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PSHQ Entrepreneur Interviews Ryan Acterhoff, The Chief Administrative Officer of Pizza Ranch

The PSHQ Entrepreneur scheduled for September 01st 2015 at 2:00 PM EST features an interview by Scott Davis and Philip Zelinger with Ryan Acterhoff, the Chief Administrative Officer of Pizza Ranch.


In his role as chief administrative officer since January, 2009, Ryan ensures Pizza Ranch has a sound operating environment by managing its compliance with key legal requirements as well as the development and implementation of best practices.

Ryan joined Pizza ranch, Inc. in February, 2002, as the vice president of operations.  He received a B.A. degree in Business/Economics from Northwestern College, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota and a Graduate Degree in Banking from the Stonier School of Banking at Georgetown University.  His past work experience includes 14 years in Sales & Marketing Management for K-Products, a major promotional apparel manufacturer, and 5 years in bank management and commercial lending for Iowa State Bank, an Iowa banking institution.

Ryan’s background and expertise in both the areas of finance and marketing has allowed him to contribute in various ways at both a corporate and restaurant level. In September of 2009 Ryan joined forces with an existing Pizza Ranch franchisee and purchased an existing Pizza Ranch in Stewartville, MN.  That same year they purchased land and built a new Pizza Ranch in Mankato, which opened in February of 2010.  In July of 2011 they opened their 3rd location, a remodeled leasehold space in Austin, MN, and in February of 2014 they opened their 4th location in Loveland, CO.  Currently their 5th Pizza Ranch location is under construction in Norfolk, NE with an anticipated opening in November of 2015.

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