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.
Tony Libardi has been the President of Marco’s Pizza since January 1, 2017, with a focus on people, product and process to uphold the brand promise and grow to new heights. Since June 2014, he had been our Executive Vice President of Operations, 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.
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.
Chief Development Officer
John brings more than 30 years of experience in Development and Franchising with multiple concepts, from small emerging brands to large, mature, publicly held companies.
John joined Marco’s Pizza Franchising in 2016 as Vice President of Franchise Development Services, focused on building the support systems and processes for new store development. In 2017, John was promoted to Chief Development Officer, leading the Marco’s development team for Franchise Sales, Real Estate, Design and Construction.
Prior to Marco’s, John worked with Luxottica North America on Franchise Strategy for the Pearle Vision brand. He has also worked with brands including TGI Friday’s, Jack in the Box, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill and Long John Silver’s.