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.
Dave Boennighausen - Chief Financial Officer
Dave Boennighausen has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2012. Mr. Boennighausen has been with the Company since 2004, and served as our Vice President of Finance from October 2007 to March 2011, and as our Executive Vice President of Finance from April 2011 to February 2012. He began his career with May Department Stores. He received a BS in Finance and Marketing from Truman State University and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mark Mears - Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
Mark A. Mears, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Mark Mears has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since June 2015. Mr. Mears most recently held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Schlotzsky's Bakery-Café, an international fast-casual restaurant chain, where he successfully created and implemented new marketing and menu programs designed to drive comparable restaurant sales growth. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Concept Officer for Mimi's Café, a French-inspired casual dining concept, where he developed and led all aspects of the successful "French Revolution" brand re-imaging effort. Prior to taking his position at Mimi's Café, Mr. Mears also served as the Chief Marketing Officer for The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. and oversaw the brand building efforts in support of The Cheesecake Factory's sister brands Grand Lux Cafe and Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science degree in Advertising from Northwestern University.
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.
Phil Petrilli - Executive Vice President of Operations
Phil Petrilli has served as our Executive Vice President of Operations since May 2012. Prior to joining us, he worked for Chipotle Mexican Grill in multiple operations positions from June 1999 to May 2012, most recently as Regional Director—Northeast Region from 2008 to 2012, where he led a region of 268 restaurants. He received a degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago.