Steve Provost is Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Chili’s® Grill & Bar. In this role, he oversees the brand’s consumer insights, culinary innovation and marketing teams.
Steve became a BrinkerHead in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand Strategy for Maggiano’s, and later that year became brand President, a role he held for eight years. During his tenure as President, Maggiano’s drove 23 consecutive quarters of sales growth, opened new, more efficient restaurants, more than doubled profitability and increased financial returns to the highest level in the brand’s history. Steve’s passion for the restaurant business and growing his teams, extensive industry knowledge and creativity led to his current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer of Chili’s in 2017.
Prior to joining Brinker, Steve served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Quizno’s Master, LLC. Steve spent most of his career working for Yum! Brands, Inc., serving in various roles such as Senior Vice President of Franchising and Vice President of Marketing for Kentucky Fried Chicken brand and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Long John Silver’s and A&W brands. Steve’s love of the restaurant industry started at a young age with his first job as a dish washer at Brown Derby Restaurant in Vermont.
Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He currently serves on the board of Make-A-Wish® North Texas and sits as president of Highland Park High School’s field hockey booster club.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, his three daughters, Emily, Elizabeth and Christina and his two grandchildren.
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