Getting to Know Us

The base of Pizza Pizza´s success rests on a foundation of attitudes, beliefs, values and goals shared among its talented network of employees.

Thanks to a culture that is open, respectful, compassionate, performance driven and socially responsible, the Pizza Pizza family continues to grow, satisfying more and more Canadians every day.

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Paul GoddardPresident & CEO

Paul Goddard holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours, Mechanical Engineering, from Queen’s University, is a licensed Professional Engineer, and holds an MBA from London Business School, United Kingdom. Mr. Goddard joined the Company in 2009 as CIO and Vice President, Enterprise Development, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2010.

Prior to joining the Company, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Energy Savings Income Fund (now known as Just Energy Group) from 2007 to 2008, and was Vice President of Wholesale Energy Group from 2006 to 2007. Paul previously worked in a variety of roles for other market leading organizations such as Imperial Oil and Morgan Stanley.

Paul sits on the Board of Governors of Excellence Canada (formerly known as the National Quality Institute), of which Pizza Pizza is a Founding Partner. Paul is also an active member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Born and raised in Alberta, Paul now resides with his wife and two children in Toronto. He is an avid skier and enjoys travelling with his family.

Paul´s favourite pizza: "BBQ chicken and hot peppers on whole wheat."

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Curtis FeltnerChief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance

Curtis Feltner holds a B.Sc. degree from Indiana University. Mr. Feltner became a certified public accountant in 1983, joining the Company as the Controller in 1993. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and Vice President, Finance in 2005. Prior to joining the Company, he worked in a financial capacity in the real estate industry for 10 years.

Curt´s favourite pizza: "I like running and working out, so the Mediterranean Vegetarian is my favourite.  I get my veggies and protein load, plus the thin crust cuts the carbs."

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Pat FinelliChief Marketing Officer

In his 26 years with Pizza Pizza, Pat Finelli has participated in virtually every facet of the organization; from accounting and operations to product development, innovations and marketing, an area in which he has earned resounding respect, locally, nationally and internationally.

In his role as Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Finelli manages an extensive marketing department that houses design and special events teams, promotions, marketing and community relations specialists. The team works closely with other internal departments, consumers, partners and franchisees to create award-winning sponsorships, media campaigns, integrated marketing programs and other forms of non-traditional marketing.

Mr. Finelli´s passion, combined with his drive and ability to understand market trends, has resulted in an array of innovative programs. In the world of hockey sponsorships, he recently garnered international coverage and visibility for Pizza Pizza by developing a promotion tied to the number of goals scored by the Ottawa Senators in an NHL home game. Finelli has also been at the forefront of Pizza Pizza´s expansion into the Montreal market and Western Canada. He has played a key role in devising and developing Pizza Pizza´s Slices for Smiles Fund, an initiative in which funds are raised and distributed to non-profit organizations devoted to improving and enhancing the lives of children across Canada.

 

Pat´s favourite pizza: "Topped with fresh mushrooms, hot peppers and pineapple."

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Sebastian FuschiniVice President, Franchising

Following graduation from Centennial College in 1980 with a business degree, Mr. Fuschini worked in the food industry with Burger King and Movenpick. In 1981, Mr. Fuschini joined the Company as a district supervisor, where he was able to learn the business from the ground up.  When the decision to form a structured Franchising Department was made in 1990, Mr. Fuschini’s experience and hard work made him a natural choice to head the department — initially as Director, Franchising and later as Vice President.

Sebastian´s favourite pizza: "Mediterranean Vegetarian with hot peppers!"

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Paul MethotVice President, Operations

Mr. Methot received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1983. Mr. Methot initially worked for Coopers & Lybrand in the area of mergers and acquisitions. He first joined the Company as Director of Real Estate in 1984, leaving to work for First City Investments in the real estate area from 1988 to 1989.

Mr. Methot returned to the Company in 1989 as Director of Real Estate. From 1990 to 1993, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development. From 1993 to May 2005, Mr. Methot served as Vice President, Commissary, at which time he moved into his current position as Vice President, Operations.

Paul´s favourite pizza: "Hawaiian with bacon."