Biography

Michael J. Hislop

Michael J. Hislop, Director

Mike Hislop has been a member of our Board since October 2011. Mike served as Chief Executive Officer of Corner Bakery, a national bakery cafe chain, from February 2006 to October 2015 and Chief Executive Officer of Il Fornaio, an Italian fine dining chain, from 2001 to 2015. Mike has been the Chairman of both Corner Bakery and Il Fornaio since 2001. Mike was previously President and Chief Operating Office of Il Fornaio from 1995 to 2001. Prior to Il Fornaio, Mike was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Chevys Mexican Restaurants, where he built the company’s infrastructure in preparation for taking it public. He has also served in a number of operating positions at El Torito Mexican Restaurants and T.G.I. Friday’s. In 2010, Mike was recognized by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association with the Silver Plate award, which pays tribute to the most outstanding and innovative talents in foodservice operations, and in 2013, he received Nation’s Restaurant News’ Golden Chain Award, an honor bestowed on those representing the very best that the restaurant industry has to offer.