In recognition of his exceptional career, in 2021 Mr Zackon was named to the "Top 100 CEOs in America" list published by CEO Magazine.
BOCA RATON, FL, November 20, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to include Ryan F. Zackon in its esteemed registry. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Zackon has made significant and remarkable strides in his career working his way into the role of chief executive officer for global companies. Currently as chief executive officer at Hairmax®, Mr. Zackon is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of this historically significant brand. Prior to his current role, which he assumed in 2023, Mr. Zackon served as the chief executive officer and board director at Smart for Life Inc. (NASDAQ: SMFL) from 2020 to 2023 notably navigating the company to a successful initial public offering (IPO) in February 2022. Prior to that his leadership skills were honed during his tenures as chief operating officer at Twinlab Consolidation Corporation (TLCC) from 2018 to 2020, Reliable HealthCare Logistics LLC from 2016 to 2018, and Private Label Express USA from 2014 to 2016. Known as a serial entrepreuneur, his career journey started in California, as founder of Dynamic Protective Services in 2005, ultimately having a successful exit in 2014 after building an international security consulting and staffing firm.
Mr. Zackon's expertise extends beyond building businesses, and began in the public sector, where he served as a senior intelligence analyst for the Special Investigation Section at the Los Angeles Police Department from 2006 to 2010, specializing in the street level implementation of the Palantir platform.
Mr. Zackon's academic background laid a solid foundation for his professional journey. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University in 2005 where he conducted research on human behavior. His tenacity and refusal to accept failure have been instrumental in his success, as he consistently finds workarounds and pushes through closed doors. Mr. Zackon's most notable achievement is the trust he has earned from those who work with him. Many of his employees have followed him from company to company, a testament to his leadership style and the respect he commands in industry.
In recognition of his exceptional career, in 2021 Mr Zackon was named to the "Top 100 CEOs in America" list published by CEO Magazine, and in 2022 included on the prestigious "Nasdaq listed 40 under 40" list, which highlights public company CEO's under the age of 40 years old . Mr, Zackon has also been the recipient of many accolades for his philanthropic work through his non profit organziation, The Ryan F. Zackon Family Foundation.
Away from his professional duties, Mr. Zackon is an avid Ironman competitor, and often speaks on the similarities between his IPO and Ironman journeys. Looking ahead, Mr. Zackon's personal goals include starting a family in the coming years.
His inclusion in Marquis Who's Who is a fitting recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to society.
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