Global pizza company Papa John’s has promoted Joe Smith to chief financial officer, effective immediately.
Smith has been Papa John's senior vice president for global sales and development since 2016. He joined Papa John’s in 2000.
“Joe has had an integral role in the growth of Papa John’s during his 18 years with the company, including 10 years in finance and eight years in our global development departments," President and CEO Steve Ritchie said. "His knowledge and experience position him well to serve as our new CFO, particularly given the work underway to evaluate and invest in new opportunities for value creation. I look forward to working with Joe in his new role.”
A certified public accountant, Smith has more than three decades of finance, development and auditing experience under his belt.
"Joe has demonstrated strong finance skills and integrity in his many years with Papa John’s, and his promotion is well-deserved," Chairman John Schnatter said. "His extensive knowledge of our company and industry make him the ideal person to lead our finance team.”