John H. Schnatter

Founder Chairman at Papa John's International, Inc.

John H. Schnatter

John H. Schnatter

Founder Chairman at Papa John's International, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

The John H. Schnatter Family Foundation, Inc.
Papa John's
Papa John's International, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

742

Primary Location

Anchorage, KY

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

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

Age

56

Number of Awards

1

Estimated Net Worth

$1B

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Founder at Tandem Public Relations LLC

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Secretary at PJ Food Service, Inc.

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

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Co-President at IMG Worldwide, Inc.

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Former President & Director at International Federation of Accountants

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Executive Director at N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd.

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Founder at Texas Roadhouse, Inc.

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Former Executive Chairman, International Lease Finance Corporation at AIG

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

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

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John H. Schnatter
Founder Chairman 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 educators—they'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 result—a 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 that—an 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 test—to 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
Founder Chairman
1984 - Prior

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."

Chief Executive Officer
1984 - 2018

Papa John's Eurasia Ltd. 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 - 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
Member, Board of Directors
1984 - Current

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
Current
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2018

Papa John's Eurasia Ltd. 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.

Member, Advisory Council
Current

The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. The Center museum captures the inspiration derived from the story of Muhammad Ali’s incredible life and the six core principles that have fueled his journey.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2017

The University of Louisville Athletic Association is organized to support and counsel our student-athletes so they will maximize their potential at U of L and be successful in preparing for their future lives.

Member, Board of Directors
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.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1M

Louisville Zoo is a private company headquartered in Louisville, KY. The firm operates zoological garden.

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Advisors
Advisor

Professional at Sitrick and Company

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