Jon is currently vice president and CFO and member of the board of directors of Chuy’s Holdings, a full-service restaurant brand, known for its generous portions of made-from-scratch, flavorful Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired dishes in an upbeat, funky, eclectic, somewhat irreverent atmosphere. The company opened its first restaurant in Austin, Texas in 1982 and has grown its restaurant base to over 100 restaurants across more than 19 states. Jon leads the company’s financial functions including, accounting, finance, risk management, corporate tax, treasury, planning, and information technology. Jon was instrumental in helping the Company complete its successful IPO in 2012, and the company has more than tripled its store base since that time.
Jon began his association with the restaurant industry in 1989 working for Ernst & Young for over 10 years, providing consulting and advisory services for several restaurant concepts. Jon subsequently joined Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. as its Controller in 2000 and was promoted to chief accounting officer in 2005. Following a carve out transaction of Del Frisco restaurant group, Jon was appointed CFO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, where he served from 2006 to 2011.