If there is anyone out there who loves pizza, it’s Steve Ritchie who is currently the CEO of one of the most popular pizza companies out there known as Papa John’s International. With over 20 years of experience in the pizza industry, Steve Ritchie is an individual who knows the value of both commitments and working hard. These values portray themselves in several aspects in his life such as owning a local pizzeria at Louisville where he grew up and put over 10 hours of work a day, seven days a week. It was here at this pizzeria that Steve Ritchie developed his love for the intricacies of pizza business and what ultimately pushed him towards working for Papa John’s in the first place.
Starting as a customer service representative in 1996, Steve Ritchie worked his way up the chain of command to a Papa John’s franchise owner to eventually landing the CEO position in 2014. As an individual who is always thinking about his future, Steve Ritchie envisions himself as a prominent figure that will come to acquire more than 100 franchise units as well as a seat on the board of directors who run the Fortune 500. Mr. Ritchie also has plans to develop Papa John’s on a global level further as well as develop the brand a step further. Some of the ways that he plans to do this are to implement advances in technology and to make products more assessable by introducing an instant order option on Facebook along with other ideas.
Therefore, it is clear that Steve Ritchie is the man who is going to get the job done for both himself as well as Papa Johns. With thousands of stores and over 100,000 employees worldwide, Papa John’s has been the number 1 pizza company in America for 16 out of 18 years, and with Steve Ritchie in command, success will only follow.