Brinker Leadership Bios

Rick Badgley

Rick Badgley is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for Brinker International, Inc. In this role, he oversees the Team Member experience for Brinker and its brands, Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®. He leads Team Member relations, executive and organizational development, succession planning, diversity, compensation and benefits.

Prior to joining Brinker in 2016, Rick served as Vice President of Talent Management and Retail for TOMS where he was responsible for leading all aspects of talent globally, which ranged from recruiting and selection to talent and succession planning and employee experience. In addition, Rick led TOMS brick and mortar strategy, which included the construction, design, experience and operations of new stores globally. Previously to that, he served as Vice President of Global Staffing and Learning for Starbucks Corporation and Senior Vice President of Selection and Staffing for Wyndham Worldwide.

Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management and a master’s in hospitality administration from Johnson and Wales University.

In his spare time, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and two boys, Jackson and Cameron.

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