Steve Ritchie is currently the CEO of Papa John’s International Pizza company. He began working with this company thirty-three years ago. He first set foot as an employee of the company in 1996 where he was earning his salary on an hourly basis. His first pay was $6 per hour. Steve started working at Papa John’s company as a customer service representative at Papa John’s store in St. Mathews. He has since moved through the ladder in the same company up to what he is today. Steve was promoted in 2006 as the franchise owner and operator, and from that time he has been progressing in his journey to the top leadership of the company.
After successfully handling the telephones, Steve Ritchie Papa John’s was promoted to a manager in the same company. He later rose to the position of multi-unit supervisor before becoming the director of the global operations. After working in that capacity for some time he was again promoted to be the president and the chief operating officer in the year 2014, a position he passionately embraced. In 2015 he was named the president of the company. After a total dedication to the work and making sure the company spreads to various parts of the globe, he was rewarded for his tireless effort in making Papa John’s company what it is today. In January 1st, 1918, Steve Richie became the CEO of the third largest pizza company in the world, Papa John’s Pizza company.
Steve Richie was quoted by Andrew Wolfsan of the Louisville Courier-Journal on August 11, 2018, as saying that Pizza is his life that is why he managed to work tirelessly to put the Pizza company on the world map. Steve is a native of Louisville born February 13. 1950. He went to Seneca High School where he graduated as a high school student. Steve decided to join Papa John’s Company immediately after high school. He rose through the ladder and at the age of 38, he was in charge of 4200 Papa John’s Pizza companies spread in 35 countries. Steve has risen from a team member to franchise all the way to being the CEO in only 21 years.