Steve Ritchie has been promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer with Papa John’s. Steve Ritchie has a long history with the company, and he started in 1996 earning just $6 an hour. He became a franchise owner in 2006 until he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Ritchie is humbled to take on this new role.
Steven Ritchie will focus on digital marketing, technology and its team members. Ritchie knows what it takes to rise up the ranks, and he is aware that 98% of managers were at one point hourly workers with Papa John’s.
Ritchie has been traveling the country listening to staff members to see how the company can improve its diversity and inclusivity. He has instituted mandatory training for all management, so that they are more aware of the issues affecting their staff and customers. Ritchie has also asked for the help from leaders in the fields of inclusion and equality. He is also rolling out a new advertising campaign. The ad campaign will focus on Gen Z customers. Ritchie hopes that the new ads will remind customers of Papa John’s core values. He is hoping to avoid closures of stores in the United States, and he forecasts 350 new stores around the world.
Steve Ritchie sees some concrete steps the company can make to ensure they are as inclusive as possible. He is looking to bring in more minority and female franchisees. He also knows the importance of having a more active role in the communities Papa John’s serves. He plans to do this with a series of financial aid and incentives for new franchises. Ritchie hopes this will go some way to reversing the recent negative earnings reports. He is also restructuring the stock availability to ensure there is no takeover of the company by a single stockholder.
Born in 1947, Igor Cornelsen is a Brazilian native that has become one of the most respected and wealthy investors in the entire country. At the beginning of his adult life, Igor was going to focus on engineering for his studies but instead focused on economics. His skills working with numbers allowed him to excel in class and after graduating he was able to land a valuable position at an investment bank right away.
Igor’s talents allowed him to flourish in the investment business and he was able to quickly rise up the ranks at his first company, Multibanco. First, Igor joined up with the company’s board of directors, followed by taking lead at the company as CEO. When the company was acquired by a bigger one, Igor Cornelsen moved on to other investment opportunities, building up his experience and knowledge of the industry as he went along. His last position as was London Merchant Bank, where he worked for several years before finally starting up his own investment firm.
Igor has been able to build up a vast wealth of different information and various sources of market information from all over the globe thanks to his many years in the banking industry. After starting up his own investment company in 1995, Igor has stuck to his work managing investments and proving advice to others within the community to help bolster their own skills as well as the market. Igor has long been trying to get investors interested in the Brazilian market, where he made much of his fortune over the years.
Igor Cornelsen is regularly giving out his advice to investors and throughout various interviews, Igor has given away various key tips in becoming a successful investor. Not only is innovation important, but so is following the facts and navigating the market to find the right ways to invest. There are many investors out there that act based on pure feeling or listen to what others think, spouting their opinions. This behavior is what keeps many investors back from becoming truly successful in the field.