Gabe Connell is the Founder of HotBox Pizza, LLC and HotBox Pizza Franchising, LLC. Gabe received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Butler University. Gabe entered the pizza business in 2004 with a single location in downtown Indianapolis. Over the years, HotBox Pizza has grown to 22 locations throughout central Indiana. In 2017, Gabe was recognized by the Indiana State DECA Chapter as the recipient of the “Outstanding Business Partner Award” for his efforts in helping high school students pursue interests in business education. Additionally, Gabe was named the 2017 “Champion of the Year” by the Indiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Gabe resides in Carmel, Indiana with his wife, Michelle and their three children.