Ryan Novak ’11 rose from the ranks of dishwasher to owner of the Chocolate Pizza Company. After working at the company for six years, Novak bought the business at the age of 21 and has led an explosive expansion with sales up 365 percent in just three years. The company’s products are now sold at more than 1,200 retailers nationwide including Hallmark, Lori’s Gifts, Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods (Field & Stream) and Kinney Drugs. The Chocolate Pizza Company was featured on the popular Food Network show “Unwrapped” and on ABC News. Inc. Magazine also featured the company.
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