Michael Rawlings
Michael Rawlings is a founding partner of CIC, its current Vice-Chairman, and has been with the Firm since its inception in 2004. From 2011 to 2019 Mike was also the Mayor of the City of Dallas, the ninth largest city in the U.S., when it saw more growth than any time in its history. Early in his career from 1997 to 2003, Mike was President of Pizza Hut, leading the brand to record growth as well. Prior to joining Pizza Hut, he was CEO of Tracy Locke, the largest marketing communications agency in the Southwest, whose clients have included Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Tabasco, and American Airlines. Mike currently serves as a director of Willie's Grill & Icehouse.

He is the former Chairman and CEO of Legends Hospitality Management, a former director of OmniSYS, Buffet Partners, Quiznos, and SignStorey. More recently, Mike previously served as the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Board President, Dallas' Homeless Czar and Chairman for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau and has been recognized with many national awards. Mike is a graduate of Boston College.

Industry Focus:
Restaurant & Retail

Current Board Positions:
Willie's Grill & Icehouse, Director
Tiff’s Treats, Observer

Boston College, B.A.