Chris Laping brings more than 20 years of information technology and business transformation experience to Red Robin. As senior vice president of business transformation and chief information officer, Chris oversees the Business Transformation organization , which includes Information Technology, Learning & Development, Enterprise Project Management and Operations Services.
Prior to joining Red Robin, Chris worked at Statêra, Inc. as principal and chief information officer where he managed business consult ing engagements and directed the Internal Technology department. Before working as a consultant, Chris spent five years as a vice president and chief information officer for GMAC.
Chris has received several awards for his work in the IT industry includin g being named as a ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2004 as well as receiving three InfoWorld 100 awards.
Chris is originally from Jacksonville, Fla. He received a bachelor of science in management information systems at Florida State University an d his master of business administration at the University of Florida.
Chris is married to his wife, Kristine, and has three children. In his spare time, Chris enjoys running, biking and music. Chris' favorite Red Robin Gourmet Burger is the Burnin' Love Burger.