DALLAS – Michael Skipworth was named the new chief executive officer of Wingstop on March 13, succeeding Charlie Morrison, who resigned to take over as CEO of Gilbert, Ariz.-based Salad and Go, where he had previously served on the board of directors of the drive-thru salad chain. Wingstop said Lynn Crump-Caine, lead independent director, succeeded Morrison as chair of its board. Skipworth will also assume a seat on the board.
Skipworth has worked in multiple leadership roles since joining Wingstop in 2014, most recently as president and chief operating officer. The company said he was integral in executing Wingstop’s successful initial public offering in 2015 and has played a key role in the success of the brand.
He said working alongside Morrison for nearly eight years has allowed Wingstop to grow on a global scale and the company has plenty of momentum for more growth in the future.
“I feel confident we have the right talent and team with a clear strategy to continue delivering our unparalleled and industry-leading results,” Skipworth said. “I'm humbled and excited for this next chapter with Wingstop."
"On behalf of the board, I want to extend our sincere gratitude for Charlie's leadership and vision," Crump-Caine said. "We have much to look forward to with Michael as our CEO. He's been instrumental in elevating and scaling Wingstop across the globe and the board has incredible confidence in his ability to catapult the brand to its next level of growth and beyond."
Morrison added, "It's been an incredible 10 years and I will be forever proud of the growth and outstanding achievements of the past decade. Michael has worked closely with me as a trusted partner and colleague, and I cannot think of a better person to serve as Wingstop's president and CEO."