Jim Norberg, chief operating officer, North America of Papa John’s International, Inc., is leaving the company, according to an 8-k filed Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
According to Papa John’s Norberg entered an agreement to leave the company on Oct. 20 and will remain on in a transition role through March 1, 2022, as the company looks for a replacement.
Norberg joined Papa John’s in July 2019 as the company’s first chief restaurants operations officer.
“Jim is a seasoned expert whose depth and understanding of restaurant operations and the guest experience will help propel our brand forward and position us for continued success,” Papa John’s then-president and CEO Steve Ritchie said in a statement.
Prior to that role he worked at a consulting agency for a few years, and before that, Norberg had a 34-year career at McDonald’s, starting as a fry chef, and working his way up to executive vice president, chief operating officer.
The news comes on the heels of Papa John’s announcing an expanded role for Max Wetzel to executive vice president, chief commercial officer.
There is no word yet on when Norberg’s replacement will be announced.
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