March 2020. From 2015 to early 2018 Mr. Niccol served as Chief Executive Officer of Taco Bell, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc., a global restaurant company. 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 currently serves on the board of directors of KB Home, one of the largest homebuilders in the U.S., and Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, Chipotle’s nonprofit organization. He previously served on the board of Harley-Davidson. Mr. Niccol holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

  • Mary Winston

    Ms. 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 from May 2019 to November 2019, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Family Dollar Stores, a leading discount retailer, from 2012 until it was acquired by Dollar Tree in 2015.  Prior to that, Ms. Winston served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Giant Eagle, Inc., a supermarket chain from 2008 to 2012, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Scholastic Corporation, a global children’s publishing, education and media company from 2004 to 2007. Ms. Winston currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Acuity Brands, Inc., Dover Corporation and TD Bank Group. Ms. Winston previously served on Board of Directors of Domtar Corporation, Plexus Corporation and Supervalu Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Toronto-Dominion Bank’s U.S. subsidiary.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA in Finance, Marketing and International Business from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School, and is a CPA, as well as a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.