Blaze Pizza names Jim Mizes president and CEO

May 11, 2017

Jim Mizes Photo: Blaze Pizza

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza has promoted Jim Mizes to president and CEO, the company said Thursday, giving the chain’s former chief operating officer the keys to the rapidly growing fast-casual pizza concept.

Mizes has been with Los Angeles-based Blaze Pizza since 2012. The company said he would spearhead its continued growth.

“Jim is uniquely suited to take over the CEO role at our organization,” Blaze Pizza co-founder Rick Wetzel said in a statement. “He combines a background in finance and restaurant operations with decades of experience helping startup brands at systems and process so they can