MOD Pizza names Mark Shambura CMO

The former Chipotle executive will lead the pizza chain’s overall marketing strategy.
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MOD Pizza on Wednesday named former Chipotle Mexican Grill executive Mark Shambura its chief marketing officer.

Shambura, who had been Chipotle’s executive director of marketing, will lead 400-unit MOD’s brand and marketing strategy to build awareness of the brand.

Before Chipotle, Shambura spent eight years with Creative Artists Agency, where he helped launch Chipotle’s “Back to the Start” campaign. He had also worked on marketing strategies for Starbucks, Coca-Cola and eBay.

Scott Svenson, MOD’s founder, called Shambura “an intuitive and collaborative leader with deep expertise in complex national and local marketing operations.”

“He will add tremendous value to MOD’s executive team at a critical stage in our growth as we extend our leadership in the fast-casual pizza category and double down on our commitment to make a positive social impact,” Svenson added.

Shambura has relocated to Seattle from New York City and will be based at MOD’s support center in Bellevue, Wash.

He said that MOD’s culture and purpose “is truly unique in our industry.”


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