International Chief Operating Officer Amanda Clark to Depart Papa Johns for CEO Role in Franchise Industry

Search for new international leader underway

Jan 29, 2024 - 09:38
Jan 29, 2024 - 09:39

Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced Amanda Clark, Chief Operating Officer for International, will depart Papa Johns on March 1, 2024 to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer at another company in the franchise industry.

“We have created a culture at Papa Johns where we cultivate top talent and help them achieve their full potential. We wish Amanda much success in her new role,” said President and CEO Rob Lynch. “We have a strong international leadership team in place and talent within that organization who will continue to deliver on our business priorities while we conduct a comprehensive search that will evaluate both internal and external candidates for the next international leader. The team is focused on executing the international transformation initiatives we recently announced as part of our Back to Better 2.0 plan, including establishing our international regional business hubs, accelerating consumer-facing technology enhancements and optimizing the UK market for long-term profitability and strength.”

Ms. Clark joined Papa Johns in February 2020 as its Chief Development Officer. Her responsibilities expanded to include leading the Papa Johns international business in May 2022 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer, International in September 2023. Under her leadership, Papa Johns delivered more than 700 net new units and signed the two largest development deals in company history.