Steve Ells

Founder at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Steve Ells

Steve Ells

Founder at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen

RelSci Relationships

116

Number of Boards

3

Birthday

09/12/1965 - Indianapolis, IN, United States

Age

52

Number of Awards

4

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Former Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley

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Co-Founder at Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Former Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

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Chairman & Co Chief Executive Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

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President at The Land Institute

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Former Senior Vice President-Human Resources at Syntex Corporation

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Founder at Pershing Square Capital Management LP

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Co-Founder at Square Roots Urban Growers, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning & Acquisitions at McDonald's Corp.

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Steve Ells
Founder at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The University of Colorado advances the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond, educating more than 435,000 students who have become catalysts in business, arts, health and community growth. CU’s four campuses feature top-tier faculty and hands-on learning opportunities in an environment where students thrive.

Graduate

The Culinary Institute of America refines the world of gourmet chefs. It offers bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and management, as well as continuing education, conferences, travel programs, and e-learning.

Career History
Founder
1993 - Current

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. engages in the development and operation of fast-casual, fresh Mexican food restaurants throughout the U.S. It offers focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads, prepared using classic cooking methods. The company was founded by Steve Ells in 1993 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Co-Founder
2011 - Prior

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, or simply ShopHouse, is an American restaurant chain specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine. Its name derives from the shophouse, a common building type in urban Southeast Asia. The first ShopHouse opened in September 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Professional
Prior
Boards & Committees
Executive Chairman
1993 - Current

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. engages in the development and operation of fast-casual, fresh Mexican food restaurants throughout the U.S. It offers focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads, prepared using classic cooking methods. The company was founded by Steve Ells in 1993 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Director
Current

TO DEVELOP AN AGRICULTURE SYSTEM WITH THE ECOLOGICAL STABILITY OF THE PRAIRIE AND A GRAIN YIELD COMPARABLE TO THAT FROM ANNUAL CROPS.

Political Donations
$1,500
2009

Distinguished Chair of Innovation at United States Military Academy

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #39
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #4
2014
Fortune Magazine - Business Person of the Year
Rank #73
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators