Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> February 12, 2016

Generational Shift Leads to New Restaurant Concepts

O'Cull, Chris
Chris O’Cull is a Director and Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the company since 2012, his research coverage is focused on restaurant companies. Prior to joining KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Mr. O’Cull worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as a Research Analyst covering the restaurant industry. Previous equity research experience includes working as a Restaurant Analyst for Morgan Keegan & Company and as a Research Associate at SunTrust Equitable Securities. Mr. O’Cull also previously held positions as Vice President of Finance, Director of Marketing and Director of Strategy at O’Charley’s Inc. Mr. O’Cull graduated from the University of Kentucky with Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and finance and a major in accounting. In its May 2015 Analyst Awards, Thomson Reuters StarMine recognized Mr. O'Cull as the number three earnings estimator in the restaurant sector. In 2008, Institutional Investor named Mr. O’Cull a Best Up-and-Comer within the restaurant industry. Profile
TWST: What are the most important trends you are watching in the restaurant space right now?

Mr. O'Cull: Let me start by describing the framework we use to