June 16th, 2019
How do you earn the respect of seasoned executives when stepping into a family-owned company? And how do you separate work and family when working side-by-side with siblings?
John Patrick Lopez always knew he wanted to pursue a career in the McDonald’s system and thought he would be a franchisee like his parents and sisters before him. Instead, JP utilized opportunities that led him to become a significant part of an award-winning supplier for the entire system.
Listen in as John Patrick describes the value of gaining experience outside a family business, how starting at the bottom and working every job on the way up contributes to a successful executive position, and how to maintain a healthy relationship with your brother while sharing leadership roles in the same company.
John Patrick Lopez is the Chief Operating Officer of Lopez Foods, promoted in 2016 after serving various positions of responsibility in multiple facilities. Having grown up working for his parents in their McDonald’s restaurants, John Patrick has worked in essentially every business area within the McDonald’s corporate enterprise, including logistics at Martin-Brower Company before moving to OKC to work at Lopez Foods.
John Patrick serves as Chairman for multiple committees, including Opening Doors, Finding Hope Capital Campaign benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of OKC, as well as the FBI Citizens Academy. John Patrick and his wife, Jeannie, live in Edmond, OK, with their two sons.