Meet the team behind MOD

Our executive team and board are filled with passionate people – inspired leaders who bring a variety of experiences to MOD Pizza. As a people-first, purpose-driven organization, they serve as the keepers of MOD culture, dedicated to the idea that pizza can be a platform for bringing about positive social change.

Scott and Ally Svenson

Scott & Ally Svenson | Co-Founders

After founding and selling two successful businesses in the U.K. – Seattle Coffee Company and Carluccio’s Ltd. – Scott and Ally returned to their hometown of Seattle to raise their family. With four growing boys, they soon discovered a need for family-friendly dining options that were fast, healthy and affordable. They wondered, was there a way to innovate this restaurant segment? Soon their entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and they began exploring ideas that combined their love of business, people and purpose. The goal? Create a people-first culture where everyone could thrive. The result was MOD Pizza. The first MOD opened in 2008 in downtown Seattle, and the “pizza with a purpose” brand grew from there. Today, Scott serves as MOD’s CEO and Ally as MOD’s Protector of the Purpose.
Executive Team
Kevin Flaherty

SVP of Digital & Off-Premises

Kevin Petrisko

SVP of Store Development

Denise Cheung

VP of Supply Chain

Ben Coarde

Regional VP of Field Operations

Jason Haleva

VP of Total Rewards & People Operations

Robin Hamm

VP of Social Impact

Pamela Helman

VP of Legal

James Holguin

Regional VP of Field Operations

Deanne Jones

VP of Learning, Talent & Squad Experience

Amy Masterson

VP of Ops Excellence

Robert Notte

VP of Technology

Steve O’Neill

VP of Partnerships

Mita Padhi

VP of Brand Marketing

Cynthia Richardson

VP of Franchising

Tessa Robinson

VP of FP&A

Scott Uehlein

VP of Culinary Excellence & Innovation

Board Members
Jim Alling

Former CEO of TOMS

Chip Baird

Co-founder and Managing Partner at GreyLion Capital

Adam Brotman

CEO of Brightloom

David Ferguson

Co-founder and Managing Partner at GreyLion Capital

Kenneth Giuriceo

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Jill Golder

SVP & CFO at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Retired)

Nader Naini

Managing Partner of Frazier Healthcare Partners

Paul Pressler

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Neisha Strambler-Butler

SVP at McKesson Corporation