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Modrn Business
Modrn Business
Modrn Business Podcast

Co-hosted by the dynamic duo Ryan Hicks & Zack Fishman, Modrn Business is an award-winning, interview-style podcast that spotlights franchising's brightest executives.... more

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Episodes

Keith Gerson, Founder of Gerson Advisory Services

In this episode Ryan chats with franchise veteran Keith Gerson.

20 Feb 2024 · 34 minutes
Randy Hetrick, CEO & Founder of OutFit

n this episode, Zack chats with the CEO & Founder of franchising’s first “mobile group fitness” concept, OutFit’s Randy Hetrick.... more

15 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Supplier Wire 034: Using Artificial Intelligence to Amplify Franchisee Support with EZee Assist

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks chats with Raphael Rajan & Shray Mehra, Co-Founders... more

13 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
Real Talk With International Franchise Association President & CEO, Matt Haller

This is a must listen for those in franchising. Matt Haller gives the State of The Union for Franchising, we... more

08 Feb 2024 · 28 minutes
Supplier Wire 033: Centralizing Your Marketing Supply Chain with Dan Broudy, CEO of Clayton Kendall

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks chats with Dan Broudy, CEO of Clayton Kendall.... more

05 Feb 2024 · 33 minutes
Supplier Wire 032: How to Plan Your Franchise Development with Romain Dudek of Smappen

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks chats with Romain Dudek, U.S. Business Developer of... more

01 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Modrn Business Announcements In Q1 Of 2024 with Zack Fishman

In this episode, Zack previews conferences, trends and exciting new Modrn Business announcements in Q1 of 2024

29 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Supplier Wire 031: Using Automation with Awarity's Cutting Edge Franchise Advertising Solutions

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks chats with Aditya Varanasi, Founder & CEO of... more

17 Jan 2024 · 41 minutes
Jason Feifer, Editor-In-Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine

Zack chats with Entrepreneur Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief, Jason Feifer, to go into all things 2024 Top 500!

16 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Youth Athletes United's 2023 Year-In-Review with Co-Founder & CEO, Adam Geisler

In this episode, Zack revisits his early 2023 conversation with Youth Athletes United CEO & Co-Founder, Adam Geisler. We hear... more

30 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
Ryan Vesce, Co-Founder & CEO of Matterhorn Fit

Zack takes a trip down Wellness 2.0 Lane once again with Ryan Vesce of Matterhorn Fit. We discuss their place... more

27 Dec 2023 · 23 minutes
Supplier Wire 030: Find & Hire Great Managers with Epic Managers

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks chats with Ross Weisman, Managing Partner of Epic... more

13 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
Supplier Wire 029: Leveraging Programmatic Recruitment and Conversational AI in Everyday Recruiting

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks chats with Anthony Andre, Sales Leader of the... more

07 Dec 2023 · 48 minutes
Supplier Wire 028: Real Estate & Technology with Jonathan Hill of Morrow Hill

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Dean Hatzitheodosiou, the FSN Chief Sales Officer, chats with Jonathan... more

05 Dec 2023 · 43 minutes
Supplier Wire 027: Cyber Security and How to Make Franchisees Profitable with Carl Udler from Hughes

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan Hicks chats with Carl Udler, Sr. Director of Marketing... more

29 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
Erin Fletter, Co-Founder & CEO of Sticky Fingers Cooking

In this episode, Zack chats with the Co-Founder & CEO of Sticky Fingers Cooking, Erin Fletter. We discuss how Erin... more

22 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
Aaron Harper & David Barr of Rolling Suds

In this special Modrn Business episode, we go behind the scenes of one of the fastest growing franchise brands in... more

20 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
Lauren Rampello Becotte, Founder & CEO of Pure Glow

Zack chats with the Founder & CEO of Pure Glow, Lauren Rampello Becotte about the growing "sunless tanning" space within... more

15 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Supplier Wire 026: Labor Shortages in QSR with Dynaxe Workforce

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Dean Hatzitheodosiou, the FSN Chief Sales Officer, chats with Matt... more

09 Nov 2023 · 28 minutes
Dan Simpson & Julie Wade of Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

In this episode, Zack chats with one of the hottest brands in the Food & Beverage world, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe.... more

10 Oct 2023 · 45 minutes
Korean BBQ In A Cup: Dok Kwon, COO of Cupbop

In this episode I had a great conversation with Dok Kwon, COO of Cupbop, a fast growing Korean BBQ in... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Supplier Wire 025: How to Rebrand a 40-Year-Old Startup with Derrick Ableman of Northeast Color

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Ryan chats with Derrick Ableman, Marketing Manager of Northeast Color.... more

12 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
Shelly Sun, CEO & Founder of Brightstar Care

In this Modrn Business Podcast, Zack welcomes back Shelly Sun, CEO & Founder of Brightstar Care, to the show. We... more

12 Sep 2023 · 25 minutes
Greg Willman, CEO of Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill

In this episode, Zack chats with the CEO of Naf Naf Middle Eastern Grill, Greg Willman. We discuss Greg's journey... more

05 Sep 2023 · 45 minutes
Paul Flick, Founder & CEO of Premium Service Brands

In this Modrn Business episode Ryan chats with Founder & CEO of Premium Service Brands, Paul Flick.

24 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Supplier Wire 024: How Emerging Brands Can Level the Playing Field with Discover My Franchise

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, Zack chats with Petro Loychuk, CEO of Discover My Franchise,... more

21 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Dawn Nielsen, COO of Kolache Factory

In this episode, Zack chats with the COO of Kolache Factory (and fellow franchise kid), Dawn Nielsen. We discuss the... more

17 Aug 2023 · 33 minutes
Justin Bredeman, CEO of Stronger Youth Brands

In this episode, Zack chats with the CEO of Stronger Youth Brands (otherwise known as the owner of Soccer Shots... more

10 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
Modrn Business with Brian Beers

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02 Aug 2023 · 43 minutes
Daniel DeLeon, CEO of Grumpy's

In this Modrn Business episode, Zack welcomes back Grumpy's CEO Daniel DeLeon back to the show. We cover how they... more

27 Jul 2023 · 41 minutes
Supplier Wire 023: Using AI to Eliminate Avoidable Expenses

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, FSN CSO Dean Hatzitheodosiou sits down with Sam Gerace, CEO... more

21 Jul 2023 · 48 minutes
Supplier Wire 022: Improve Your Customer Experience with Delightree

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, FSN CSO Dean Hatzitheodosiou sits down with Tushar Mishra, Co-Founder... more

14 Jul 2023 · 47 minutes
Lukas Umana, President and CFO of TaKorean

In this episode, Zack talks to President & CFO of TaKorean, an emerging Latin-Asian Fusion brand out of DC. They... more

12 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
Colette Bell, Co-Founder of Ace Handyman Services

In this Modrn Business episode Ryan talks with Colette Bell, the Co-Founder of Ace Handyman Services.

11 Jul 2023 · 32 minutes
Supplier Wire 021: Find Quality Candidates for your Franchise with Jania Bailey

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with Jania Bailey, CEO of FranNet, a... more

06 Jul 2023 · 40 minutes
Mike Siniscalchi, Founder & CEO of 810 Billiards & Bowling

In this episode, Zack dives back in to the world of "eatertainment" with 810 Billiards & Bowling's Founder & CEO,... more

05 Jul 2023 · 26 minutes
Supplier Wire 020: Finding Top Talent for Your Brand with Sean Falk

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with Sean Falk, President & COO of... more

19 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Supplier Wire 019: Get Your Candidates Fran Funded with Shirley Kefgen

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with Shirley Kefgen, Director of Business Development... more

19 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
Erik Frederick, CEO of Pizzeria Uno

In this episode, Zack brings on a Chicago staple, Pizzeria Uno, with a discussion with CEO Erik Frederick. We cover... more

12 Jun 2023 · 37 minutes
Supplier Wire 018: Dean Interviews Chris Hawker, CEO of Small Software

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with Chris Hawker, CEO of Small Software,... more

08 Jun 2023 · 51 minutes
Tina Gantz, VP of Franchise Development for District Taco

In this episode, Zack chats with District Taco VP of Franchise Development, Tina Gantz. They cover the brand's impressive technology... more

08 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
Supplier Wire 017: Sam Caucci of 1Huddle

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with Sam Caucci, CEO of 1Huddle, a... more

07 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
Supplier Wire 016: Building Lasting Relationships with Karen Booze, AnswerConnect

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with Karen Booze, the Director of Business... more

07 Jun 2023 · 33 minutes
Supplier Wire 015: John Francis aka "Johnny Franchise"

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with John Francis or "Johnny Franchise," a... more

07 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Supplier Wire 014: Matthew Gourgeot, Head of Franchising at Thryv

In this episode Matthew Gourgeot from Thryv talks all things management and marketing for emerging home service franchise organizations. Connect with... more

01 Jun 2023 · 32 minutes
Modrn Business Podcast with Idan Shpizear, Founder of 911 Restoration

In this Modrn Business episode, Ryan chats with the Founder of 911 Restoration, Idan Shpizear. They discuss the founding story... more

01 Jun 2023 · 44 minutes
Supplier Wire 013: Jeff Horst - Rocket Barn

In this episode Jeff Horst from Rocket Barn Marketing breaks down the secret sauce behind how they deliver results for... more

31 May 2023 · 38 minutes
Dana Oliver, Founder & CEO of Adventure Kids Playcare

In this episode, Zack chats with Adventure Kids Playcare Founder & CEO, Dana Oliver. We discuss how the current economic... more

25 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Doug Payne, CEO & Co-Founder of OHM Fitness

In this MB episode, Zack chats with Doug Payne, CEO & Co-Founder of OHM Fitness. We talk through their ideal... more

18 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Supplier Wire 012: Dave Hansen with Client Tether

In this Supplier Wire Series episode of Modrn Business Podcast, we sit down with the CEO of Client Tether, a... more

16 May 2023 · 43 minutes
Seth Brink, President of Gyro Shack

Modrn Business takes a journey to Greece with our interview with the President of Gyro Shack, Seth Brink. We discuss... more

16 May 2023 · 37 minutes
Mike Barhydt, CFO of Petbar

In this episode, Zack chats with CFO Mike Barhydt of petbar, a boutique pet pampering franchisor taking the pet services... more

15 May 2023 · 29 minutes
Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe

In this Modrn Business episode, Zack chats with Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe. We cover market headwinds, the... more

03 May 2023 · 39 minutes
Andrew Sternburg, CGO of Gong Cha

In this episode, Zack chats with Gong Cha CGO Andrew Sternburg to talk through the brand's ideal customer profile, their... more

01 May 2023 · 41 minutes
Patrick Findaro, Vetted Biz & Visa Franchise

In this special episode, Zack sits down with Patrick Findaro of Vetted Biz & Visa Franchise to discuss the trends... more

27 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
Supplier Wire 011: Intent Data Marketing For Franchise Systems

In this episode Mike Bann and Mike Grebin from Bann Business Solutions break down what “intent data” is and how... more

25 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
How Scenthound Is Disrupting Dog Wellness with Co-founder & CEO, Tim Vogel

In this episode, Zack welcomes back the Co-Founder & CEO of Scenthound, Tim Vogel. We dive deep on how they're... more

25 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
Supplier Wire 010: Save $1M+ Per Year By Consolidating Your Operations Tech Stack

In this episode, Woven CEO Matt Goebel discusses his innovative platform that helps franchisees streamline local communications and operations. Matt Goebel... more

20 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
Co-Founders Michelle & Tom Dacy and Steve Greenbaum of Tootl

In this Modrn Business episode, Zack chats with a new type of franchise brand in the "non-emergency transportation" space, Tootl.... more

20 Apr 2023 · 46 minutes
Supplier Wire 009: How To Dominate Google Maps, with Shaun Salehyan - CEO of Map Ranks

In this episode we break down a very important topic: Google Maps. We dive deep into a set of best... more

19 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
Supplier Wire 008: How to Optimize & Automate Your Digital Marketing with Eulerity

In this episode of Franchise Supplier Wire, Heather Anderson shares how franchise systems can leverage machine learning and AI to... more

13 Apr 2023 · 41 minutes
Brittany Driscoll, Co-Founder of Squeeze Massage

For this Women's History Month episode, we're highlighting a tech-forward massage concept, Squeeze Massage, and one of its co-founders, Brittany... more

05 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
Supplier Wire 007: How Franchisors Can Leverage Storytelling, Franchise Filming CEO Trevor Rappleye

In this episode of Franchise Supplier Wire, CEO Trevor Rappaleye breaks down how Franchise Filming helps franchisors tell their story... more

17 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Rich Moyer, CEO & Founder of Hoppin' Brands

Zack discusses a new trend in franchising, bar entertainment, with CEO & Founder of Hoppin' Brands, Rich Moyer. We talk... more

16 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Yianni Kosmides, Co-Founder of Apola Greek Grill

Zack discusses his favorite cuisine, Greek, with the Co-Founder of the hot upstart brand Apola Greek Grill, Yianni Kosmides. We... more

13 Mar 2023 · 30 minutes
Drew Brees Playbook For Franchise Success

At IFA Convention 2023, Super Bowl Champion and multi-brand franchise investor Drew Brees joined Modrn Business Podcast with Stretch Zone... more

13 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Prakash Karamchandani, Co-Founder of Balance Grille

Zack catches up with Prakash Karamchandani, Co-Founder of Balance Grille. We discuss how they are bringing healthy, Pan-Asian cuisine to... more

09 Mar 2023 · 26 minutes
Mark Whittle, President of Amergent Hospitality

Zack sits down with Amergent Hospitality's President, Mark Whittle, to discuss the advantages of being publicly-traded, growth goals for their... more

07 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Adam Geisler, CEO of Youth Athletes United

In this episode, Zack speaks with the CEO of children's services platform Youth Athletes United, Adam Geisler. We cover what... more

28 Feb 2023 · 31 minutes
Jim Plamondon, Co-President of Roy Rogers

In this episode, Zack chats with Co-President of Roy Rogers, Jim Plamondon about the state of the union in restaurant... more

21 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
Bryce Henson, CEO of Fit Body Bootcamp

On this episode Ryan chats with the CEO of Fit Body Bootcamp, Bryce Henson. Bryce is also the host of... more

18 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
Stacey Firth, VP of Franchise Development 30 Minute Hit

Zack sits down with VP of Franchise Development for 30 Minute Hit, Stacey Firth, to talk all things boxing! We... more

16 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
FSW 006 - How Insurance Compliance Can Improve Your Exit Strategy

In this episode we deep dive into the topic of insurance compliance and explore how Rikor helps franchise systems make... more

02 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
Sanj Sanghera, Co-Founder & CEO of Doner Shack

In this special Modrn Business episode, Zack sits down with Co-Founder & CEO Sanj Sanghera of Doner Shack, a Glasgow,... more

28 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
Supplier Wire 005 - How To Select A Bookkeeping Partner For Your Franchisees

In this episode we hear from BooxKeeping CEO Max Emma to learn about his simplified bookkeeping service for franchisees. BooXkeeping Corporation... more

25 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
Jason Anderson, CEO of CoWorks

In this new episode of MB, Zack sits down with Jason Anderson, CEO of CoWorks to discuss this new United... more

19 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
Supplier Wire 004 - A Seamless Approach To Medical Coverage, With Seamless Health CEO Allen Jackson

In this episode Ryan discusses all things health benefits, cost savings and value creation for employees with Seamless Health CEO... more

16 Jan 2023 · 36 minutes
Tobi Phillips, CEO/Founder of Village East Gifted

In this Modrn Business episode, Zack sits down with CEO/Founder of Village East Gifted, Tobi Phillips. In this episode, we... more

16 Jan 2023 · 25 minutes
Supplier Wire 003 - Two Things High Performing Franchisees Do To Drive Results

In the 3rd episode of the Franchise Supplier Wire series, Ryan discusses "Two Things High Performing Franchisees Do To Drive... more

12 Jan 2023 · 43 minutes
A Conversation With CJ Adams, Multi-Unit Franchisee

In this episode, Ryan has a discussion with CJ Adams, a multi unit franchisee of Great American Cookies. We discuss... more

12 Jan 2023 · 33 minutes
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In this episode Ryan discusses all things health benefits, cost savings and value creation for employees with Seamless Health CEO Allen Jackson. Connect... more