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Papa Johns Retains Blue Rock to Lead VP, DEI Search

Sarasota, FL – Blue Rock Search is pleased to announce that the firm has been retained to lead the search for Papa Johns’ next VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky, Papa Johns International, Inc. is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company, with over 5,200 establishments across 44 countries/territories and in all 50 U.S. states.

The next VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will lead the way in implementing the company’s “Doing Better” commitment to DEI. It reads, “We are steadfast in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all who work with us, who partner with us, and importantly, who enjoy our product. We will unite as a company, guide and support each other, and hold each other accountable in embracing the global, diverse nature of Papa John’s. Together, we’re going to do better.”

Ruben Moreno, Founder and HR Practice Leader at Blue Rock Search, said, “We are honored to support Papa Johns in the search for their next VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I believe being chosen for this search is a testament to our team’s continued commitment to placing diverse and exceptionally talented individuals in positions where they can affect real change beyond the DE&I space, but enterprise wide, as well. Papa Johns has a mission to create a diverse and inclusive global brand and we are thrilled to work alongside their organization as trusted thought-partners, filling the critical roles that are necessary to meet that evolving objective.


About Blue Rock Search

Blue Rock Search ( is an MBE Certified, 100% minority/female-owned executive search firm specializing in the targeted identification, assessment, and placement of high-impact leaders for their clients. Their founding partners are respected, trusted thought leaders, collectively bringing over 75 years of direct, relevant search experience to their four dedicated practices: HR/Diversity, Franchise, Customer Experience, and Higher Education Executive Search. Blue Rock’s agile service delivery model is designed to flex to the unique needs and expectations of any search, and quickly fill critical roles. Blue Rock Search believes the starting point for a successful search is a strong client relationship built on their core values of trust, mutuality, and commitment—creating “Relationships Built to Last.”

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