ABOUT

Made right in front of you, in just a couple of minutes, for the freshest pizza you’ll ever eat. Our hand crafted, delicious pizza, made with only the finest ingredients - San Marzano organic tomatoes, locally sourced* produce, all natural meats and cheese - is made to honor the heritage of Naples. Live Basil Pizza is the place for fast, fresh, great tasting, hearth-baked authentic Neapolitan pizza with an engaging experience for lunch or dinner.

Quality Ingredients

ORGANIC


We source safe soil organic ingredients, without modifications, from local growers whenever possible

NATURAL


Our mozzarella, aged provolone, shaved Parmesan, goat + ricotta cheeses are all-natural and delicious

AUTHENTIC


We use authentic San Marzano tomatoes and infuse our recipes with the finest Italian olive oil

LIVE


We grow our basil here + handpick it fresh to fill your pizza order with all vitamins and minerals intact

Company

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  • Rick Schaden

    Rick Schaden is Founder and Chairman of Consumer Concept Partners, and is actively involved in building the firm into a nationally recognized private investment, concept development, strategic advisory and causal marketing firm.
    Mr. Schaden is majority shareholder and principal owner of Smashburger, USA Pro Challenge, Tom’s Urban 24, Live Basil Pizza and has investments Front Range Partners and Centennial Bank. Rick graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado with a degree in business management and finance.

    Tom Ryan

    Managing Partner And Chief Concept Officer, CCG

    Tom Ryan is the Managing Partner and Chief Concept Officer of Consumer Capital Partners, where he is actively involved in building the firm into a nationally recognized private investment, concept development and strategic advisory firm focused on consumer-centric, multi-unit businesses. Mr. Ryan leads the concept, product and brand development services of Consumer Capital Partners and is acting Executive Director of America’s Road Home.

    Tom has 20+ years of experience in marketing, branding, consumer research and concept/product development for package goods and restaurant/retail companies. He was the President of the Ventures group, Chief Marketing Officer and Branding Officer at Quiznos. Prior to that he was EVP, Worldwide Chief Concept Officer for McDonald’s Corporation, and held the titles of US Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Menu Management at McDonald’s. Before McDonald’s, Mr. Ryan was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Long John Silver’s. He started his restaurant career at Pizza Hut and was an officer in the Marketing, Research & Development and Business Development areas. Mr. Ryan also has packaged goods experience at both Pillsbury and Procter & Gamble.

    Mr. Ryan is known for developing business building concepts, products and marketing programs throughout his career, including Pizza Hut’s Stuffed Crust Pizza and Lovers™ line, McGriddles, Big ‘n Tasty, Dollar Menu and Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits at McDonald’s and Steakhouse Beef Dip, Prime Rib and Sammies at Quiznos. Mr. Ryan developed our better burger casual concept: Smashburger. He and his team also developed several multi-million dollar concepts now operating at Denver International Airport.

    Mr. Ryan received his doctorate in flavor and fragrance chemistry, his master’s in lipid toxicology and his undergraduate degree in food science, all from Michigan State University.

    Tom sat on the advisory board of Source Foods and has served on the board of Dominican University Graduate Business School in Chicago, Illinois.

    Tom’s was recently named one of Gourmet magazine’s the Top 25 American Food Entrepreneurs.

    Josh Kern

    Chief Marketing Officer, CCG

    Josh oversees all of Tom’s Urban 24, Live Basil Pizza and USA Pro Cycling marketing efforts. Prior to joining CCG, Kern held marketing leadership roles with Comex Group, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Quiznos Master LLC, The Integer Group and the United States Senate.  Josh resides in Denver, Colorado.

    Mike Manning

    Mike Manning, Chief Operating Officer Consumer Concept Group. Mike oversees all of Live Basil Pizza operations. Prior to joining Live Basil Pizza, Manning held  operations leadership roles with  Quiznos including QA, Operations and research and development. He also held various operational positions with Boston Market, R.J Gator’s and Steak & Ale restaurants.  Mike is an avid musician.

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DENVER