Rick Del Sontro, President & Founder Zippy Shell

Rick is the President and Founder of Zippy Shell Incorporated, a nationwide mobile moving and storage franchise and operating company.  He is part of a group of investors that has secured the master world-wide franchise rights to Zippy Shell. The business launched in the US in in 2010.  Today it is considered the fastest growing moving and storage franchise business in the U.S.

 In 2015, it was named the 2nd fastest growing private company in the DC-Metro market by Fortune Magazine.  It was named the 470th fastest growing private company in the U.S.  This year, Zippy Shell was named to the Fortune 500 List of the Fastest Growing private companies for the 6th consecutive time.

Prior to founding Zippy Shell, Rick built a number of successful businesses over the previous ten years.  These businesses were in a number of different industries and were developed nationally. 

He began his franchising career working for HFS, Inc. where he was the first employee to as they moved into owning real estate franchise businesses.  Some of his responsibilities included building the infrastructure that supported the sales and administrative divisions for Century 21, Coldwell Banker and ERA.

Following his role as the Vice President of Franchise Sales and Compliance, he became Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales for Cendant Corporation.  He was responsible for over $200 million of new sales each year as well as the management of a sales organization of over 50 employees.

Additionally, Rick has ownership interests in a number of businesses including restaurants, an apparel company, real estate development and he is also a partner in Centripetal Capital Partners, a venture capital firm.

He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Maryland in 1985. 

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