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Chuy's Holdings Inc (CHUY.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Zapp

63 2017 Chairman of the Board

Steven Hislop

56 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jon Howie

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Sharon Russell

60 2011 Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary

Michael Hatcher

55 2009 Vice President - Real Estate and Development

Randall DeWitt

2016 Independent Director

Starlette Johnson

53 2012 Independent Director

Saed Mohseni

53 2012 Independent Director

Ira Zecher

64 2011 Independent Director

Fitzhugh Taylor

IR Contact

Biographies

Name Description

John Zapp

Mr. John A. Zapp is Chairman of the Board of Chuy's Holdings Inc. John has also been a restaurant owner and operator since 1976.

Steven Hislop

Mr. Steven J. Hislop is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Chuy's Holdings Inc, since July 2007. From July 2006 through June 2007, Steve was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam Seltzer Steak House. Prior to that, Steve served as the Concept President and a member of the board of directors of O’Charley’s Restaurants for 18 years, where he helped grow the business from 12 restaurants to a multi-concept company with 347 restaurants. Steve currently serves on the board of directors of Not Your Average Joe's, Inc. and Silver Diner, Inc., which are privately held companies. We have concluded that Steve should serve on our board based upon his operational expertise, knowledge of the restaurant industry and leadership experience.

Jon Howie

Mr. Jon W. Howie is the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Chuy's Holdings Inc. From March 2007 to July 2011, Jon served as the Chief Financial Officer of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, LLC. Prior to that, he served for five years as Controller and was then promoted to Chief Accounting Officer of the Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. Jon is a certified public accountant and prior to joining Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. was employed as an audit senior manager with Grant Thornton, LLP for one year and served at Ernst & Young LLP for 10 years where he held various audit positions, including audit senior manager. At Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young, he served as an accounting and business advisor to both private and public companies and advised a number of these companies in conjunction with their initial and secondary public offerings.

Sharon Russell

Ms. Sharon A. Russell is the Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary of Chuy's Holdings Inc. Prior to becoming our Chief Administrative Officer, she supervised our accounting department from 1987 to 2006 and served as our Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to August 2011.

Michael Hatcher

Mr. Michael C. Hatcher is Vice President - Real Estate and Development of Chuy's Holdings Inc. Michael joined Chuy’s as a restaurant manager in 1987 and was promoted to General Manager from 1989 to 2002. He was Director of Purchasing and Real Estate from 2002 to 2009.

Randall DeWitt

Mr. Randall M. DeWitt serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. DeWitt is a well-known executive with 22 years of restaurant experience. Mr. DeWitt is the founder and chief executive officer of Front Burner Restaurants. Front Burner currently has five different concepts and is known for developing innovative restaurant concepts that span the fast casual, casual and upscale casual dining segments. Front Burner operates Whiskey Cake, Velvet Taco, Sixty Vines, Mexican Sugar, and The Ranch at Las Colinas. Prior to founding Front Burner, Mr. DeWitt worked for ten years in commercial real estate development and sales.

Starlette Johnson

Ms. Starlette B. Johnson is an Independent Director of Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. Since October 2015, Starlette has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Twin Restaurant Holdings, the parent company of the Twin Peaks restaurant chain. Beginning in March 2016, Starlette has also served as a member of the board of directors and audit committee for Bojangles', Inc. Starlette previously had been an independent consultant for companies in the restaurant and hospitality industries from January 2015 to October 2015. Additionally, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as a Director, of Dave & Buster’s, Inc. from 2007 to 2010. Starlette joined Dave & Buster’s as Chief Strategic Officer in 2006. Prior to joining Dave & Buster’s, Starlette worked at Brinker International, where she held positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer. Starlette previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for Tuesday Morning, Inc. from 2008 to 2013, during which time she served on the audit committee and the nominating/governance Committee. Starlette received a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from Duke University.

Saed Mohseni

Mr. Saed Mohseni is Independent Director of Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. Mr. Saed has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and board member of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. since January 2016. Saed has more than 30 years of management experience in the restaurant industry. Prior to joining Bob Evans, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc., the parent company of BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, Bon Vie Bistro, and BRIO Tuscan Grille restaurant chains, from 2007 to 2015. He assumed the additional role of President in 2009 and led the company through the IPO process in 2010. Additionally, Saed served as a Director of Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2015. Prior to joining Bravo Brio, Saed worked at McCormick & Schmick for 21 years, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as a Director from 2004 to 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2007 and led the company through the IPO process in 2004. Saed attended Portland State University and Oregon State University. We have concluded that Saed should serve on our board based upon his experience as an executive and board member and his knowledge of the restaurant industry.

Ira Zecher

Mr. Ira L. Zecher is an Independent Director of Chuy's Holdings Inc. Ira Zecher has served as a member of our board since June 2011. Mr. Zecher is a managing member of ILZ, LLC, and has served as a director, audit committee chairman and nominating and corporate governance committee member of the board for The Habit Restaurants, Inc. since August 2014. He previously served as a director, audit committee chairman and compensation committee member of the board of Norcraft Companies, Inc. from October 2013 to May 2015. Prior to joining the Chuy’s board, Mr. Zecher was with Ernst & Young LLP, a registered public accounting firm, for over 36 years until his retirement as a partner in 2010. From 1986 to 2010, he served as a senior transaction advisory services partner and Far East private equity leader for Ernst & Young, where he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of industries. Prior to joining the transaction advisory services group, Ira provided accounting, audit and business-advisory services to both public and private clients. He received his Bachelor's degree from Queens College of the City of New York. He is also a certified public accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also completed the Executive Program of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. From 2010 to 2013, he taught in the Graduate Accounting program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. We have concluded that Ira should serve on our board based upon his extensive professional accounting and financial expertise, which allow him to provide key contributions to the Board on financial, accounting, corporate governance and strategic matters.

Fitzhugh Taylor

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