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Jason Morgan

Managing Partner
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Hargett Hunter Capital Partners

Morgan built his career developing and leading successful growth companies across various industries.  Morgan is the CEO of two fast casual emerging brands: Original ChopShop and bellagreen – and also is a managing partner in Hargett Hunter Capital Partners.   Morgan served as Chief Financial Officer of Zoes Kitchen from 2008 to 2015, and was instrumental in the growth of the company from 20 to 150 stores in which time revenues increased from $18 million to $223 million.  In April 2014, Morgan led Zoes Kitchen’s IPO -- one of the most successful IPOs in the restaurant sector in the past decade.  Prior to Zoes 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.


Restaurant Leadership News

The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut