Jeff is the Founder and President of Mici Handcrafted Italian. His passion for pizza and work in the restaurant industry started at the young age of thirteen. Out of college with his economics degree from the University of Florida, along with his entrepreneurial spirit, he opened his first independent carry-out and pizza delivery business with his brother, Michael. Seven years later and ready for a new challenge, Jeff thought he could fill a niche by combining his pizza delivery expertise with family recipes in a fast-casual Italian concept. After getting his family’s buy-in, Mici was born. The concept quickly became an award-winning Denver favorite with a culture that retained both employees and repeat guests. The extremely high sales per square foot allowed Jeff and his family to expand to four locations in the Denver area. But, Jeff wasn’t done yet. He always had a vision to simplify the pizza making process to improve consistency and reduce operational complexity. With years of experimentation and future growth in mind, he developed an exclusive pizza press which revolutionized the artisan pizza making process. With a US Patent in hand and less than an hour of training, now anyone at Mici can make an authentic, artisan “award-winning” pie! Jeff enjoys everything Colorado has to offer with his wife Marissa and two sons, Rocco and Leo (who take pride in the business and are Denver’s leading pizza connoisseurs)!