On this episode, J.P. Lopez shares 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.
Bigger Than Business is the show where you’ll discover real-world stories of business owners living their purpose. You’ll encounter men and women all over the world who draw strength from understanding why they do what they do and how they remain true to that purpose through the ups and downs every business owner will face.