Steve Ritchie, a pizza enthusiast, is the current President and Chief Executive officer at Papa John’s International Inc, the third largest pizza company globally. He ascended into the helm of the company’s presidency in July 2015 and became the Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. Steve Ritchie was born 47 years ago and is a grandaunt of Seneca High School. Mr. Ritchie has a vast experience of twenty-two years working for Papa John’s International Inc.
Ritchie’s work experience.
At Papa John’s alone, Steve Ritchie has span twenty-two years working in various positions starting from scratch to seniority. His career at Papa John’s began way back in 1996 when he joined the organization as a customer service representative. He, later on, served on various capacities of increasing responsibility. In 2006, Steve Ritchie acquired himself franchise ownership as Papa John’s outlet. Mr. Ritchie also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Papa John’s in between 2007 and 2014. He became the senior vice president of Papa John’s in 2013 and served up to July 2015. Steve Ritchie has also served diligently in other roles such as delivery and supervisory duties.
Work experience outside Papa John’s.
Steve Ritchie’s soft spot for the pizza industry saw him venture into it even before joining Papa John’s. Earlier on, while at his hometown in Louisville, he bought a local Pizzeria where he learned the vice of hard work and dedication. Mr. Ritchie used to work seven days a week to realize his projected sales and beat his ambitions. It is in the belief that it is the hard work nature and love for the pizza industry that enticed Steve Ritchie to join Papa John’s.
Steve Ritchie is an industrious man who is at the prime of his early forty’s. He has a fruitful vision for the pizza industry in the USA and globally as a whole about the future of Papa John’s. By 2025, Steve plans to own at least a hundred franchise units and become a board member of Fortune 500 companies.