Meet the Management Team
Chairman & CEO
John 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 Operating Officer
Bryon Stephens has been our President and Chief Operating Officer 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.
Executive Vice President of Operations
Tony Libardi has been our Executive Vice President of Operations since June, 2014. 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.
Chief Development Officer
Recently named Chief Development Officer, Cameron Cummins held the title of Vice President of Franchise Development since April, 2014. Mr. Cummins was our Vice President of Franchise Marketing and Recruitment for MFS from January 2006 to April, 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 said.
Buddy hails from the Atlanta, Georgia 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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Catherine Hull has been our Vice President of Marketing since December 2013. Ms. Hull was the Chief Marketing Officer for Fazoli’s, LLC in Lexington, KY from August, 2009 through November 2013 and was responsible for all aspects of the marketing and culinary functions. From May, 2001 through July, 2009 Ms. Hull was the Vice President, Strategy and Brand Marketing for Papa John’s International, Louisville, KY and was responsible for developing brand positioning, monitoring brand image and driving the overall marketing strategy and planning for domestic operations.
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, Michigan which is a convention keynote speaking and consulting company. As of January 1 2010, Don assumed his new role as President of Marco’s Pizza Distribution, LLC.