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MOD Pizza Names New CEO

Co-founder Svenson grabs a new position within fast-casual chain's management team.

Fast-casual chain MOD Pizza named Scott Svenson its new CEO. Scott founded the company with his wife Ally Svenson in 2008.

MOD Pizza operates eight locations in the Seattle area.

In 1994, the Svensons co-founded Seattle Coffee Company in London, growing the brand to 65 company-owned stores in three years. In 1998, Starbucks Coffee Company acquired Seattle Coffee Company as their entry into the European market and Scott assumed the role of president of Starbucks UK, and subsequently president of Starbucks Europe. In 1999 the Svensons helped to develop and launch Carluccio's in the UK, an Italian deli-café concept that went public on the AIM market in 2005 and was subsequently sold in 2010.