Team

Eric P. Wortham, Chairman & Director of Pizza World

Mr. Wortham has held his positions with Pizza World since its incorporation.  Currently, he also serves as President of Wortham Development Incorporated, which he has held since 1991. Mr. Wortham was responsible for the formation of Pizza World USA Franchise Corporation.  He was responsible for the initial development of the Pizza World operating system. In addition, he was personally responsible for creating a turnkey store package that enables franchisees to build out their stores less stressful.  Mr. Wortham also developed the Operations Manual, Training Manual. In addition, he was instrumental in creating the Marketing Manual for all franchisees, along with a state-of-the-art menu for Pizza World.

Before 1991, Mr. Wortham spent three years as a finance and insurance consultant for primary automotive dealers in the Midwest. Mr. Wortham’s educational background is Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing and Management.

Ryan Wortham, Director of Operations & Training for Pizza World

Mr. Wortham has held this position at Pizza World since May 2009. During this time, Mr. Wortham has been instrumental in developing Pizza Worlds’ new product development.  Mr. Wortham has also Directed training and assisted in new store openings.  Mr. Wortham currently owns his own Pizza World Franchise.  This store serves as one of two training facilities for Pizza World USA Franchise Corp.

Bruce Shurtleff, Training Coordinator/Corporate Representative of Pizza World

Mr. Shurtleff has held various positions with Pizza World. Mr. Shurtleff is responsible for assisting new store openings and for training new franchisees.  Mr. Shurtleff served in the USMC
from 1991 – 19941994 – 1997 Bruce served as General Manager for Pizza World in Belleville IL.1997 – 2006 Bruce served as a manager/trainer for Panera Bread 2005 – 2012 Bruce served as Manager and research developer for LongHorn Steak House 2012 to present Pizza World Bruce has served as General Manager and corporate trainer.

Karen Halfpop, Website Coordinator

Ms. Halfpop graduated from College with degrees in English and CommunicationKaren has held positions in Marketing for various companies.  Since 2014 Karen has owned her own business specializing in web design, social media, and graphic design.

Felicia Pettigrew, Marketing Director

With a BS Degree in Graphic Design from Huntington University, Felicia Pettigrew launched Felicia Joyce Designs, LLC (FJDESIGN) in 2013.  The purpose of FJDESIGN is to be a place people can come for any design needs; photography, branding, design, decor, you name it. Her hope in this adventure is that, through FJDESIGN, she can show authenticity, inspire others, always communicate joy in life and remind people of the power of the arts.  She joined Pizza World in 2017, eager to tackle any design requests needed.