Brian Niccol its Chief Marketing Officer, replacing Bill Ogle, who left the company to pursue outside opportunities after holding the post for nearly two years. Niccol was previously the VP of National Brand Marketing and Strategy where he was responsible for the development of a mega brand strategy and the development of all national brand marketing programs. In this role, he helped lead Pizza Hut in 2007 to its highest share level in three years while delivering same store sales growth. Niccol joined Pizza Hut in 2005 as the VP of Strategy. Before, Niccol spent 10 years in various brand management positions at P&G.