Biography at a Glance
Kevin Reddy, chairman and CEO of Noodles & Company, joined the highly successful, fast-casual concept in 2005 after serving in leadership roles with both McDonald’s and Chipotle Mexican Grill. During his tenure at Noodles, the company more than doubled in size and, today, Reddy provides leadership for hundreds of restaurants across the United States. He’s active in the community and serves, and has served, on various nonprofit and for-profit boards of directors. Reddy began his career with McDonald’s in 1983 as a regional controller, and moved into leadership positions in domestic field management, international staff management and home office operations. While at Chipotle from 1998 to 2005, Kevin served as chief operating officer, chief operations officer and a restaurant support officer. Reddy’s career has been recognized most recently by being named a 2010 Ernst & Young Rocky Mountain Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner and receiving Nation’s Restaurant News’ Golden Chain Award. Reddy received is bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.