MOD Super-Fast Pizza Holdings LLC, parent to the MOD Pizza brand, has named Josh Guenser as chief financial officer, the company said Monday.
The Seattle, Wash.-based fast-casual company said Guenser will oversee financial operations, reporting and accounting for all 480 MOD locations across North America.
Guenser succeeds Bob Barton, who left MOD in September.
Guenser, below, most recently serving as Seattle-based Starbucks Corp.’s senior vice president for finance in the Americas, overseeing the results of more than 18,000 owned and licensed Starbucks stores in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Prior to his more than 10 years at Starbucks, Guenser was at KPMG.
“Josh is a tremendous leader with deep financial expertise in the global multi-unit retail sector,” said Scott Svenson, MOD co-founder with his wife, Ally, and CEO, in a statement.
“With his extensive experience from Starbucks – a company for which Ally and I hold great fondness and admiration – Josh possesses a deep understanding of complex financial issues across multiple states, countries and continents that will help guide MOD’s strategic vision for the future,” Svenson said.
Guenser said, “It’s no easy feat to create a concept, pioneer a new category, and quickly scale a business – all while remaining laser-focused on building a people-first culture. Yet, MOD continues to break the mold, and lead the way in the restaurant industry.”
MOD Pizza in February said its 2019 systemwide sales reached $493 million, an increase of 24% over 2018 sales of $393 million.
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