Episode Five | Part One: Scott Svenson

Episode Information

This week David is joined by Scott Svenson, the co-founder, and CEO of MOD PIZZA. After founding and selling a couple of businesses in the UK, Scott and his wife returned to the Pacific Northwest where they built a family-friendly pizza restaurant that was fast, healthy, and affordable. In part one, Scott shares why he fell in love with entrepreneurship, what he’s learned from failure, the inspiration for building and then selling the Seattle Coffee Company, and why he decided to get into the pizza industry.

About Scott Svenson:
After founding and selling two successful businesses in the U.K. – Seattle Coffee Company and Carluccio’s Ltd. – Scott and and his wife Ally returned to their hometown of Seattle to raise their family. With four growing boys, they soon discovered a need for family-friendly dining options that were fast, healthy, and affordable. They wondered, was there a way to innovate this restaurant segment? Soon their entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and they began exploring ideas that combined their love of business, people and purpose. The goal? Create a people-first culture where everyone could thrive. The result was MOD Pizza. The first MOD opened in 2008 in downtown Seattle, and the “pizza with a purpose” brand grew from there. Today, Scott serves as MOD’s CEO and Ally as MOD’s Protector of the Purpose.