CMO — Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chris Brandt is the Chief Marketing Officer for Chipotle Mexican Grill, where he is responsible for all aspects of marketing, including media, digital/social, and menu innovation. He is focused on transforming Chipotle into a purpose driven lifestyle brand and making the brand more visible, more engaging, more accessible, and more culturally relevant with consumers.
Prior to Chipotle, Chris was the EVP and Chief Brand Officer (CBO) for Bloomin’ Brands where he was responsible for all Marketing activities across Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s. Prior to joining Bloomin’, Chris was the CBO for Taco Bell, where he launched Live Mas, Doritos Locos Tacos, Breakfast, and the Mobile App. Prior to Taco Bell, Chris was VP of Marketing for Odwalla and also spent eight years working at General Mills on brands including Yoplait, Nature Valley, and Cereals. Chris has a BA from UCSD and an MBA from UCLA.