Papa John’s names new global chief marketing officer

Karlin Linhardt has been named as Papa John’s new global chief marketing officer. Linhardt joins the Papa John’s team from Subway, where he was the former senior vice president of marketing.

Steve Ritchie, Papa John’s president and CEO said, “Karlin is a seasoned marketing executive who I am confident will contribute to our brand value proposition. The addition of Karlin as global chief marketing officer is one of the many significant steps we’ve taken to improve our brand differentiation, which includes enhancing our quality positioning in the category. Karlin’s combined restaurant, franchise and consumer brand experience make him an excellent addition to the Papa John’s leadership team.”

In response, Linhardt said, “I am excited to join Papa John’s and begin working with the talented leadership and marketing teams to build upon the work underway. I’m a fan of Papa John’s high-quality product, and I look forward to helping tell that quality story to customers in new ways.”