Former VP of Global Development at Pinkberry
Ryan Patel has an impressive knowledge and experience in brands encompassing casual dining and quick service restaurants. However, what makes his career so unique is that he has also stepped into the world of retail fashion. An expert in growing brands, he has worked for publicly traded to private companies, and has helped build corporate to franchise stores throughout the retail to food segments, both domestically and internationally. Read More >
G6 Hospitality Annual Brand Conference
Human Capital Institute Learning & Leadership Development
We live in a society where leaders do not have to just lead by example, but need to build highly effective teams to accomplish consistently higher goals. Ryan Patel has gained insight from many of the top CEOs and will take you on a journey from lessons learned and his philosophy in how to succeed. From the power of persuasion to cultivating entrepreneurial spirit within an organization, Patel will empower his audience in unique ways, easily accessible to entrepreneurs of all levels.
Have you visited your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, or retail store and said this is a great site? Get a behind the scenes look at all the tactics and internal procedures that go hand in hand with opening a store. Ryan Patel has completed hundreds of deals with some of the top landlords, developers and organizations throughout the globe. This talk will provide all the different perspectives and principles that can be related into your own negotiations.
For many looking from the outside in, global expansion and entering new markets seems to be a “no brainer.” One can only wish it was that easy. The world is a large place with key differences from country to country which can support different business models. Ryan Patel will provide different strategies and illustrate key principles to provide stories and examples of other brands. Patel offers a unique and rare glimpse to audiences in balancing business development needs and protecting the brand. From lessons learned to shared values, global expansion appears to have a blank canvas with an unlimited amount of opportunities to add a splash of color.
How does fashion and food go together? Ryan Patel will explain the trends that are happening not just within the US, but on a global level. As someone who understands the retail business, he has quickly developed relationships and experiences with major department stores to the smallest food kiosks. He’ll explain how brands you love sometimes have strategies that intertwine.
The perception of the term “franchise” has evolved dramatically from 10 years ago to now. Within the past several years, countries from all across the globe have sought and accepted a proliferation of franchise concepts from the United States and other developed countries. Franchises have been able to enter into many countries and grow at a rapid pace. New franchise opportunities become the focus of local news stories and weave their way into daily conversations in the local regions between customers, friends and even students in the classroom. Ryan Patel coaches entrepreneurs and provides guiding principles in evaluating opportunities.