Chief People Officer
Chipotle Mexican Grill
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Marissa joined Chipotle Mexican Grill in April 2018. As the first Chief People Officer for Chipotle, Marissa has brought the brand’s purpose, To Cultivate a Better World, to life through its people. Marissa’s initiatives and passion points include driving a diversity strategy across all levels of the company and fostering a culture of well-being to inspire mutual learning, development and career growth. Marissa has been instrumental in redefining Chipotle’s benefits, launching a new tuition assistance program including the option to earn a Debt Free College Degree, access to mental healthcare and a quarterly bonus option open to Chipotle’s 83,000+ Chipotle employees. Prior to joining Chipotle, Marissa was Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Chief Resources Officer at Kate Spade & Company and Senior Vice President of Partner Resources for Starbucks Coffee Company. Prior to Starbucks, she served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at GameStop Corporation and Head of Human Resources at Red Bull North America. Marissa has an MBA from Pepperdine University and completed her undergraduate education at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Marissa currently sits on and is a founding member of the CNBC Workforce Executive Council.