Nick Scarpino

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Off-Premise Dining Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Nick Scarpino is SVP of Marketing and Off-Premise Dining at Portillo’s. Prior to joining Portillo’s in 2015, he worked in digital advertising leadership roles at Google. Nick’s first job at Portillo’s was as a cashier for the brand while in high school.


After 52 years without a formal marketing function, Nick was hired to build the first Portillo’s Marketing team, reporting directly to the CEO. He now oversees four aspects of the business:

  • Brand Marketing & Communications
  • Guest Services
  • Field Marketing & Brand Partnerships
  • Off Premise Dining, including Portillo’s Home Kitchen Catering


Nick leads the team behind the Portillo’s online ordering platform and oversaw the launch of delivery at all Portillo’s nationwide. He also serves on the menu strategy team and real estate committee.


Nick has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. Nick lives in Chicagoland and is a husband, twin, and a dad to four awesome kids.