INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Papa John's appoints Karlin Linhardt as global chief marketing officer

Linhardt previously served as senior vice president for marketing in Subway.

Papa John’s International announced the appointment of Karlin Linhardt as its global chief marketing officer.

Most recently, Linhardt served as senior vice president of marketing for North America for Subway, where he led brand management and guest experience for 30,000 restaurants and designed the company’s global brand transformation plan. Prior to the sandwich chain, he served as a senior consultant of business and digital strategies at Accenture.

“The addition of Karlin as Global Chief Marketing Officer is one of the many significant steps we’ve taken to improve our brand differentiation, which includes enhancing our quality positioning in the category. Karlin’s combined restaurant, franchise and consumer brand experience make him an excellent addition to the Papa John’s leadership team,” Papa John’s President and CEO Steve Ritchie said.

Linhardt’s QSR experience also includes 10 years at McDonald’s, leading strategic business and marketing efforts across multiple brand categories that include restaurant, retail, consumer packaged goods, media, sports marketing and entertainment.

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