Ryan Patel

Vice President of Global Business, 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.

Currently, Patel serves as the Vice President of Global Business & Real Estate Development for Pinkberry, one of the fastest growing retail brands globally. Since commencing at Pinkberry in 2011, the company has gone from less than 95 locations to over 260 stores in 21 countries and continuing to expand. The opportunity to help grow a young company into a global leader was enticing for Patel.

Patel has been vital in providing valuable strategy and leadership in developing international growth plans across multi-cultural and cross functional teams. He has been a key player at some of the world’s most innovative companies including Pinkberry, Wet Seal Retail, Inc (Arden B and West Seal), Jamba Juice, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc and Panda Express. Patel has a unique and diverse view of the changing nature of trends impacting shoppers, employees, competition, economics, supply chains and management, and offers a corporate and franchise perspective. He has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs and helped companies grow into world-renowned brands.

Patel received his Bachelors from University of California, Berkeley and received his MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at University of California, Irvine.  

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