Curt Garner is the Chief Technology Officer for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Mr. Garner joined Chipotle in November 2015 and has been instrumental in developing Chipotle’s digital platform and the integration of technology across the organization as well as ensuring data security. Mr. Garner’s leadership has secured global recognition for Chipotle’s platforms including the award-winning Chipotle app and the brand’s loyalty program, Chipotle Rewards. In 2020, Mr. Garner was named to the CIO Hall of Fame.
Prior to Chipotle, Mr. Garner worked at Starbucks Corporation for 17 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He led the brand’s global technology and engineering services and was responsible for creating and building the Starbucks app, loyalty program, website, and mobile payment. Before that, Mr. Garner was responsible for leading the development and deployment of technology for Wendy’s international division as well as the technology that supported Tim Hortons initial expansion into the U.S. marketplace.
Mr. Garner has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The Ohio State University.
2020 CIO Hall of Fame Inductee