Marco’s Pizza appoints Keith Sizemore to VP of Development from his previous operations position as VP of New Territory Development. Building from within, Marco’s looks to a future of continued franchise development led by Sizemore, who along with his wife Rocio own three Marco’s locations with a fourth in development. Having more than two decades of franchise industry experience coupled with business ownership, Sizemore brings a unique and innovative perspective to the leadership team. In this role, Sizemore sets an aggressive development goal to double Marco’s footprint over the next five years.
Sizemore was introduced to franchising at an early age, joining the Great American Cookie Company at age 17 under the reign of IFA Hall of Famer, Lawrence “Doc” Cohen. After a decade, Sizemore made the move to McDonald’s where he honed his franchising skills for another 13 years in various roles supporting franchisees, corporate stores, training, marketing and development. In 2016, he joined the Marco’s team as Director of Operations before progressing to VP of New Territory Development and becoming a multi-unit franchise owner with his wife before entering his new role with development.
“It’s an honor to be promoted to this position and focus on the development of the brand. Being a franchisee, I’ve witnessed our development processes first-hand so I am able to see the gaps and create efficiencies that will help us grow faster with a focus on providing an excellent experience for our franchisees,” said Sizemore. “Our goal is to become the fourth largest pizza brand in the country and I have full confidence we’ll get there. We have an incredible leadership team and I’m looking forward to playing a role in growing the Marco’s brand to new heights.”
“Keith has the right vision needed for this role and I anticipate his guidance and leadership will bring us continued growth and development success for years to come,” said SVP, Chief Experience Officer, Steve Seyferth, who oversees development.