Papa John’s got a new CEO, Steve Ritchie. Ritchie has been in the company for 22 years working his way gradually from the lowest position in the company until now he has become the CEO. He joined the company in 1996. He got promoted into the job in 2018. Ritchie went to Seneca high school and lives in Hike point, Louisville. His first position in the company was as a customer service representative. He grew and in 2006, he became a franchise owner in Papa Johns. He got promoted to the company’s chief operating officer in 2014.
Some of the roles he has held in papa johns are as an area supervisor, general manager, delivery driver, director of operations and vice president. Majority of his career has been in Papa John’s. He got his values of dedication and hard work while working at a local pizzeria that he bought in his home town, Louisville. He used to work 14 hours a day and seven days a week. It is also from the local pizzeria that he understood how the pizza business works.
Louisville business first listed him as the forty under forty in 2013. His plans for the future are to have over 100 franchise units. He also aspires to work on the board of directors of Fortune 500 companies by the year 2025. As Papa John’s CEO, he will focus on the team’s members and the ingredients used in making high-quality pizzas. The expectation for his position is to lead the firm’s global development and create brand awareness.
Papa John’s will embark on new strategies like making products accessible from all groups and implement technological advances. The pizza company will also expand into the Bahamas. It will also introduce instant order option on Facebook. Steve Ritchie will be in charge of all the advances that Papa Johns is set to work on in future. Papa John’s is rated as the number one pizza company by the American customer satisfaction index (ACSI). It has held the position for 16 years, and it has been in the industry for 18 years.
Find out more about Steve Ritchie: http://stevemritchie.com/