Four years after Steve Ritchie received his high school diploma from magnet career academy, Seneca High School, he worked for Papa John’s. His journey at the world’s third largest pizza delivery company started in customer services to holding the highest executive position. For ten years, he learned how to manage the stores and allot about how to treat customers. He positioned himself to learn every aspect of the business including the franchise side of it.
Steve Ritchie continued on the right path of success during his journey at Papa John’s International, Incorporation. After working as a customer representative and pizza delivery driver, a promotion followed to general manager. By 2006, he was ready to run his own store and become a businessman and owner. He worked in the Midwest Division of Papa John’s as a Franchise Operator of Multiple Units. Within five years, Steve received a promotion to Vice President of Operations & Global OST running its support functions and initiatives.
From 2011 to 2013, Steve Ritchie held an important position as the Senior VP of North & Latin American Operations & Global OST. He served for two years before a promotion to Senior Vice President of Global Operations Support and Training. In May 2013, Ritchie became the Vice President of Papa John’s International for two more years and accepted the President’s role in 2015. Three years later, he sits on the board of directors and holds the CEO and President positions.
Since running Papa John’s International as Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ritchie worked wonders on the culture of the organization. He invested millions of dollars to help with his mission by conducting audits of the company’s policies and providing training to management and the employees. As with many entrepreneurs and business owners, we earn success through commitment, dedication, and leadership development.