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Steve Ritchie Career Highlights


Steve Ritchie was the Chief Executive Officer of Papa John’s International, the third largest pizza company in the whole world. Mr. Ritchie started working with Papa John’s in 1996 as a customer service representative and worked at several roles at the organization. In 2018 January, Steve Ritchie acquired the Chief executive officer position at Papa John’s pizza company after working for twenty two years for the company.

He is currently living in Hike point, Louisville in Kentucky and had graduated from Seneca high school. He had bought a local pizzeria in his home town that is Hike point before he joined Papa John’s organization. He used to working for 14 hours per day every day of the week. That showed that Mr. Steve Ritchie learned the values of hard working and dedication to his work and how the pizza business enticed him to joining Papa John’s.

Mr. Ritchie’s hard work in the company earned him series of promotions, that in 2006 he was made the Franchise owner in the Papa John’s Organization and in 2014 he earned a promotion to being the chief operating officer of the company. He also served as the delivery driver, operation director, vice president and also general manager. He served as the operations consultant at the Calistoga bakery cafe in 2008 to 2011 while he was working at the Papa John’s internationals. Go Here for additional information

Steve Ritchie from 2013 to 2015 had worked as the Senior Vice President of Papa John’s International and in 2014 he was the operating officer until December 2017 that is prior to his annunciation as the chief executive of the company. He currently owns 30 percent of the pizza company even though he had to step down from the chairman position at an early age of 56 years, he is still on the company board.

Steve Ritchie Papa Johns had plans to own hundreds of franchise units and serve as on board of directors for fortune five hundred companies by the year 2025. Steve Ritchie in his latest positions in the organization, his focus was to brighten the sight of the team members of the company’s franchise as well as the ingredients that would make the highest quality pizza.


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