Steve Ritchie’s Career Background March 20, 2019


Currently, Steve Ritchie is the CEO of Papa John’s International; the company is ranked third worldwide in pizza delivery. He says that he has worked for the company for almost 22 years and his position as the CEO was acquired in 2018. Steve currently resides in Hikes Point, Louisville Kentucky with his family.

Before his promotion at the company Steve Richie PapaJohns had held various roles in the organization, he started as a customer service representative in1996. Having worked for the organization for more than ten years, he became the owner of Papa John’s franchise in 2006. In 2014 he got promoted to the position of chief operations officer. Other roles before being the CEO included delivery driver, area supervisor director of operations, general manager and vice president. He says that his working career unlike other people who work for different companies has been solely at Papa John’s. Steve notes that he worked as an operations consultant in Calistoga Bakery from 2008 – 2011, but during this time he was also working for Papa John’s.

His Investments

Steve Ritchie says that before he joined Papa John’s he had bought a local pizzeria at his hometown Louisville. He was a hard worker who dedicated his time to his little investment. It is here that he developed the passion on how to make Pizza and passion for pizza as well. His passion drove him to have an interest in working for Papa John’s. In 2013 Steve was listed in Forty under Forty by Louisville Business First Journal, he says that this was one of the picks of his career and personal growth witnessed at the time. Click Here for more information.

Steve Ritchie Talks About Future Prospects

Talking about the future, Steve Ritchie PapaJohn’s revealed that he plans to own over 100 franchise under his name. He says that his vision is to serve under boards of various successful organization. This includes Fortune 500 companies by 2025. He, however, notes that under his current role at Papa John’s his focus will be to develop strategies that enable the company to become competitive in the world of Pizza delivery. This include creation of creation of accessible products and expanding operations to the Bahamas.


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