David McKillips isPresident and CEO of CEC Entertainment, who owns the world's number one family entertainment venue, Chuck E. Cheese, one of the first virtual kitchen delivery-only brands, Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings and growing regional fresh-made pizza restaurant Peter Piper Pizza. Across the family of brands, there are nearly 700 restaurants around the globe. David assumed the role of CEO in January 21, 2020.
David brings more than 25 years of experience in the family entertainment, media and theme park industries. Since joining CEC, he led the company through bankruptcy and a successful financial restructuring -- in less than a year, launched Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings, positioned the company for international expansion and created a new division for global media licensing and entertainment set to take the iconic brand of Chuck E. Cheese to new dimensions.
Before joining CEC, David was President of the International Development Company for Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. McKillips served as Six Flags Senior Vice President, In-Park Services, leading the food & beverage, retail, games and procurement functions across all U.S. Six Flags parks.
Prior to joining Six Flags, he served as Vice President of Advertising & Custom Publishing Sales for DC Comics, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment and home to some of the world's most iconic brands. McKillips has also held multiple leadership roles within Sea World Entertainment and Sesame Place.
McKillips holds a B.A. degree in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia and received post-graduate certificates in Marketing and Finance from New York University.