MOD Pizza Appoints Tracy Cioffi as Chief Marketing Officer and Names Kate Jaspon of Dunkin’ Brands to The Board

August 24, 2017 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE - MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, LLC (“MOD Pizza”, “MOD” or the “Company”), today announced two major appointments: Tracy Cioffi joins as the company’s first chief marketing officer (“CMO”), and Kate Jaspon has been named to MOD’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

As MOD’s first CMO, Cioffi will lead the company’s global marketing strategy, including brand marketing, design, customer insights, local store marketing, digital marketing and communications. Cioffi brings more than 20 years of expertise in building and developing national retail and culinary brands, and most recently served as senior vice president for Sur La Table, Inc., where she developed and managed the integrated marketing strategy for their 130-plus stores and 75 culinary locations. Prior to Sur La Table, Cioffi was vice president and head of marketing for See’s Candies Inc., overseeing marketing and sales for more than 250 stores, and leading e-commerce operations. Cioffi was named to Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women, Next Generation” list and was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as “Executive of the Year.”

Kate Jaspon, who joins MOD’s board of directors, is an 11-year veteran of Dunkin’ Brands where she currently serves as chief financial officer. Jaspon has led several key financial initiatives while at Dunkin’ including the company’s IPO and follow-on offerings, and has steered a cross-functional team responsible for financial and SEC reporting, debt management, cash management, insurance, enterprise risk management, contract administration and records management. In addition, she was a member of the Audit Committee, the Company’s Retirement Committee and was Chair of the Disclosure Committee. Prior to Dunkin’, Jaspon was a senior manager with KPMG where she served as an audit manager for both publicly-traded and privately-held clients in several industries including software, bio-tech, high-tech and manufacturing.

“Tracy and Kate join the MOD team at a critical point in our growth, and Ally and I are excited to welcome their guidance and expertise as we continue to expand the company footprint across the globe,” said Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD. “With the addition of the CMO role, we are adding depth to our marketing operations, and I am confident that Tracy will ensure that MOD’s people-first culture and our commitment to making a positive social impact is evident in all facets of our business. Kate’s deep financial and leadership expertise will be a welcome addition to the board, and we look forward to her insights and counsel.”

MOD currently has 248 locations in 24 states and the UK, with plans for continued rapid growth for the foreseeable future.

About MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza is the pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, founded in Seattle in 2008 by entrepreneurs Scott and Ally Svenson. MOD's individual artisan-style pizzas are made on demand, allowing customers to create their own pizzas and salads, using fresh-pressed dough, signature sauces and over 30 toppings, all for one incredible price. MOD is committed to creating a positive social impact in the communities it serves, by not only creating a cool place to eat, but an inspired place to work. MOD earned a spot on the Inc. 500 list as a fastest growing private company in America, and was recognized by Fortune as one of the “20 Best Workplaces in Retail” and “Best Workplaces for Millennials” for its progressive hiring practices, career growth opportunities and workplace benefits. For more information, please visit www.modpizza.com or connect with the brand via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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