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
Paul Twohig


Kira Druyan

General Counsel & SVP of Legal

Kevin Petrisko

SVP of Store Development

Ian Courtnage

VP of Strategy, Insights & Analytics

Kevin Flaherty

VP of Digital Marketing

Robin Hamm

VP of Field Operations

Pamela Helman

VP of Legal

Jerry Kesselring

VP of Construction & Facilities

Jason Nelson

VP, Controller

Robert Notte

VP of Technology

Steve O’Neill

VP of Partnerships

Tessa Robinson

VP of FP&A

Board & Advisory Members
Gerry Adams

Partner at Peterson Sullivan LLP

Jim Alling


Chip Baird

Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners

Howard Behar

President (Retired) of Starbucks

Adam Brotman

CEO of eatsa

David Ferguson

Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners

Kenneth Giuriceo

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Kate Jaspon

CFO at Dunkin’ Brands

Nader Naini

Managing Partner of Frazier Healthcare Partners

Paul Pressler

Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice

Lindsey Schwartz

President & CEO of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants

Nigel Taee

Founding Partner of Gravis Capital Partners; Executive Chairman Scape Student Living