Scott Zide

CEO, LYNX Franchising

Scott has been Outdoor Living Brands’ President & COO since 2008 and joined the LYNX Franchising team last fall after the acquisition of OLB. He began working with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in 2000 as a franchise owner in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002, he was hired by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Franchise (OLPF) as a consultant to help support new franchisees, leading to a full-time position as director of franchise support and then as Vice President managing the day-to-day operations. He was a co-founder of Mosquito Squad in 2004 prior to it being acquired by Outdoor Living Brands in 2009.
Scott has spent his entire career in franchising, first as a franchisee before moving to the franchisor side of the relationship. He has played an integral role in the development and growth of the OLB family of franchises. He has a franchisee-first mindset and has made it a priority to bring the voice of the franchisee into every decision and will continue to do so in his new role. Scott graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in business management.