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LYNX Franchising Welcomes New CEO

Scott Zide Named LYNX Franchising CEO

Coming off of a strong year of growth in 2021, LYNX franchising is excited to welcome Scott Zide into his new role as Chief Executive Officer. Formerly the president and COO of Outdoor Living Brands, Zide is no stranger to the LYNX Franchising family.

LYNX Franchising has had tremendous success in the past year, adding to their portfolio of commercial and residential brands and continuing to establish its place as a market leader. Zide is eager to continue this work.

Stepping Into a New Role

"I am thrilled to take on this new role with LYNX Franchising,” he says. “Looking ahead, we aim to continue this momentum as we aggressively look for opportunities to acquire emerging brands and incubate new franchise concepts in our sectors of interest.”

Zide has been a key contributor to strategic decisions made for Outdoor Living Brands since the company’s beginnings in 2008. Chris Grandpre, chairman of the LYNX Franchising board, is one of many colleagues who have full confidence in Zide.

Grandpre states, "I have no doubt that, under the leadership of Scott, LYNX Franchising will continue to diversify its portfolio through being highly acquisitive in the commercial and residential services sectors… As a former franchisee, Scott has made it a priority to bring the voice of the franchisee into every decision and always puts franchisee's unit level economics first."

Committed to helping individuals realize their dreams of business ownership, LYNX Franchising maintains a professional environment filled with integrity, trust, and respect — all attributes that Zide is sure to continue to prioritize in his new role.

Outdoor Living Brands, Inc. is the market-leading franchisor of premium residential and commercial outdoor living services with multiple established national brands — Archadeck, Conserva Irrigation, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, and Superior Fence and Rail. Get started with us today!