Pieology Pizzeria expanded its leadership team to include Debbie Porter, its first vice president of marketing. Porter, who most recently served as head of marketing at Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, will lead all brand, marketing, digital, menu, and communications efforts for Pieology as it continues to evolve and grow in the emerging fast-casual, build-your-own pizza segment. With 27 restaurants in California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Ohio, Pieology Pizzeria has plans to open upwards of 100 restaurants through 2015.
“Debbie is a proven and effective marketing strategist, who brings to Pieology a wealth and depth of experience to our team,” says Carl Chang, founder and CEO of Pieology Pizzeria. “Debbie’s perspective and focus on brand, marketing, and communications across traditional and digital platforms will be at the core of our continued expansion and evolution in coming years.”
Porter comes to Pieology with nearly two decades of food and restaurant industry experience across several segments. Before her tenure at Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, she also served in senior marketing positions at The Veggie Grill, Fox Restaurant Concepts, and Kahala Restaurant Franchising.
“As one of the founders of the custom, made-to-order pizza segment, Carl has quietly built an incredibly successful and profitable concept that is now poised for rapid expansion across the U.S.,” Porter says. “The Pieology brand has always been the leader in this competitive category and is authentically innovative and genuine at its core. This is a tremendous opportunity to take this great brand to the next level as interest in this exciting segment continues to heat up.”