MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC announced two executive-level promotions. Effective immediately, John Maguire has been named president and Chief Operating Officer and Steve O’Neill has been elevated to Vice President of Partnerships. MOD also announced a series of strategic leadership promotions to strengthen nationwide operations as the brand looks towards the opening of its 500th store later this year.

Maguire joined MOD as COO in 2018 and adds the title of president after the recent retirement of Paul Twohig. Maguire will continue to oversee all aspects of company and franchise operations and will also lead operations services & excellence, training, supply chain and franchising; he reports directly to Scott Svenson, MOD co-founder and CEO. Prior to MOD, Maguire was president and Chief Executive Officer of FIC Restaurants Inc. (Friendly’s restaurants), president and Chief Executive Officer of Johnny Rockets Group, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Panera Bread.

“John has made an incredible impact since joining MOD, helping to strengthen day-to-day operations across the system, as well as shape the path for our next phase of growth. One of John’s best qualities is that he is a people person first, and carries the MOD culture of servant leadership through everything he touches. We feel very lucky to have him as part of the team as we embark on an ambitious path for the future,” says Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD. “We’d also like to give a huge, heartfelt thanks to Paul for the innumerable contributions he’s made to the business. Without a doubt, MOD is stronger because of the time Paul spent with us. Thankfully, he will remain on our advisory board – and active as a MOD franchisee – helping to guide us as we continue to write the story of MOD as the leader in fast casual pizza.”

O’Neill has been with MOD since 2013, building and leading the operations services & excellence teams. In his new role as VP of Partnerships, he will oversee the MOD franchise partnership group, which currently consists of nine franchise partners and 92 locations in the US and Canada. O’Neill previously spent 10 years with Starbucks in various leadership positions, and 20 years in operations with The Walt Disney Company. 

In addition, MOD announced a series of senior operations team promotions:

  • Kristen Driscoll, promoted to Senior Director of Operations Services & Excellence
  • Mo Chowdhury, promoted to Senior Regional Director of Operations (Mid-Atlantic and Florida)
  • James Holguin, promoted to Senior Regional Director of Operations (California, Arizona and Utah)
  • Aaron Johnson, promoted to Senior Regional Director of Operations (Texas and Missouri)
  • Additionally, Shanna Taylor was promoted to Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and People Systems.

MOD has more than 470 locations.

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