This power team knows franchising.
Our leaders founded, grew and successfully sold several franchise concepts and start-ups. Our passion and specialty is accelerated franchise development.
Ryan began as a manager of 15 GNC stores and was at the helm of the top producing GNC in the country. He then became a 4-club Anytime Fitness franchisee and later successfully sold his clubs. Ryan then served as the operating partner and co-owner of NDS nutritional products, which became the #1 selling product company in GNC stores and later sold to a public company.
Next, Ryan co-founded Complete Nutrition – a nutritional supplement franchisor. Ryan grew Complete Nutrition to a 180-unit chain and the 2nd fastest growing new franchise. Ryan grew Complete Nutrition into a national franchise and sold the majority stake to a private equity fund in 2015.
Carey is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded four different start-ups throughout her career. She also brings extensive franchise experience having franchised with two different concepts on the “zee” side while also leading franchise development on the “zor” side. She co-founded ItsDeductible, which was later acquired by Intuit and is still utilized by TurboTax users today. She then traveled the country as primary spokesperson for ItsDeductible/Intuit and was a featured guest on CNN Headline News, MSNBC, US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal and more. Carey also co-founded Sojern, which is currently the world’s largest boarding pass and travel data advertiser.
Ryan and Carey worked together to award over 240 Complete Nutrition locations in less than 18 months generating over ten times the unit sales goal and gaining the recognition of Entrepreneur Magazine as “Number Two Top New Franchise.”
Why did we create Franchise FastLane?
When I co-founded Complete Nutrition, I remember wondering how I was going to accomplish all the tasks necessary to make our company successful. Hundreds of units later, I’m eager to share what I learned and help others achieve the same success.
I want my experience to not only prevent you from making the same mistakes I did, but catapult your franchise into a prosperous brand. We look forward to working with you!
Ryan Zink, CEO