Chili's Leadership Bios

Mike Hudspeth

Mike Hudspeth is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Global Business Development. In this role, he oversees operations of Chili’s international restaurants and ensures alignment with Brinker-wide goals.

Prior to joining Brinker in February 2014, Mike served as Vice President of an Applebee’s franchise where he oversaw all business operations on the West Coast. During his time in this role, he was voted and awarded the “Operator of the Year” honor for two consecutive years. He also worked with AmRest Restaurants as President for Starbucks in eastern Europe.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources and an MBA from Eastern Washington University. Passionate about giving back through his church, Mike volunteers his time mentoring the youth and helping families in need. He also enjoys traveling to new countries to explore different cultures and local landmarks with his a wife, Rachel, and son, Aaron.

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