Ken C. Calwell has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. since December 2011. Mr. Calwell has been the President of Papa Murphy’s International, LLC (formerly Papa Murphy’s International Inc.) since June 6, 2011 and also its Chief Executive Officer since December 31, 2011.
Mr. Calwell served as the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Food Innovation Officer of Wendy’s International, Inc., a public company, from July 2008 to June 2011. Mr. Calwell served as an Executive Vice President of Build the Brand at Dominos Pizza Inc., from July 2001 to May 2008 and served as its Chief Marketing Officer until May 2008. Before joining Domino’s Pizza, Inc., Mr. Calwell served as the Vice President of New Product Development at Wendy’s International, Inc. from October 1998 to June 2001. He served as Executive Vice President of Research & Development at Domino’s Pizza.
He joined Papa Murphy’s with over 20 years of leadership experience at large quick service restaurant chains. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Wendy’s International where he was accountable for all Brand Marketing, Advertising, New Product Development, Pricing, Field Marketing, and Research and Development. Mr. Calwell served as Vice President of New Product Marketing, Research & Testing of Wendy’s International Inc. from 1998 to June 2001. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Calwell served as a Senior Director of Marketing–food service for the Frito Lay division of PepsiCo Inc. and from 1988 to 1996, he served in various marketing positions for PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut division, including Senior Director of Marketing from 1995 to 1996 and The Pillsbury Company.