President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman
Ms. Henry is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Chairwoman of the Board. Ms. Henry has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 10, 2018 and was appointed to the Board of Directors as of that date. Prior to that she was President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2016 to August 2018. Ms. Henry served as Senior Vice President and Chief Branding Officer from August 2011 to July 2016 and from June 2007 to August 2011 served in various roles with the Company, including as Chief Business Development Officer. Prior to joining the Ruth’s Hospitality Group team, she was the Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Orlando. Ms. Henry has served on the Board of Trustees of the Culinary Institute of America since December 2017 and on the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership since June 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Kristy Chipman is a well-rounded finance leader with over 25 years of experience in best-in-class consumer and publicly-traded restaurant companies. Previously, Ms. Chipman served as Chief Financial Officer for Orangetheory Fitness, where she led the finance and accounting team of the high-growth global fitness franchise with over 1,300 studios located throughout the US and internationally. Before joining Orangetheory, she was the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Domino’s Pizza, Inc., where she developed a three-year roadmap for the finance team as well as successfully redesigned the Company’s international finance structure. Prior to Domino’s, she held various finance leadership positions at McDonald’s Corporation, most recently as a Senior Director, Corporate Controller Group. During her tenure, she was responsible for developing plan targets for income, capital and G&A, and providing analysis to top management on business strategies. Ms. Chipman received her B.A. degree in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, and her M.B.A. (with focused coursework in Marketing and Finance) from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the state of Illinois.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Mirdamadi has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer since October 2018. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Services Officer from June 2017 until October 2018. She joined Ruth’s Hospitality Group in June 2012 as Chief Information Officer. Prior to that she held various Operations and IT leadership positions at Denny’s Corporation (NASDAQ: DENN) from 2000 until 2012, including Vice President, Operations Services and Chief Information Officer.