As Part of Planned Transition, Co-Founder Scott Svenson Becomes Executive Chairperson
SEATTLE – January 8, 2024 – MOD Super-Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD” or the “Company”), the purpose-led, people-first, fast casual pizza pioneer, today announced Beth Scott has joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board. Scott Svenson, who co-founded MOD in 2008 with his wife Ally and has led the business for the past 15 years, will assume the role of Executive Chairperson. In his new role, Scott Svenson will remain fully committed to MOD with a focus on supporting Beth Scott and the leadership team, while also leading the Board.
Beth Scott comes to MOD as a people-first, visionary leader with over two decades of experience driving growth and improved customer experiences at leading restaurant and hospitality brands. Most recently, she served as Chief Restaurant Officer at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a half-billion-dollar revenue business where she oversaw Operations and Development Teams. Scott previously spent four years at Bloomin’ Brands (Nasdaq: BLMN), as President of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. In the hospitality sector, as Vice President at Hilton Hotels, she led the food and beverage strategy across their luxury and full-service hotel brands, and with Disney Parks & Resorts, she led food and beverage experience planning and integration as a Global Vice President.
“When Ally and I founded MOD, we knew we would eventually transition out of the daily operations of the business to focus on those things we are most passionate about – our purpose of serving people, time in stores with the Squad and the future of MOD,” said Scott Svenson. “After an extensive search, Ally, I, and the entire Board were deeply impressed by Beth’s track record and inspired by her commitment to operational excellence, world-class customer service and upholding the values that have always embodied the spirit of MOD. Beth is the perfect person to lead MOD in its next chapter, and she has all that it takes to ensure MOD fulfills on its enormous potential.”
“I am thrilled by the opportunity to join MOD, a powerful brand that is known for its enlightened approach to doing business and is celebrated for the impact it has made on the people and the communities it serves,” said Beth Scott, Chief Executive Officer, MOD Pizza. “I look forward to working with Scott, Ally and the entire team to build upon the remarkable legacy they have forged, while maximizing our impact and driving the business forward.”
Ms. Scott will be based in MOD’s Support Center in Bellevue, WA.
ABOUT MOD PIZZA
MOD Pizza is a purpose-led, people-first brand founded in Seattle in 2008 by serial entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. As the pioneer of the fast-casual pizza category, MOD introduced speed, individual style and compelling value to the world of pizza. The Company serves individual artisan-style pizzas and salads that are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads with any combination of over 40 toppings and sauces, all for one incredible price. Today, MOD is the largest fast casual pizza concept in North America. With over 540 system-wide* across 29 states and Canada, MOD is committed to creating not only a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work by providing community and opportunity to over 10,000 Squad members. For more information, please visit http://www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
*The term “system-wide” refers to all company-operated and franchised store locations. The trademarks MOD, MOD Pizza, and the MOD Shield, are owned by MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC
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