Michael Kaplan

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Michael Kaplan oversees all legal matters for Red Robin, including risk management, compliance and corporate governance. Michael brings to Red Robin more than 20 years of professional legal experience, with a career that includes strategic legal leadership in a variety of industries including defense and aerospace, electronics manufacturing and consumer products.


Before joining Red Robin, Michael served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, as well as Chief Security Officer and Corporate Secretary, for StandardAero, a leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the aerospace industry, where he led global legal strategy, compliance and corporate governance. Prior to that, he was a partner with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P. where he focused on corporate law and served as outside general counsel to public companies. Michael’s legal career also includes serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Styling Technology Corporation, a publicly held consumer products company specializing in professional salon product brand acquisitions.


Michael earned his Law degree from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and government from the College of William & Mary. Michael and his wife, Ricki, relocated to Colorado with their three children and two dogs. Michael enjoys spending time with his family, grilling, wine and NFL football.


His favorite Red Robin burger is the Grilled Turkey burger.