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Jack Thurnblad

Jack Thurnblad
Financial Director
Ian's Pizza

22 N Carroll St #104
Madison, WI 53703


Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management and Administration

Jack Thurnblad is the Financial Director at the Ian’s Pizza locations in Madison, Wisconsin along with partner businesses, Calliope Ice Cream, and With Gusto design and PR firm. Ian Gurfield opened the first Ian’s Pizza by the Slice in 2001 near the UW Campus in Madison, Wisconsin with a second location opening near the Capitol about five years later. Jack began working with Ian’s Pizza as a delivery driver at the State St location in 2008 heading into his senior year at UW-Madison. Jack soon realized Ian’s Pizza was a business he could grow with and knew he could bring value to the company using his experience from the UW-Madison School of Business along with his past experiences in the food service industry. After working his way through management at both the State St and Frances St locations, Jack became the Financial Director of the Madison area businesses in 2013.

Planning to just work his way through his senior year in college as a delivery driver at the local pizzeria, Jack Thurnblad was not expecting to find his future career. Knowing what he was looking for from an employer, Jack was quickly able to recognize Ian’s Pizza as a restaurant he could grow with and provide value to help them grow as well. After working his way up in the company, Jack was ultimately able to apply his education in finance and experience in the restaurant industry to carve out his current position as Financial Director of the Madison cluster of Ian’s Pizza businesses. Knowing how to identify a great employer and putting in a lot of hard work can get you to great places you may never have expected to go! (Running Time 24:47)