Kevin Reddy - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Reddy began his impressive 25+ year career in the restaurant industry as a cook at McDonald's as a young teen and now runs one of the most successful fast casual concepts in the country. He joined Noodles & Company as president in April 2005, was named CEO in May 2006 and chairman in May 2008. He provides leadership for more than 380 company and franchise owned restaurants in 29 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, he serves and has served on various nonprofit and for-profit boards of directors.

Kevin is passionate about creating a "genuine" experience by serving fresh and wholesome food, and building strong personal relationships with guests and communities. Kevin's vision is evident in the experience being delivered in each Noodles & Company restaurant every day. His high standards and expectations of strategic thinking, aligned with disciplined execution, are critical to successful growth in any economic environment.

Prior to joining Noodles & Company, Kevin was Chipotle Mexican Grill's chief operating officer, chief operations officer and restaurant support officer. He was the company's first hire when it had just 13 locations in one major market after McDonald's purchased a majority stake in 1998. Kevin was instrumental in designing and building the infrastructure and culture to propel Chipotle to 420 units in 22 states in just seven years.

Kevin began his professional career with McDonald's in 1983 where he began as regional controller and moved into positions of escalating responsibility, including domestic field management, international staff management and home office operations positions. While at McDonald's, he gained significant experience in company and franchise operations, and other critical disciplines including real estate, marketing and finance. All of which aided his successful leadership role as senior regional manager responsible for more than 310 restaurants representing more than $420 million in sales.

Kevin's distinguished career achievements include being named Restaurant Business Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009, Ernst & Young's Rocky Mountain Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010 and included on the Nation's Restaurant News 2010 "Top 10 to Watch" list as well as their 2014 Builders List, created to feature people who are taking restaurant brands to the next level.

Under his direction, Noodles & Company has been the recipient of several notable awards including the Nation's Restaurant News Menu Masters Award for best menu extension as well as a Golden Chain Award winner. The company was named a top family friendly restaurant by Parents Magazine and one of America's healthiest fast-food restaurants by Health magazine. In 2008, ColoradoBiz magazine named Noodles & Company a Top Company of the Year and for several years running, the company has been included on Inc. Magazine's prestigious Inc. 5000 list.
Keith Kinsey - President & Chief Operating Officer
Keith Kinsey is a seasoned restaurant executive with more than 30 years of domestic and international operations, financial and executive experience. Keith joined Noodles & Company in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer and in 2007 also was named Chief Operating Officer for the company. In addition, he serves on Noodles & Company's board of directors. Keith is charged with managing the company's finances and business model, and is instrumental in financing growth and supporting the delivery of exceptional financial results. As COO, Keith is responsible for aligning the field organization with the growth of Noodles & Company through strategically opening new restaurants in proven, developing and new markets.

Keith most recently hails from Chipotle, where he served in an operations leadership role. While there, he was instrumental in growing the company to more than 400 units and was directly responsible for building the west coast region from three to 70 units. Prior to that, Keith served as president and COO for Big Sky Bread, and CFO and COO for Checker's Restaurants. In addition, Keith has held leadership positions in finance and operations with Kentucky Fried Chicken and in finance with McDonald's, both domestically and internationally.

In 2009, Keith was named CFO of the Year by the Denver Business Journal in the large private company category. He received his bachelor's of science degree in accounting and CPA from the University of Illinois.
Paul Strasen - Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Paul Strasen joined Noodles & Company in 2008 and oversees the company's legal department and strategies, including developing and negotiating real estate leases and contracts, negotiating and drafting vendor contracts, handling employment-related legal issues, providing business legal advice, and managing the company's securities transactions, franchise contracts and compliance, intellectual property and corporate governance needs.

Paul's previous restaurant industry experience includes serving as general counsel for Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp., and then as general counsel of Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. Prior to that, Paul was a partner at a law firm for 14 years handling primarily corporate transactions and tax matters. He is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School.