Steve Ritchie (businessman)
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Steve Ritchie is a businessman who is the current CEO of Papa John's. He has worked at Papa John's for over 23 years, holding multiple positions in the company's leadership throughout that time after starting to work for the company as an hourly worker.
Ritchie has promised to change the culture of Papa John's by bringing in outside experts to audit current diversity policies and requiring workers to undergo bias and diversity training. He has been praised for taking the right steps to deal with the company's controversy over Schnatter. However, Schnatter has expressed concerns that Ritchie is not the right executive for Papa John's.
Ritchie joined the board of directors at Papa John's after a $200 million investment in the company from Starboard Value. He said that the investment would be used towards changing the culture of the company and product innovation.
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