Pizza Patrón announced today that it has promoted Victor Vazquez to vice president of business development. Vazquez will be focused on both domestic growth strategies and international expansion.
“Victor is a proven business leader and strategist that keeps the company’s growth and vision at the forefront of every business decision he makes,” said Antonio Swad, CEO of Pizza Patrón. “He’s spearheaded many intricate and difficult tactics that have been pivotal in positioning and revitalizing the growth of our brand.”
Vazquez joined Pizza Patrón in 2010 and has served in multiple leadership and project management positions within the company. His adept communications and negotiating skills have become widely recognized for achieving strong results as a recent industry trade publication noted his ‘tact and amicable approach’ has earned him the nickname the ‘velvet hammer.’
“The vision for the growth of the brand has always been very clear. However, we’ve had many obstacles interfering with our trajectory,” said Vazquez. “Now with clear skies, and our plane fueled and free of parasite drag, we are ready to reach our destination.”
Victor will spearhead the company’s North American franchise development as well as all international growth opportunities. Vazquez will report directly to Andrew Gamm, executive vice president of Pizza Patrón, and Antonio Swad, the company CEO.
Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to making its promise of “Más Pizza. Menos Dinero.” a reality for every customer. From the beginning, the brand has been recognized for its ‘fresh-dough’ pizza, its low prices and its trademark “friendly, bicultural service.” In 2007, the company drew international media attention with its PIZZA POR PESOS program when it began accepting Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants. In 2012, the company’s PIZZA POR FAVOR promotion that gave free pizzas to anyone who ordered in Spanish sparked international news coverage and lively debate throughout the U.S. Today, Pizza Patrón is the leading Mexican pizza brand in the U.S. and remains dedicated to bringing its unique experience to life with every pizza made, and in every community it serves.