Jason Morgan

CEO, Original ChopShop

Throughout his career, Jason has built and led successful growth companies across various industries. Currently as chief executive officer at Original ChopShop, he has increased unit count from three units to 17 units in the past five years achieving sales and operating results that are leading the fast casual sector. 

As chief financial officer of Zoës Kitchen from 2008 to 2015, Jason was instrumental in the growth of the company, increasing store count from 20 to 150 and revenues from $18mm to $223mm. In April 2014, he led Zoës Kitchen IPO—one of the most successful IPOs in the restaurant sector in the past decade.

Prior to Zoës Kitchen, he held CFO positions at a private equity-backed start-up and a gaming technology company. He also held executive positions in strategic planning, investor relations, and treasury at Gaylord Entertainment Co. and Harrah’s Entertainment. Morgan began his career at Arthur Andersen, is a certified public accountant, and received both his Bachelor’s and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University.

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