Cooper’s Hawk exec named CEO of MOD Pizza

Beth Scott replaces co-founder Scott Svenson in the role. He is shifting to an executive chair position.
MOD Pizza
MOD Pizza's co-founder Scott Svenson becomes executive chairman under the leadership change. / Photo: Shutterstock

MOD Pizza has a new CEO.

Beth Scott, the former chief restaurant officer for Cooper’s Hawk, on Monday was named CEO of the fast-casual pizza brand, replacing co-founder Scott Svenson, who is moving to the executive chairman role.

Scott, who will also join MOD’s board, oversaw the operations and development team at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, a half-billion-dollar revenue business.

Beth Scott, MOD Pizza CEO

Beth Scott is the new CEO of MOD Pizza. / Photo courtesy: MOD Pizza

Before that, Scott spent four years at Bloomin’ Brands as president of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. She also served as vice president at Hilton Hotels, leading the food-and-beverage strategy across the hotels. At Disney Parks & Resorts, she led food-and-beverage as a global vice president.

Svenson, who founded the Bellevue, Wash.-based MOD in 2008 with his wife, Ally Svenson, said he was deeply impressed by Scott’s track record and inspired by her commitment to operational excellence, world-class customer service and upholding values that also are embodied by the spirit of MOD.

“When Ally and I founded MOD, we knew we would eventually transition out of the daily operations of the business to focus on those things we are most passionate about—our purpose of serving people, time in stores with the Squad and the future of MOD,” Svenson said in a statement. “Beth is the perfect person to lead MOD in its next chapter, and she has all that it takes to ensure MOD fulfills on its enormous potential.”

MOD operates and licenses 540 units across 29 states and Canada.

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