Scott Svenson, CEO, co-founder (MOD Pizza)

Nov 30, 2016, 2:00 – 5:00 AM

Pivotal Labs at Galvanize, 111 so. jackson st, Seattle, 98101

Scott Svenson is the co-founder and CEO of MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC ( the pioneer in the fast casual pizza market. MOD, which was the fastest growing restaurant chain in the US in 2015, is a culture-centric business inspired by a purpose of making positive social impact. As of September 2016, the company had 151 stores trading across the US (up from 92 at the end 2015).

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Scott is also the Founder and Managing Partner of The Sienna Group LLC, a long-term orientated investment holding company based in Seattle with a diverse set of holdings. 

In 1994, Scott and his wife Ally co-founded Seattle Coffee Company, the first gourmet coffee retailer and wholesaler in the UK and one of the first outside of the US. As CEO,Scott built the business to 75 retail locations in under three years, and managed the sale of the company to Starbucks in May 1998. 

Following the sale, Scott assumed the role of President – Starbucks UK and subsequently President – Starbucks Europe, during which time he authored the company’s European Strategic Plan. Following the sale of Seattle Coffee Company, Scott helped launch Carluccio’s, an innovative Italian deli-café concept. Over 11 years, Scott helped build an award winning concept trading in over 50 locations in the UK and Middle East. Carluccio’s went public in 2006 and was subsequently sold to a strategic buyer in 2010. 

From mid-2009 through October 2012, Scott served as the Chairman and Managing Partner of Freestone Capital, the largest independent wealth and asset management in the greater Seattle area.

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  • Scott Svenson, CEO, co-founder

    MOD Pizza



Wednesday, November 30, 2016
2:00 AM – 5:00 AM UTC


Networking and Great Food
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Fireside Chat ends


  • Robert Green

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Shawn McGaff


    Co Director

  • Eduardo Altamirano

    Assistant to the Director

  • Julie Zhu


  • Mike Grabham

    Esidarap inc


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