Papa Johns Taps Former Inspire Brands Exec As Chief Restaurant Officer

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Courtesy of Papa Johns.

Papa Johns appointed 20-year restaurant and pizza industry veteran Joe Sieve as its new chief restaurant officer, effective May 2.

Sieve, who most recently spent six years at Inspire Brands as vice president of franchise development, began his career in the industry out of college as a franchisee and later built a portfolio of 58 Domino’s Pizza restaurants. He also previously has served as Domino’s Pizza’s director of strategic market growth.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joe to Papa Johns. His leadership experience, extensive operational knowledge and successful track record working with franchisees and as a franchisee himself are all substantial assets for our team and brand,” says Max Wetzel, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, in a press release.

In his new role with Papa Johns, Sieve will oversee the operations of corporate and franchise restaurants in North America and lead the operations excellence team. Sieve will report directly to Wetzel.



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