Chief Marketing Officer, Bloomin Brands
Chris Brandt is the EVP and Chief Brand Officer (CBO) for Bloomin’ Brandswhere he is responsible for all aspects of marketing across Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s. Chris is focused on building lifestyle brands, creating an innovation culture, and developing effective advertising and “Eatertainment” programs. Prior to joining Bloomin’, Chris was the CBO for Taco Bell, where he launched Live Mas, Doritos Locos Tacos, Breakfast, and the Mobile App. Prior to Taco Bell, Chris was VP of Marketing for Odwalla and spent eight years working at General Mills on brands including Yoplait, Nature Valley, and Cereals. Chris has a BA from UCSD and an MBA from UCLA.