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

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


John Maguire


John Dikos

SVP of Partnerships

Megan Hansen

SVP of People

Lisa Luebeck

SVP of Legal & General Counsel

Greta Pass

SVP of Real Estate

Mark Cromett

VP of Field Operations

Kevin Flaherty

VP of Digital Marketing

Robin Hamm

VP of Culinary & Supply Chain

Neil Harfert

VP of Field Operations

Keith Karas

VP of Supply Chain

Jerry Kesselring

VP of Construction & Facilities

Robert Notte

VP of Technology

Steve O’Neill

VP of Operation Services

Kevin Petrisko

VP of Construction & Design

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

President & Chief Experience Officer at J.Crew

David Ferguson

Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners

Kate Jaspon

CFO at Dunkin’ Brands

Nader Naini

Managing Partner of Frazier Healthcare Partners

Lindsey Schwartz

President & CEO of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants

Nigel Taee

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