Marco’s Pizza has named Tony Libardi as executive vice president of Operations.
According to a news release, prior to joining Marco’s Pizza, Libardi spent 10 years running a $1 billion division for Burger King as the VP of Company Operations U.S. During his tenure, Burger King saw a 6.5-percent sales increase and a 35-percent restaurant profitability increase year over year in 2012.
Libardi also ran the joint venture between Magic Johnson and Burger King, serving as the principle liaison in a marketing initiative. Libardi’s primary responsibility was assembling and managing the 30 restaurant portfolio with locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Birmingham, Ala., Atlanta and Miami.
"We are at a pivotal point in our growth phase and the greatest advantage we have over our competition is our leadership and our people," CEO Jack Butorac said in the release. "Libardi’s record of success in growing businesses into highly profitable enterprises in a short period of time while exceeding expectations on people development and operational standards will benefit our brand tremendously as we continue on the fast-track for growth."