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2009 Restaurant Executive Summit
Keith Kinsey
Chief Financial Officer & 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 finance leadership positions with both Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's.

In 2009, Keith was named a 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.