Leading One of the Top Franchises to Own

Steven Jackson

Steven E. Jackson

President & CEO

In 1973, Steve began working at a carry-out and delivery pizzeria as a delivery driver. This pizzeria would become Hungry Howie's Pizza. Steve's hardwork and determination led him to become President of Hungry Howie's Pizza in 1981. He has been an officer and director of Hungry Howie's Distributing since its incorporation in 1986. Additionally, Steve owns and operates 11 very successful pizza franchise locations in the metro Detroit area.


Rob Elliot

Rob Elliott

Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing

Rob has had an exciting career in franchise marketing, specifically in the quick-service restaurant category. He began his career at Little Caesar's Enterprises in 1980 as a store manager, eventually becoming Vice President of Marketing. Rob left Little Caesar's in 1995 to become Managing Partner of Bozell Worldwide, a top tier advertising agency. From 1999 until 2003, Rob was Executive Vice President of Marketing for Quiznos Subs, a Colorado-based sandwich franchise. Rob joined Papa Murphy's Take'n'Bake Pizza from 2003 until 2006 as Executive Vice President of Marketing. In 2011, Rob joined the Hungry Howie's family as Vice President of Strategic Marketing. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Stragetic Marketing in 2015.


Movses Shrikian

Movses J. Shrikian

Vice President & General Counsel

Moe wrote his first franchise agreement in 1985 and has been involved in franchising ever since. From 1986 until 1990, Moe was Corporate Counsel to Vartan Enterprises, Inc., a prominent Pennsylvania-based real estate development company. Moe returned to Michigan in 1990 and established a private law practice, concentrating in franchising, licensing, and real estate law. In 1994, Moe was named Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for Papa Romano’s Enterprises, Inc., a Michigan-based pizza franchise. In 2007, Moe joined Wireless Giant, a regional retail cellular phone store chain, as Vice President of Franchising and General Counsel. For 5 years, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Moe joined the Hungry Howie’s family in 2012 as Vice President and General Counsel. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Pennsylvania and a member of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Moe is on the Advisory Board of Northwood University’s Franchise Management degree program. He is a licensed real estate broker.


Jim Murabito

Jim Murabito

Vice President of Product Management

From 1986 until 2014, Jim was employed in various capacities at Domino's Pizza. He began his tenure at Domino's as Team Leader in a distribution center and worked his way up to Supply Chain Director. In 2009, he was named Domino's Vice President of Product Management. Jim joined Hungry Howie's Pizza in 2013 in the role of Vice President of Product Management.


Paul Pfeiffer

Paul Pfeiffer

Vice President of Operations

Paul started his career in 1980 at Little Caesar's Enterprises, where he worked his way up from a store manager trainee to Regional Director of Franchise Services. In 2000, Paul left Caesar's for Tubby's Grilled Submarines, a Michigan-based sandwich franchise, where he was Director of Operations from 2000 until 2004. Paul joined Hungry Howie's Pizza in 2004 as Director of Operations. In 2007, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations.


Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Jackson

Vice President of Development

Jennifer has been involved with Hungry Howie’s Pizza since age 10 and officially started as a Hungry Howie’s employee in 1998 as Fundraising Coordinator. In 2000, she was promoted to Director of Marketing and in 2005, Jennifer was named Director of Marketing & Franchise Development. After taking a brief hiatus to work in various other marketing and franchise positions, Jennifer returned to Hungry Howie’s in 2012 as Director of Franchise Development. Jennifer restructured the department and qualification process. In 2015, she was named Vice President of Development.


Jeff Rinke

Jeff Rinke

Vice President of Marketing

Jeff joined the Hungry Howie's team in 1987. In 1996, he became Vice President of Marketing & Product Development. Jeff owns and operates a Hungry Howie's Pizza in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI and is very involved in the American Pizza Community.


David Yeager

Director of Accounting

After working as a high school teacher, CPA, and meat processor, Dave was employed by Little Caesar's Enterprises from 1986 until 2004. In 1996, he was named Little Caesar's Senior Director of Finance and Accounting. Dave founded his own CPA firm, DY Associates, in 2004. From 2009 until 2010, he was employed at Wow Green International, an environmentally-friendly cleaning product distributor, as Controller. Dave joined Hungry Howie's Pizza in 2010 as the Director of Accounting.


Dan McKay

Director of Information Technology

Dan began working with Hungry Howie's in 1997 as the primary consultant for Hungry Howie’s first consumer website. In 1999, he offically became part of the Hungry Howie's team in the role of Network Administrator. In 2006, he expanded the department and moved into the role of IT Manager. Dan was named Director of IT in 2011.

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