Senior Officers & Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Artie Starrs serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Pizza Hut Division, reporting directly to the Yum! Brands CEO. In this role, Starrs is responsible for driving Pizza Hut’s global growth strategies, franchise operations and performance. Prior to this, Starrs served as President of Pizza Hut U.S. with responsibility for the pizza restaurant company’s overall strategic vision and planning, including all aspects of the business, culture and people capability. Starrs retains direct leadership of Pizza Hut in the U.S. as part of his global responsibilities as Pizza Hut Division CEO. He previously served as General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Hut U.S., where he led the development and implementation of the brand’s current strategic roadmap. A proven growth mindset leader, Starrs has a passion for the customer experience and has established a well-deserved reputation for delivering results. Before joining Pizza Hut, Starrs served as Chief Financial Officer of Rave Cinemas. There, his strategic vision and optimization of the company’s capital structure and key operating initiatives led to the successful equity buyout of the company in 2009 and ultimate sale to Cinemark in 2013. He also previously spent several years with investment bank Wasserstein Perella & Co./Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. He received an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University.