Marco’s Pizza Hires New VP of Construction and New VP of Real Estate
Sustain Marco’s pizza and its unprecedented growth trajectory, The nation’s fastest growing pizza brand announces the appointment of David Gladstone – Vice President of Construction and Paul Williams – Vice President of Real Estate. Together they bring more than five decades of experience to the development team led by recently appointed Director of Development, Gerardo Flores. Under new leadership, Marco’s is refining its franchise development program by sophisticatedly streamlining the process and driving strategic expansion.
With over 30 years of experience in restaurant development, Gladstone has held various positions in real estate, construction and procurement for Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Focus Brands, Noodles & Company, Jamba Juice, and Quiznos. As he transitions into this new role, he will work hand-in-hand with his team to support franchisees through their site selection and construction process, providing early stage guidance and management. at the end of the construction process to ensure that new Marco’s Pizza stores are built efficiently and quickly.
Williams is an accomplished real estate professional with extensive experience in restaurant and retail real estate. He previously served as Director of Real Estate at Jersey Mike’s Subs, Director of Real Estate at Jack in the Box, Inc. and Director of Development at Dunkin’ Brands. Her knowledge and experience with these fast-growing franchise brands aligns with Marco’s vision for national growth as she charts her next 1,000 units.
Marco’s currently spans over 1,100 stores in 33 states, with locations in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Franchise expansion continues to accelerate with more than 200 stores in various stages of development and more than 350 deals signed, all while achieving record performance, exceeding $1 billion in annual system-wide sales.
“David and Paul are wonderful additions to our outstanding development team and great assets to our current and future franchisees,” says Flores. “Their extensive experience and trusted status within the franchise industry makes them an ideal partner for our sophisticated approach to franchise development. As we look to Marco’s next era of growth, we are expanding our teams at every level – sales, real estate, construction, etc. – with top talent like David and Paul From there, our internal teams will sync and create efficiencies through process protocols that deliver brilliant results.”
“Not only are we performing strongly, but our franchise development pipeline remains strong and healthy,” says Tony Libardi, co-CEO and president of Marco’s Pizza. “As we continue to grow with multi-unit franchisees and expand our brand footprint, we are committed to providing a comprehensive development support system, including technology and tools to help identify the right territories for the expansion as well as expertise in finance, real estate, construction management and field operations. It all starts with the right team, and I’m confident we have the right players to propel Marco’s into its next phase. of rapid growth.
The news and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by WTWH Media LLC.