John H. Schnatter

Founder at Papa John's International, Inc.

John H. Schnatter

John H. Schnatter

Founder at Papa John's International, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, Inc.
PJ Eurasia LLC
Papa John's Hawaii LLC

RelSci Relationships

737

Primary Location

Anchorage, KY

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

11/23/1961 - Jeffersonville, IN, United States

Age

60

Number of Awards

1

Estimated Net Worth

$1B

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Vice President at The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, Inc.

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Secretary at PJ Food Service, Inc.

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Former Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons LLC

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Director at N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd.

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Former Chairman & President at International Federation of Accountants

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Director at Cia Goodyear del Peru SA

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Papa John's International, Inc.

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Founder at Richmond Global Ventures LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd.

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President at IMG Worldwide, Inc.

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John H. Schnatter
Founder at Papa John's International, Inc.
Education
Undergraduate Degree

Founded in 1918, Ball State is a state-assisted residential university in Muncie, Indiana, a midsize Midwestern city one hour northeast of Indianapolis. Ball State is ranked a research university, high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Individual programs are accredited by various regional and national organizations. At Ball State, they're more than just educatorsthey're educational entrepreneurs. Combining top-flight talent with the top-notch resources they have to offer, theirr students and faculty inject endless energy and creativity into what they teach and how they learn. The resulta university The Princeton Review calls one of the best in the Midwest. To fulfill Ball State's mission of fundamentally changing their students, researchers and external partners, they offer comprehensive academic opportunities, including about 180 undergraduate majors and preprofessional programs and more than 100 master's and doctoral degrees. Ball State's programs in architecture, telecommunications, landscape architecture, education, entrepreneurship and online master's degree in nursing are consistently ranked among the best in the nation. That excellence is only possible because of the quality of Ball State's faculty and their commitment to teaching. More than 90 percent of Ball State's classes are taught by professors. That's almost unheard of at an institution of Ball State's size. Ball State believes that for an educational experience to be successful, it should be just thatan experience. So Ball State has made a unique commitment to immersive learning programs that incorporate research, projects with community partners and capstone experiences into the curriculum. Acting, musical theatre, and telecommunications students participate in talent showcases in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Students in Ball State's entrepreneurship program face the ultimate pass or fail testto graduate, they must pitch a business plan that a panel of experts deems viable. Ball State enrolls about 21,000 students, with more than 17,800 attending on campus. Students come from 48 states, two U.S. territories, about 43 countries, and every Indiana county. Out-of-state students make up about 13 percent of on-campus enrollment, and ethnic minorities comprise about 12 percent. The university enrolls more than 675 international students. Today, Ball State's entrepreneurial spirit continues to shine through numerous expansions and additions of degree offerings, technological resources, immersive learning opportunities, community outreach projects, and state-of-the-art facilities. These investments are preparing bright students to take advantage of current and emerging job opportunities, meet society's most pressing needs and serve the communities in which they will live and work.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1984 - 2018

PJ Eurasia LLC operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants. Its products include pizzas, sides, salads, desserts and drinks. The firm offers traditional pizzas through its Papa John's restaurants. The company was founded by John Schnatter in 1984 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

Founder
1984 - 2019

As a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Papa John's founder John Schnatter felt there was something missing from national pizza chains – a superior-quality traditional pizza delivered right to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void. In 1983, John picked up his business degree from Ball State University and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at the age of 22, he knocked down the broom closet of his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), purchased $1600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering pizzas out of the back of the bar. From day one, John knew he could make a better pizza by using fresh dough and superior-quality ingredients, and he refused to sway from that commitment to quality. It worked, and people loved his pizza. In 1984, John opened his first Papa John's restaurant, and Papa John's has been going strong ever since. Today, Papa John's is the recognized leader of the pizza category and now owns or franchises more than 3,500 restaurants in all 50 states and 29 countries. More than 25 years later, one thing remains the same – Papa John's is still fully committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."

Founder
1984 - Prior

Papa John's Hawaii LLC engages in the management and franchising pizza delivery and carryout restaurants. The company was founded by John H. Schnatter in 1984 and is headquartered in Louisville, KY.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2018

PJ Eurasia LLC operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants. Its products include pizzas, sides, salads, desserts and drinks. The firm offers traditional pizzas through its Papa John's restaurants. The company was founded by John Schnatter in 1984 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1984 - 2019

As a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Papa John's founder John Schnatter felt there was something missing from national pizza chains – a superior-quality traditional pizza delivered right to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void. In 1983, John picked up his business degree from Ball State University and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at the age of 22, he knocked down the broom closet of his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), purchased $1600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering pizzas out of the back of the bar. From day one, John knew he could make a better pizza by using fresh dough and superior-quality ingredients, and he refused to sway from that commitment to quality. It worked, and people loved his pizza. In 1984, John opened his first Papa John's restaurant, and Papa John's has been going strong ever since. Today, Papa John's is the recognized leader of the pizza category and now owns or franchises more than 3,500 restaurants in all 50 states and 29 countries. More than 25 years later, one thing remains the same – Papa John's is still fully committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2017

The University of Louisville Athletic Association is organized to develop intercollegiate athletic teams composed of students of the University of Louisville and to schedule and manage intercollegiate athletic contests, all in the harmony with and in subjection to the general education policy of the University of Louisville.

Vice Chairman Pro tem, Board of Trustees
2017 - 2018

The Foundation's funds are invested in preferred and common stock, corporate bonds, mutual funds, real estate, US Government securities, investments in partnerships and annuities.

Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
2016 - 2018

The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university's 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1M
2019

Since 1899, Simmons has offered a pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduate women integrated with professional work experience. Today, Simmons also encompasses the many benefits of a small university, including renowned coeducational graduate programs in health sciences, education, liberal arts, library and information science, management, and social work. They also offer an MBA program designed specifically for women.

$25K - $50K
2010

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), formerly known as CaP CURE, is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research. PCF was founded in 1993 in order to discover better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. As of 2012, PCF has raised more than $500 million for research and funded more than 1,600 research projects at nearly 200 institutions in 17 countries. In the past 2 years, 5 new drugs that extend the lives of men with metastatic prostate cancer have been approved by the FDA. PCF initiated and supported academic treatment science that fast-forwarded every one of these approvals.

$100K - $500K
2009

Louisville Zoo is an American private company located in Louisville, KY. The firm operates zoological garden.

Political Donations
$3,000
2014

Senator at Office of the Senator from Florida, Rick Scott

Advisors
Advisor

Professional at Sitrick and Company

Awards & Honors
Rank #1940
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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