Andrew Robinson

TGI Fridays

As the senior vice president, chief people and culture officer for TGI Fridays, Andrew Robinson is responsible for leading the strategy and services that support Fridays’ team members, including global recruiting, compensation and benefits, talent management, and organizational development.

Robinson has worked in human resources for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Fridays in 2010, he served as the vice president of HR for Lifetime Fitness. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president of HR for Hechinger/Builders Square and then launched into the retail space in 1998, when he worked with companies such as Gap and Limited Brands. He also spent several years in operations and served as a regional director for Blockbuster.

Robinson received his bachelor’s degree from Howard University and his MBA from the University of the District of Columbia. He is a member of SHRM and spends his time volunteering with Boys and Girls Club and Central Kitchen. In his spare time, Robinson dabbles in real estate and enjoys flipping houses.

My Sessions

How TGI Friday’s Propels Engagement to Drive Results


Engaged employees are usually more enthusiastic, motivated and emotionally attached to the work they do and the company for which they work. What’s more, engaged employees typically provide surplus value to the amount they’re compensated. But cultivating engagement among employees is a difficult challenge for human resources practitioners. Learn how TGI Friday’s assessed its employees’…


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In Ask the Experts, speakers are invited back on stage to interact with the audience in a dynamic question and answer session. Attendees are encouraged to engage with the speakers on people management topics, generate questions and share ideas.