Inspire Brands names Dan Lynn chief commercial officer

Former ZUZU Hospitality comes on board as Inspire’s Commercial Group expands

Inspire Brands named Dan Lynn chief commercial officer. Lynn’s entrepreneurial mindset definitely boosted him to the new role. As chief commercial officer, Lynn will oversee demand generation, insights and analytics, brand loyalty, revenue management, and digital guest experience.

Lynn co-founded ZUZU Hospitality prior to working with Inspire Brands. The revenue platform was put to work for thousands of independent hotels across Asia.

Prior to ZUZU, Lynn launched Expedia in 13 new countries, later leading AirAsia Expedia as its chief executive officer. He also served as a board member for multiple brands in Asia and Europe.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Dan multiple times throughout our careers and know first-hand his excellent leadership abilities and acumen in guiding organizations through transformation,” Paul Brown, chief executive of Inspire Brands, said. “The capabilities that we are building within the Commercial Group are incredibly important as the engine that powers our brands. Dan has a strong track record of helping brands realize their growth potential and I’m excited to see him apply his talent here at Inspire.”


The appointment of Lynn and expanding Inspire’s Commercial Group emphasize the company’s commitment to harnessing the collective power of its portfolio to ignite its restaurant brands amp up long-term growth.

“I’m excited to join the Inspire team at this important time,” Lynn said. “While furthering the company’s innovative approach to every aspect of the business, I look forward to building commercial solutions that empower our franchisees and company restaurants and accelerate growth across our tremendous brands.”

In his new role, the Inspire chief commercial officer will report to Brown.


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