How Nick Scarpino Went From Cashier to VP of Marketing and PR for Portillo’s




At 17, Nick Scarpino worked the cash register at Portillo’s. Today, he’s the VP of Marketing and PR for the brand.

Adweek recently named him to their list of “20 Rising Brand Stars Who Are Helping Make Chicago a Hub for Marketing, Tech and Culture.

He left Google to become the first employee in the company’s history to work on communication campaigns. Here he shares what he learned.