On February 15, 2022, Zack Oates, Founder and CEO of Ovation was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 most influential suppliers and vendors in the country by Restaurant News readers.

Every year, Nation’s Restaurant News editors select influential industry insiders on behalf of the reader’s choice. This year, the list highlighted individuals who are evolving the restaurant industry through innovative ideas and progressive approaches to leadership, workforce, restaurant technology, and more. After filtering through a list of over 400 reader’s submissions, the Nation’s Restaurant News narrowed it down to 50 outstanding individuals such as Noah glass and former Give an Ovation podcast guest, Zach Goldstein.

Zack Oates was delighted to be listed among his esteemed peers in the industry. “There are so many incredible people on the list, and I had no idea I was even in the running! When I first got the article, I just scrolled through everyone and thought, ‘Oh yeah, they’re awesome. Of course, they’re on it. Love them!’ and then my name popped up! Truly honored and just grateful that people feel there’s helpful content being provided through things like speaking at conferences, webinars, and interviewing interesting restaurant experts on my podcast.”

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