Stephen Salis

Co-Founder and CEO, &pizza

Industry: Retail and Food

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Steve Salis is an entrepreneur and expert in the retail and food industries. He started his career in New York City working his way up from a nightclub doorman, to a consultant helping ailing restaurants turn their businesses around, to restaurant owner and current role as CEO of &pizza.

Since co-founding &pizza in mid 2012, the company has become the fastest growing retailer in the Washington area, on pace to open 25 locations in just over 3 years.

Steve has been recognized as one of the top “30 under 30 Entrepreneurs” in the region and named one of the “In the Capital’s 50 on Fire.”  Steve is best known for his true grit, his love of sports, entrepreneurial vision and his ability to lead and inspire his team of over 300 employees.

Steve’s other notable accomplishments include being chosen as New Hampshire’s top high school basketball player and subsequent selection to McDonald’s All American basketball team.  Steve earned a scholarship to the University of New Hampshire.