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Robert Lynch
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rob Lynch

Robert Lynch was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in August 2019. Mr. Lynch joined Papa Johns from Arby’s Restaurant Group where he served as President since August 2017, and served as Brand President and Chief Marketing Officer from August 2013 to August 2017. During his time at Arby’s, he led the brand’s dramatic turn-around to strong growth and profitability. Prior to Arby’s, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Taco Bell. Mr. Lynch has more than 20 years combined experience in the QSR and consumer packaged goods industries, and also held senior roles at HJ Heinz Company, and Procter & Gamble.

    Marvin Boakye
    Chief People and Diversity Officer
    Marvin Boakye

    Marvin Boakye was appointed Chief People and Diversity Officer in November 2019 after previously serving as Papa Johns first Chief People Officer since January 2019. Mr. Boakye joined Papa Johns after serving as Vice President of Human Resources at petroleum company Andeavor in San Antonio, Texas, where he also led diversity, equity and inclusion. Andeavor was recently acquired by Marathon Petroleum. Prior to Andeavor, he was Chief Human Resources Officer for MTS Allstream, a telecommunications company now part of Bell Canada from June 2015 to March 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Boakye held senior human resources positions for organizations across the United States, Canada and Latin America, including at Goodyear and the Pulte Group, where he also helped start their diversity and inclusion organizations, as well as at The Home Depot.

      Madeline Chadwick
      Senior Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs
      Madeline Chadwick

      Madeline Chadwick was appointed SVP, Communications and Corporate Affairs in November 2019 after serving as the company’s VP, Communications and Community Engagement since June 2018. Ms. Chadwick leads internal and external communications as well as the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. Before joining Papa Johns, Ms. Chadwick led communications for the founder of Quicken Loans and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA franchise, Dan Gilbert, and his family of companies and investments in Detroit and Cleveland. She also served in senior global corporate communications roles at eBay and Hewlett Packard. Prior to her in-house career, she worked at leading public relations agencies for more than 15 years overseeing communications strategy for a number of global consumer brands. Ms. Chadwick has held both regional and global communications roles in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

        Amanda Clark
        Chief International and Development Officer
        Amanda Clark

        Amanda Clark was appointed Chief International and Development Officer in May 2022 after previously serving as Chief Development Officer since joining Papa Johns in February 2020. Ms. Clark joined Papa Johns from Taco Bell where she served as Executive Vice President of Restaurant Experience from February 2019 to February 2020. She also served as Senior Vice President, North America Development from May 2017 to February 2019. In addition, Ms. Clark served as general manager for Taco Bell Canada.  Prior to joining Taco Bell, she worked at Procter and Gamble for nearly 12 years on some of P&G’s biggest brands, such as Olay, Pampers and Oral-B.

          Justin Falciola
          Chief Insights and Technology Officer
          Justin Falciola

          Justin Falciola was appointed Chief Insights and Technology officer in November 2019 after previously serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Analytics and Technology officer from October 2018 to October 2019. Mr. Falciola previously served as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and Analytics, and prior to that as Vice President of Digital Solutions. He joined Papa Johns in 2016 after his role as Director of Enterprise Integration and Architecture at Humana. Prior to Humana, Mr. Falciola held technology leadership positions in the financial services industry and has two decades of experience in building and leading high-performing digital, analytics and technology teams.

            Anne Fischer
            Chief Marketing and Digital Officer
            Fischer

            Anne Fischer was appointed Chief Marketing and Digital Officer in January 2022 after serving as Senior Vice President, Customer Experience since October 2018. Ms. Fischer previously served as Vice President, Product Management, from May 2017 to October 2018, and Senior Director, Digital Marketing, from February 2015 to May 2017. During her Papa Johns tenure, Ms. Fischer led the company’s digital brand transformation overseeing customer engagement, loyalty and digital innovation. Before joining Papa Johns, Ms. Fischer held sales and marketing leadership positions with Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.

              Ann Gugino
              Chief Financial Officer
              Gugino

              Ann Gugino was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2020. A proven finance leader from the retail sector, Ms. Gugino joined Papa Johns from Target Corporation where she served as Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, from May 2018 to October 2020. In that role, she provided overall strategy, guidance and direction in the development and execution of Target’s planning, analysis and capital investment portfolios.  Prior to joining Target, Ms. Gugino spent 18 years at publicly held Patterson Companies Inc., including four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where she led the company through a major portfolio transformation and spearheaded an enterprise-wide effort to create a more efficient cost structure, among other accomplishments.
               

                Shane Hutchins
                Chief Supply Chain Officer
                Shane Hutchins

                Shane Hutchins was appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer in October 2018. In this role he leads PJ Food Service (PJFS) which oversees the company-owned Quality Control Center Operations, Supplier Management and Quality Assurance in the United States and Canada. During his more than 20 years with the company, Mr. Hutchins has held various positions within its Food Service Division, including operations and support and oversight of its global commissary network spanning across nearly 50 countries. He has also served in financial and strategy roles at the company. Prior to joining Papa Johns, Mr. Hutchins was a senior auditor for Deloitte and Touche, LLP, focused on manufacturing, health care and nonprofit organizations.

                  Caroline Miller Oyler
                  Chief Legal & Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary
                  Caroline Miller Oyler

                  Caroline Miller Oyler was appointed Corporate Secretary in July 2020 and Chief Legal & Risk Officer in October 2018. Ms. Oyler previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer from May 2018 to October 2018 and Senior Vice President, General Counsel from May 2014 to May 2018. Additionally, Ms. Oyler served as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs from November 2012 to May 2014 and as Vice President and Senior Counsel since joining the Company’s legal department in 1999. She also served as interim head of Human Resources from December 2008 to September 2009. Prior to joining Papa Johns, Ms. Oyler practiced law with the firm Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs LLP.

                    Joe Sieve
                    Chief Restaurant Officer
                    Joe Sieve

                    Joe Sieve was appointed Chief Restaurant Officer in May 2022. Mr. Sieve joined Papa Johns from Inspire Brands where he served as Vice President of Franchise Development since June 2016. Prior to Inspire, Mr. Sieve worked at Domino’s Pizza, Inc., first as Director of Strategic Market Growth from May 2010 to January 2014 and later as a franchisee/owner with a portfolio of 58 Domino’s restaurants from January 2014 to June 2016. With more than 25 years in the food service industry, Mr. Sieve began his career as a multi-unit franchisee of Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs and La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill.

                      Max Wetzel
                      Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
                      Max Wetzel

                      Max Wetzel was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in May 2022.  Mr. Wetzel previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer from October 2021 to May 2022 and as Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer from November 2019 to October 2021. Mr. Wetzel joins Papa Johns from PPG Architectural Coatings where he served as Vice President Consumer Brands and Business Transformation – US and Canada since July 2018. Also at PPG, Mr. Wetzel served as Vice President Home Centers and Global Strategic Marketing from June 2016 through July 2018 and as General Manager Home Centers and Chief Marketing Officer US & Canada starting in November 2014. Prior to PPG, Mr. Wetzel worked at H.J. Heinz Company for 10 years in a variety of domestic and global roles, leading consumer-driven businesses, developing brand marketing strategies and delivering profitable growth.

                        Liz Williams
                        Chief International Operations Officer
                        Liz Williams

                        Liz Williams was appointed Chief International Operations Officer in May 2022 after serving as SVP of International  for Major Markets, leading some of the Company’s largest and best-performing countries including the U.K., China, Chile and Korea. Ms. Williams joined Papa Johns in 2018 as the Managing Director of Papa Johns United Kingdom, overseeing the Company’s largest market outside of the U.S.  Ms. Williams  has more than 25 years’ experience in various operations roles in the QSR, casual dining and fine dining industries.