SEATTLE — Mark Shambura has been named chief marketing officer for MOD Super Fast Pizza Holdings, L.L.C. In this role, he will lead the company’s overall brand and marketing strategy for its more than 400 locations across the United States and United Kingdom.
Mr. Shambura joins MOD Pizza from Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., where he spent five years in marketing roles, including head of marketing and director of brand marketing. Most recently, he was executive director of marketing for the company. Prior to Chipotle, Mr. Shambura was a marketing executive with Creative Artists Agency, where he helped develop and launch market strategies for Chipotle, Starbucks and Coca-Cola.
“Mark is an intuitive and collaborative leader with deep expertise in complex national and local marketing operations,” said Scott Svenson, co-founder and chief executive officer of MOD Pizza. “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 making a positive social impact. During his time with Chipotle — one of the most iconic brands in the fast-casual space — Mark helped shepherd their marketing function through periods of both sustained growth and transition. His experience and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to build our brand, deepen our connections in the markets we serve and drive awareness of MOD’s purpose beyond pizza.”
Founded in 2008, MOD Pizza is a fast-casual concept that offers individual artisan-style pizzas and tossed salads made on demand with any combination of more than 30 toppings. The company operates more than 400 locations systemwide across 28 states and the United Kingdom.