Meet the Management Team
Chairman & CEO
Jack Butorac, Jr., has been our Chief Executive Officer since April 2014, and previously served as our President from January 2004 to April, 2014. He is also our sole “manager,” as that term is used in the Ohio limited liability company statutes. Mr. Butorac served as a consultant to MI from May 2002 until January 2004. Mr. Butorac also serves as President/CEO of Cleveland Marco’s, LLC and all of our affiliates.
President & Chief Development Officer
Bryon Stephens has been our President since April 2014. Mr. Stephens was our Chief Operating Officer from April 2013 to April 2014. He was Vice President of New Business Development of MFS from January 2006 to April 2013.
Chief Operating Officer
Tony Libardi has been our Executive Vice President of Operations since June, 2014, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in the fall of 2016. Mr. Libardi provided consulting services to individuals seeking to invest in business opportunities from January 2014 to June 2014. Mr. Libardi was the Vice President of Company Operations for Burger King Corporation from February 2003 to January 2014.
Charles (Buddy) Solomon
Vice President and CFO
Buddy Solomon joined Marco’s Pizza as chief financial officer in March 2016. Buddy is a senior level financial executive with more than 30 years of experience including controllership and CFO roles in the franchise restaurant, publishing, distribution and internet advertising industries. He comes to Marco’s from Arby’s, where he was a vice president. As CFO, Buddy will oversee the Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, IT, Treasury and Benefits departments.
Buddy joined the Marco’s Pizza team because he was inspired by the story of our growth. “I wanted to be part of a high-growth company where I could have a significant impact on the continued success of the business. I hope to be able to look back at the end of my career and say that I played a key role in seeing Marco’s become the 4th-largest pizza company in the United States,” Buddy says.
Buddy hails from the Atlanta, GA, area. In his spare time, he and his wife, Gina, enjoy playing golf, snow skiing, biking, and spending time with their college-aged son and daughter.
Vice President of Purchasing
Don Vlcek joined us in April 2007 as our Vice President of Purchasing. Since September 1997, Mr. Vlcek has owned Don Vlcek & Associates, Ltd. in Ann Arbor, MI, which is a convention keynote speaking and consulting company. As of January 2010, Don assumed his new role as President of Marco’s Pizza Distribution, LLC.
Chief Marketing Officer
Steve Seyferth became our Chief Marketing Officer in March 2017. Seyferth serves as the driving force behind all marketing strategies and communications for Marco’s Pizza at the national, regional and local levels.
Seyferth has spearheaded award-winning marketing campaigns for prestigious brands such as Kraft, Wheaties, Coors, Domino’s Pizza, Ford Motor Company and Gatorade, where he played an integral role in the launch of the “Be Like Mike” campaign featuring Michael Jordan. Seyferth also has a long history with Marco’s Pizza through his marketing company, SSG, LLC.