Growing up in Southwest Minneapolis, JD’s favorite night was when the local Chanticlear pizza delivery arrived. As a young boy, he was thrilled when his essay on ‘Why Pizza is the Best Food’ won him a spot in a group selected by his home-town newspaper to go around to a dozen top pizzerias in Minneapolis and rate them. For years after that outing his father would tell the story of how JD ‘campaigned’ all night to make sure his favorite – Chanticlear – came out on top! After receiving his MBA from the University of Minnesota, JD spent over 20 years working in Marketing, Sales, and Operations for leading food companies such as Frito-Lay, Sara Lee, and Pepperidge Farm. Today, JD is our Chief Operating Officer. His mission is to make sure that every Chanticlear Frozen pizza sold is awesome and our customers have an amazing experience.