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About This Episode
Rich Gaspari discusses starting Gaspari Nutrition post-bodybuilding career, building the brand to a $95 million dollar company, almost losing everything while falling into bankruptcy while he went through a bitter divorce and bad business relationships, liquidating the company to a foreign investor, partnering with Jared Wheat and finally bringing Gaspari back under his control to steer the brand in a new direction.
Topics Covered on this Show
- Bodybuilding career
- Starting Gaspari Nutriton
- Growing Gaspari Nutrition into a $95 million dollar brand
- Jack3d's impact on the pre-workout market
- Divorce and internal law suits to lead to Gaspari bankruptcy
- Liquidating Gaspari Nutrition
- Selling Gaspari Nutrition to foreign investors
- Working with Jared Wheat
- Regaining ownership of Gaspari
- Future plans for innovation and the brand
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About The Guest
Rich Gaspari is the CEO of Gaspari Nutrition, a legacy sports nutrition brand responsible for some of the best selling products of all time including Superpump and Halodrol. Before Gaspari Nutrition, Rich was a successful professional bodybuilder. Gaspari had six top five finishes in the Mr. Olympia competition, placing 2nd in 1987, 1987 and 1988.
Rich grew Gaspari Nutrition to a $95 million dollar company. Rich fought for the company to regain ownership in 2019. The company is focusing on innovation and rebuilding relationships.
About The Host
Ryan Bucki is the president of FitnessInformant.com. Ryan started Fitness Informant in 2016 as a platform to help educate others on all topics health, wellness, fitness and supplements. Ryan worked for an online supplement company to learn the inside aspect of the supplement industry. Ryan is also a certified fitness trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association.
He is also a former professional wrestler (WWE style). Ryan wrestled professionally for 10 years, cultivating with a WWE tryout in 2003. A combination of being overweight and involved in professional wrestling got Ryan into health, fitness and supplements.