Jim Schwartz is an experienced multi-unit and multi-brand senior executive with over 25 years of experience in strategic and operational brand leadership at NPC International. Jim is currently Chairman of NPC’s Executive Committee.
When Jim became President in 1995, the Company operated approximately 350 restaurants. In the past two decades, the number of units operated has increased significantly under Jim’s leadership. Jim also led the previously publicly traded NPC to a private buyback in 2001, and through two separate transactions in 2006 and 2011 selling the company to private equity firms.
Jim has been a Director of the Restaurant Supply Chains Solutions, LLC, the purchasing cooperative for the Pizza Hut system since its founding in 1999. He is actively involved in the Pizza Hut system and has served three full terms on the International Pizza Hut Franchise Association Board of Directors and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board. Jim has also served on the Pizza Hut Advertising Committee for many years.
In 2004, Jim was inducted into the Pizza Hut Franchisee Hall of Fame. Additionally, in 2013 Jim was awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Central Midwest Retail category for his leadership and strategic direction provided throughout his tenure at NPC.
Jim earned a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas.