Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

February 21, 2019

Steve Ritchie’s Amazing Accomplishments at Papa John’s

Steve Ritchie is currently running Papa John’s International as the CEO as well as the President of the company. The organization is the world’s third biggest pizza company. Recently, Papa John’s received investment worth $200 million. The investment came from an investment adviser who is based in New York, Starboard Value LP. The Adviser invests in extremely undervalued enterprises and assumes an active managerial role. According to Papa John’s the company has the possibility to create an extra $50 million investment.

As a result of the investment, Papa John’s decided to expand its board with two new autonomous directors. The first one being Jeffrey Smith the current CEO of Starboard. Jeffrey was appointed as the Chairman of the board taking over the position from Olivia Kirtley. Anthony Sanfilippo is the other new independent director. Mr. Sanfilippo is the former CEO as well as Chairman of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. In Addition, Steve Ritchie was nominated to the board and the number of directors became nine.

Papa John’s also formed a unique committee tasked with the responsibility to evaluate strategic options for the organization. The committee will be working with BofA Merrill Lynch and Lazard as the financial advisers. Kirtley stated that the agreement between Starboard and Papa John’s finalized a comprehensive strategic review which was conducted for five months. The assessment aimed at better positioning Papa John’s growth, improving the organization’s financial performance and serving the best interests of the shareholders. The transaction is beneficial to the company because it offers them with financial resources. The enterprise also attains robust and experienced directors on the board to assist the company to achieve a long term success.

Steve Ritchie joined Papa John’s in 1996 and has worked his way up to become the company’s CEO. He has worked in the organization for more than two decades. The vast experience and outstanding skills gained in the industry enables Steve to run the company perfectly. Steve’s education is an added advantage having graduated from Seneca High School. Steve Ritchie is based in Hikes Point in Louisville, Kentucky. Ritchie plans to expand his businesses as well as promoting Papa John’s brand globally.

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December 19, 2018

Felipe Montoro Jens, a Multi-talented Talented Business Executive

Felipe Montoro Jens is a renowned personality in the Brazilian business world. He is specially famous as an expert in projects infrastructure especially as a consultant on infrastructure projects. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in negotiating for business arrangements involving the government of Brazil and private organizations through the Public-Private Partnerships.

Currently, Felipe Montoro Jens serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EnergiparCaptação S.A. and the Chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A. His areas of expertise include finance and formulation of financial strategies for both corporate and individual clients. Check out to read more about Montoro Jens

Felipe Montoro Jens is a widely experienced and knowledgeable professional. Before he joined EnergiparCaptação, he served as the chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A as well as the Director, Santo Antônio Energia S.A. Additionally, Felipe Montoro has served at Braskem S.A. and ConcesionariaTrasvase Olmos S.A as a director.

Felipe Montoro Jens studied at Getulio Vargas Foundation, where he acquired a degree in business. It was during his stay at the institution that Felipe Montoro got affiliated to an elite group of academicians, which assisted him to acquire superior skills in to venture into business in a highly competitive market.

After his graduation from Getulio Vargas Foundation, Felipe Montoro decided to advance his training. He joined the Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management. The institution’s alumni offered him a pedestal into the international limelight. The experience from the Arizona State University was an important launch pad into the international business arena.

After graduation, Felipe Montoro Jens was ripe to join the Brazilian corporate world. He worked for several top-notch companies, eventually becoming a distinguished professional in the field of energy generation, chemical development, water, and waste concessions, and finance among several others. He has also held executive positions in renowned companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Enron.

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