Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit May 30-31, 2012 The Hilton Toronto Hotel Founding Producer GE Capital


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Ken Otto

Chief Operating Officer | Boston Pizza International Inc.


Ken Otto joined Boston Pizza International in June 2004. In his position as Chief Operating Officer, Otto is responsible for the ongoing strategic development of the Boston Pizza brand in Canada, food services operations, purchasing, construction and design, and franchising.

Previous to joining the organization, Ken was employed by the Airport Terminal Restaurants division of Cara Operations Ltd. where he held a number of positions, including Chief Operating Officer (2001 – 2004), Assistant Vice- President (1999 – 2000) and General Manager (1998 – 1999).

Ken held senior management positions with Moxie's Restaurants, including Director, Franchise and Corporate Development from 1997 to 1998 and Regional Manager from
1996 - 1997. From 1987 to 1996, Otto worked as a consultant to Canada's hospitality industry with the firms Price Waterhouse and Panel Kerr Forster.

Ken has lived and worked in Calgary and Vancouver, and he currently resides in Toronto with his wife Julie and two children, Alex and Jack. An avid skier in the winter, Ken enjoys time on the water during the summer months with his family.

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