Ryan Zink - CEO, Franchise Fastlane
Ryan Zink has been involved with franchising since 2003 in many capacities. In 2003, he began his career in franchising by managing 15 franchised General Nutrition Center stores (GNC). Under his management he helped create the top five revenue producing GNC stores in the country. Shortly after Ryan became a supplier to GNC franchisees as the President and Co-owner of NDS Nutritional Products, a supplement company that partnered with over 3,000 nutritional stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
In 2005 Ryan Co-founded Complete Nutrition. Complete Nutrition is a network of high-quality nutritional supplement retail stores whose mission is to create safe and effective weight management, sports nutrition, fitness and general health programs to help customers look better, feel better and perform better. Complete Nutrition grew to 200 locations in 5 years and in December 2015 Ryan and his partner sold a majority stake of Complete Nutrition to a private equity investment group.
Today Ryan is the Co-founder and CEO of Franchise Fastlane a franchise sale organization (FSO) and a franchisee of multiple brands.
Ryan is a regular speaker at franchise conferences and participates on several boards including the University of Nebraska’s Entrepreneurial Business board, Brookside Church’s elder board and multiple franchisor advisory boards.
Ryan grew up in Omaha NE and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha. He has been married to his wife Mandy since 2008 and has 4 boys Brandon, Boston, Cameron and Caleb.