Jack Hartung '79. MBA '80
Chief Financial Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill
Jack Hartung joined Chipotle as Chief Financial Officer in 2002, when Chipotle was a privately-held company with fewer than 200 restaurants. Chipotle became a public company with its highly successful initial public offering in 2006, and now has more than 1,700 restaurants, all company owned, and a market capitalization of nearly $20 billion. Chipotle is changing the way people think about and eat fast food, by serving food made from sustainably raised ingredients, and by developing a high performing people culture where nearly all managers are promoted from crew.
In his current position, Jack oversees all aspects of Chipotle’s finance department, including financial and strategic planning, financial reporting, investor relations, tax and business strategy. Jack also oversees IT and Safety, Security and Risk.
Prior to Chipotle, Jack worked at McDonalds for 18 years in various capacities, most recently as Chief Financial Officer for The Partner Brands group. He also worked for Coopers and Lybrand for four years. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, both from Illinois State University. He earned his CPA and CMA shortly after graduating from Illinois State University. In 2007, Jack was inducted into the Illinois State University College of Business Hall of Fame. Additionally, Hartung was the recipient of the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award that is presented to Illinois State alumni whose achievements in their field or avocation have received favorable statewide, national, or international recognition; who have received honors from associations or employers; or whose work has proven beneficial to a pronounced segment of society.