Steve M. Ritchie

Steve M. Ritchie
President and CEO, Papa John's International, Inc.

Last Updated: 09/13/2018

Executive Summary

Steve Ritchie is President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa John's, a role he assumed in January 2018. Ritchie started with Papa John's in 1996 as a customer service representative at $6 per hour. In 2006, he became a Papa John's franchise owner and operator, then in 2010 began serving in increasing capacities of leaders

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Ritchie resides in Hikes Point with his wife Melissa Ritchie and two children.
  • He graduated from Seneca High School.

Current Focus

  • Company Snapshot: Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company. For 16 of the past 18 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in c

Key Challenges

  • Promotional Environment: Ritchie told analysts in 2017 that the company is experiencing "extremely competitive environment, heavy, heavy spend. We're seeing more spend and more activity

Biographical Highlights

  • Born c.1975
  • Ritchie joined Papa John’s International, Inc. in 1996 and has since held the following positions:
    • General Manager (1996-1998)

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