Paul Morris Named Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Pizza Hut Digital Ventures
May 12, 2020 – Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Pizza Hut Digital Ventures is an in-house startup of Pizza Hut, committed to building innovative digital solutions and providing customers with an exceptional experience. The innovative start up provides best of breed technologies to build the next generation pizza ordering and delivery platform.
Pizza Hut Digital Ventures has appointed Paul Morris to Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Morris brings extensive global expertise in digital transformation having led business strategy with a clear focus on the customer experience. He has led transformation of consumer propositions, marketing strategy, data and digital in retail, banking and healthcare, delivering significant commercial value working in diverse cultures and organisation structures across Europe, Scandinavia and Asia-Pacific.
Recently, Morris served as Group Ecommerce and Digital Director of SpecSavers, where he added significant brand and commercial value, covering all aspects of Specsavers digital transformation, and delivering its multichannel strategy across an international marketplace.
ON Partners’ consultant Marc Gasperino is proud to have partnered with Pizza Hut Digital Ventures and Paul Morris on this successful placement. This is the second collaboration for Gasperino and ON Partners with Pizza Hut, having successfully placed the Chief Technology Officer, Aditi Agarwal, in late 2019.
Pizza Hut has also been stepping up for its global customer base during the pandemic, offering contact-free delivery, providing free pizzas for healthcare heroes, and hiring over 30,000 permanent positions. ON Partners is proud to collaborate with Pizza Hut, and we have celebrated their work during this pandemic in our ON Client Community Series.
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates over 18,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. With easy order options including the Pizza Hut app, mobile site, and Amazon and Google devices, Pizza Hut is committed to providing an easy pizza experience – from order to delivery – and has Hut Rewards, the Pizza Hut loyalty program that offers points for every dollar spent on food any way you order. Pizza Hut is also the proprietor of The Literacy Project, an initiative designed to enable access, empower teachers and inspire a lifelong love of reading. The program is rooted in the foundation set by the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which is the longest-running corporate supported literacy program, impacting more than 14 million students each year. For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com. Pizza Hut is the Official and Only Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and NCAA®.
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