Investor Relations


The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated strives to establish policies and procedures that adhere to strong corporate governance standards. Both the Board of Directors and management are committed to ethical business practices and believe that good corporate governance is important to ensure that the Company is managed for the long-term benefit of its shareholders. We operate with the highest standards of principle and integrity, and are committed to excellence in all that we do.

This section is intended to provide you with an overview of our corporate governance policies and procedures. In addition to the information on this website, we refer you to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Proxy Statement filed on Form DEF 14A on April 25, 2017 for our Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was held on June 8, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in and support of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated.

Governance Documents
Download DocumentationCorporate Governance Guidelines
Download DocumentationBylaws
Download DocumentationCode of Ethics for Executive Officers, Senior Financial Officers and Directors
Download DocumentationCode of Ethics and Code of Business Conduct
Download DocumentationPolicy on Lead Director
Committee Charters
Download DocumentationAudit Committee Charter
Download DocumentationCompensation Committee Charter
Download DocumentationCorporate Governance and Nominating Committee Charter
Download DocumentationEquity Grant Procedures
Download DocumentationPolicy on Reimbursement of Incentive Payments
Download DocumentationPolicies and Procedures Regarding Board of Directors Candidates
Download DocumentationSuccession Planning Policy Statement
Download DocumentationDirector and Executive Officer Stock Ownership Guidelines
Download DocumentationDirector Education Policy
Download DocumentationEqual Employment Policy


David Overton
Chairman of the Board & CEO,
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

Jerome I. Kransdorf
President Emeritus,
JaK Direct

  • Lead Director
  • Compensation Committee
  • Governance Committee Chair
  • Audit Committee

Alexander L. Cappello
Chairman & CEO,
Cappello Global, LLC

  • Audit Committee
  • Compensation Committee Chair

David B. Pittaway
Senior Managing Director, Senior Vice President and Secretary,
Castle Harlan, Inc.

  • Audit Committee Chair

Herbert Simon
Chairman Emeritus,
Simon Property Group, Inc.

  • Compensation Committee
  • Governance Committee

Laurence B. Mindel
Managing Partner,
Poggio Trattoria

  • Compensation Committee
  • Governance Committee

Edie Ames
The Counter® and BUILT® Custom Burgers

  • Governance Committee