The Chicken Salad Chick Family
Learn More about Our Team Members
The unique guest experience you’ll find at Chicken Salad Chick doesn’t happen on its own. We’ve put together a team of amazingly talented individuals who care about spreading joy, enriching lives, and serving others. When you come into a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant, you can be sure that our Chick Family has put a lot of thought and attention into every detail—from the choices on the menu to the layout of our stores to our rewarding Craving Credits app. Click through to learn more about our leaders.
Stacy Brown The Original Chick,
Co-Founder See BioStacy Brown The Original Chick,
Stacy Brown founded Chicken Salad Chick in her very own kitchen, earning her the title of The Original Chick. After the stay-at-home mother of three set out on a quest to find the perfect chicken salad recipe and realized that everyone has a different idea of what that is, she and her computer software salesman husband, Kevin, turned this concept into the first and only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant franchise in the country. To honor and thank the ladies in her life who helped her along the way, Stacy named her distinctive chicken salad flavors after them. Top Chick: “I love all of our Chicks, but my favorite flavor is Cranberry Kelli. And I just can’t get enough of our Dillicious Diva when it’s our seasonal special during the summer!”
Scott Deviney President and CEO See BioScott Deviney President and CEO
Scott Deviney serves as the president and CEO of Chicken Salad Chick. Prior to joining the Chick Family, Scott honed his franchise experience owning 25 Wendy’s franchises in Atlanta. Before that, he built an impressive track record of success as a director and SVP of retail and franchise industry management at SunTrust Bank. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Top Chick: “My go-to is Buffy (aka Buffalo Barclay), but all of the spicy Chicks—Kickin’ Kay Lynn, Spicy Pimento, and our seasonal Jamaica’me Jenny—make my hit list!”
David Ostrander CFO See BioDavid Ostrander CFO
Our CFO, David Ostrander, boasts a proven track record as a financial executive. His extensive experience includes mergers and acquisitions, controllership, and driving sales and margin growth. Since joining Chicken Salad Chick in 2016, David has successfully balanced analytics and strategic planning to exceed our goals. Before he joined the Chick Family, David served as CFO for Chateau Elan Hotels & Resorts, as an executive at GE, and as an analyst at Merrill Lynch. Top Chick: Olivia’s Old South. David may have been raised in Upstate New York, but he fits right in with Olivia’s Old South.
Jim Thompson Vice President, Operations See BioJim Thompson Vice President, Operations
As VP of Operations for Chicken Salad Chick, Jim Thompson, CFE, built our operations, training, and management systems from the ground up, making him a vital part of our growth from six stores to more than 80. Jim has implemented food safety and guest satisfaction audits from third-party vendors for maximum objectivity. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and, for more than 25 years, he has focused on improving organization performance with a solution-driven leadership style. Top Chick: Cranberry Kelli. But when you meet Jim, don’t be surprised if he talks about our Grape Salad first!
Paul Grilli Vice President, Company Operations See BioPaul Grilli Vice President, Company Operations
Paul currently leads the operations and growth of our company owned stores, serving as our VP of Company Operations. He is an experienced and seasoned restaurant industry professional. Prior to joining the Chick family he led a 43-location restaurant franchise based out of Texas, and before that served as a Director with Schlotzsky’s/Focus Brands. Paul grew up in Ohio, but his years in Austin, Texas made the southeast his new home base. He loves baseball and even spent time as a batboy for the Cleveland Indians as a kid. Paul’s Top Chicks: ‘Kickin’ Kay Lynn, in part for the flavor; mostly because Kay Lynne is an amazing lady! A very close second is Lauryn’s Lemon Basil.’
Tom Carr Vice President, Marketing See BioTom Carr Vice President, Marketing
Tom Carr is the VP of Marketing for Chicken Salad Chick. He has brought to the Chick Family nearly 30 years of experience as a strategic, creative, and innovative marketing executive across a diverse range of industries. This includes entertainment, apparel, restaurants, consumer products, and media. He was twice named “marketer of the year” within the cable television industry. Tom hails from New Orleans, a city whose culture he credits for his unique take on brand storytelling. Top Chick: Jalapeno Holly. “It’s got the most heat. And so good when paired with the cool Fruity Fran, Grape Salad, or Fresh Fruit. I have it every day!”
Terry A. McKee Vice President, Real Estate and Store Development See BioTerry A. McKee Vice President, Real Estate and Store Development
Terry McKee currently leads the growth of Chicken Salad Chick throughout the Southeast and Texas as our VP of Real Estate and Store Development. He is a seasoned corporate real estate executive with extensive experience in national and regional real estate strategies, site selection, contract and lease negotiations, site acquisition, and new store development. Before joining the Chick Family, Terry led the development team at AutoZone for 13 years, successfully opening 150 stores per year. Top Chick: Classic Carol. Terry is all about the classics. Classic Blues. Classic jeans. Classic chicken salad.
Ryles Dodd Vice President, Information Technology See BioRyles Dodd Vice President, Information Technology
Ryles Dodd serves as the VP of Information Technology for Chicken Salad Chick, leading the strategic alignment of technology to support and grow our business and guest experience. Prior to joining us, Ryles held various leadership and executive roles at companies including Arby’s, Longhorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille. Ryles grew up in Macon, GA, and is a GA Tech grad. He and his wife Laura have three kids and call Woodstock, GA, their home. And when he’s not at work he’s spending time outdoors either boating, camping or fishing. So he’s a southern gentleman to the core. “My Top Chick Flavor: Olivia’s Old South. It’s the chicken salad I grew up with in the deep south.”