Mandy Shaw joined Blaze Pizza as chief financial officer in January 2018 and became the brand’s president and chief executive officer in November 2019. For 17 years now, Shaw has been an influential player in the franchise industry – serving large international companies like Bloomin’ Brands as chief accounting officer, chief information officer and chief financial officer of the International Division. After 13 years, she joined Blaze Pizza, eager to leverage her background and experience to catapult the brand to tremendous growth and scale. Despite facing an unpredictable worldwide pandemic and the complexities of mandated closures and CDC guidelines, Shaw’s agility, leadership and hands-on approach has enabled Blaze Pizza to weather the storm and positioned the brand to accelerate growth in 2022 and beyond. She has been recognized by her peers and publications in the industry in the 50 Most influential women in foodservice by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2020, 2021 and 2022 on the Power List, as one of the 25 Most influential women in foodservice in 2022 and was recently featured on Los Angeles Times C-Suite Magazine’s CEO Leadership List and Inspirational Women in Leadership List. She was in the Top 25 Fast Casual Movers & Shakers of 2021 and 2022 and on the Female Fast Risers at Franchising.com in 2021.