Daniel Schwartz Success from Bottom to Top

Daniel Schwartz is a millennial who has worked in the fast food industry for over 5 years. He has worked his way up from an hourly position to become one of the youngest CEOs in history. Now, Daniel is on a mission to change perceptions about what it means to be a young person and overcome discrimination against millennials in the field of business. 


He is passionate about discovering ways to make people’s lives easier—whether that be through technology, food, or human resources solutions. Successful businessman Daniel Schwartz finished his schooling at Cornell University and attained a bachelor’s degree. 


The serial entrepreneur Daniel Schwartz has worked for Chipotle for 5 years, starting as an hourly employee and now as a corporate officer. He became the youngest CEO of a fast food company. Schwartz had always worked his way up through the ranks in Chipotle, and he was assigned the title by Steve Ells, the founder of Chipotle. 


In a recent interview, Daniel explained that he saw how technology was such a huge part of changing people’s lives, especially those who were millennials. When asked what led him to get into the fast food industry, Daniel Schwartz said (Fox47news): 

“I think it was because I wanted to be a CEO at some point.” He adds, “At the time (in 2011), I saw a great opportunity. I saw an industry grossly underserved. So I made my way into the industry. I started as a dishwasher at Chipotle, which is probably the best restaurant to start if you want to become a leader. Daniel Schwartz keeps on stating: “I worked my way up there and was eventually promoted to general manager of one of their restaurants.”