President and CEO of Empower Brands

Scott Zide serves as Chief Executive Officer of Lynx Franchising, a multi-branded franchisor focused on residential and commercial services through its seven franchise brands – Jan-Pro Cleaning & Disinfecting, FRSTeam, Intelligent Office, Archadeck Outdoor Living, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Conserva Irrigation, and Superior Fence & Rail.

Zide has spent the entirety of his career in franchising, starting out as a franchisee of multiple concepts and the transitioning to leadership roles at the franchisor. He started with two restaurant franchises before opening the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis location with his wife Erin. After achieving success with the brand as a franchisee, he was recruited as the Director of Franchise Operations for the franchisor in Charlotte, NC where he eventually became Vice President. While helping to build the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives brand to 65+ locations, he and his business partners also co-founded Mosquito Squad – the first and leading mosquito control company.

In late 2008, Zide co-founded Empower Brands when Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Archadeck Outdoor Living and Mosquito Squad came together under one parent company and served as its President & Chief Operating Officer until early 2022. Empower Brands was created to bring together residential home services brands that serve the same clientele, providing franchisee with growth and diversification opportunities.

As President & COO of Empower Brands, Zide managed the day-to-day operations, franchise support teams, and all shared service departments. He played an integral role in the acquisition and divestiture of brands and the piloting of a brand new franchise – Conserva Irrigation.

In September 2021, Lynx Franchising acquired Empower Brands and named Zide its CEO in March 2022. As CEO, Zide leads the executive team at Lynx and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company, including its growth through its existing brands and the acquisition of new ones.

Zide attended the University of Kansas and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Erin and two kids, Brooke and Brennan.

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