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Michael J. Skipworth, President & Chief Executive Officer

Michael Skipworth has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2022 and previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer since August 2021. He joined Wingstop in December 2014 and held leadership roles in finance and accounting, serving as our Chief Financial Officer until August 2021. Prior to joining Wingstop, Michael served as Vice President, Corporate Controller, at Cardinal Logistics Holdings, LLC, where he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting, serving in that role until he joined Wingstop. Previously, Michael was part of the audit and assurance practice for KPMG LLP.

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Marisa J. Carona, Senior Vice President, Chief US Franchise Operations Officer

Marisa Carona has served as our Chief US Franchise Operations Officer since July 2022. Marisa joined the company in February 2015 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer. During her time with the company, Marisa has led key areas of the business including corporate strategy, ESG, training and marketing. Prior to joining Wingstop, Marisa led strategic initiatives at 7-Eleven, with an emphasis on innovation. Marisa began her career as an engineer for Lockheed Martin where she held various operations leadership roles.

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Alex Kaleida, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Alex Kaleida has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2021. He joined Wingstop in March 2019 as Vice President, FP&A, where his responsibilities grew over time to include leading and overseeing FP&A, internal audit and investor relations. Prior to joining Wingstop, Alex served in various finance and strategic leadership positions with increasing responsibility at The Wendy’s Company from January 2014 until March 2019, where he was promoted to Senior Director, Corporate FP&A and Operations Finance. Prior to his time at The Wendy’s Company, Alex served in various positions at H.J. Heinz Company, where his responsibilities ranged from accounting to finance leadership roles across North American consumer products and food service business units as well as global strategy.

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Gerry McGrath, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Gerry McGrath has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since March 2020. Gerry brings more than 25 years of legal experience to the Wingstop team. Prior to joining Wingstop, Gerry served as General Counsel for Fogo de Chão for more than five years, and was previously a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP for 14 years where he focused on domestic and international transactions, corporate governance, and capital markets.

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Stacy Peterson, Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue & Technology Officer

Stacy Peterson has served as our Chief Revenue and Technology Officer since July 2022. Stacy originally joined Wingstop in September of 2013 and most recently served as Chief Digital and Technology Officer. During her time with Wingstop, she led a number of technology, operations and consumer experience initiatives as both our Chief Information Officer and Chief Experience Officer. In addition to Wingstop, Stacy held the role of Chief Information Officer at Service King, a Blackstone Portfolio Company, as well as technology leadership roles at Kinko’s/FedEx Office and CBRE.

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Craig Sherwood , Senior Vice President, US Development

Craig Sherwood joined Wingstop in August 2022 as Senior Vice President, US Development. Prior to joining Wingstop, Craig served as VP of US Development at Little Caesars Enterprises Inc., where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s domestic franchise development, real estate and construction. Prior to joining Little Caesars, he served as Chief Development Officer at Gold’s Gym, where he managed the franchising community and licensing programs while leading the charge of international expansion. Throughout Craig’s career he has also held numerous development roles at global franchised companies including Sonic Drive-In and Yum! Brands.

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Donnie S. Upshaw, Senior Vice President, Corporate Restaurants & Chief People Officer

Donnie Upshaw has served as Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer since December 2021 and began oversight of corporate restaurants in July 2022. He joined the team in April 2018 as Vice President of People before being promoted to Senior Vice President of People in November 2019. Before joining Wingstop, Donnie served as Vice President of HR for Credit Corp for two years, where he led initiatives that improved financial performance, fostered internal talent, and instilled a stronger focus on employee culture and overall satisfaction. Prior to joining Credit Corp, Donnie served as Director of HR and Compliance at Energy Dispatch a subsidiary of RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., where he spent 11 years.