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MOD Pizza hires HR vet Dayna Eberhardt as chief people officer

Eberhardt previously spent more than 13 years in various human resources roles at Starbucks.
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MOD Pizza has hired a veteran human resources executive as the chain’s chief people officer, the fast casual announced Wednesday.

Dayna Eberhardt spent more than 13 years in human resources roles with Starbucks, most recently serving as VP of human resources for the coffee giant’s Roastery and Reserve stores. Before joining MOD, she was the SVP of global talent management for Expedia Group.

At the fast casual Eberhardt will be focused on supporting the chain’s more than 8,000 employees through talent development initiatives.

"Dayna’s experience leading and developing large teams, combined with her passion for our purpose, is exactly what we need as we continue to grow MOD across the country,” Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD said in a statement. “Dayna and her team will lead our efforts to improve the Squad experience by investing in our learning and talent development capabilities as we continue on our journey of becoming the best place to work in the restaurant industry.”

MOD has more than 500 North American locations serving customizable pizzas. The chain reported 2020 systemwide sales of $461 million.

“It is an exciting and unique opportunity to join MOD, a growing company that is truly committed to putting people first while also making positive impacts in our local communities,” Eberhardt said in a statement. “I look forward to contributing to the journey ahead and continuing to build upon the purpose-driven roots on which MOD was founded in order to make a difference for those who work here.”


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