The Boardroom Buzz is the go-to resource for cutting-edge insight on strategy, valuation and mergers & acquisitions in the pest control industry. The Buzz is the podcast for shareholders, board members and senior managers in the pest control industry.
Presented by the Potomac Pest Control Group. Hosted by Patrick Baldwin and Paul Giannamore.
You don’t want to miss this conversation with Byron Gifford. There are grandaddies of door-to-door, but there’s only one “great grandaddy”. Even before Eclipse, Byron laced up his tennies at SalesNet. See for yourselves; he’s older than he looks. Byron has more than his fair share of hard times. After running (yes, literally running) doors his second summer, the anticipated $60k backend came up really short. Through financial and physical trials, Byron has found a way to overcome.
Take a stroll down memory lane as Frank and Cindy Miller step into the San Juan Boardroom. It’s clear that opposites attract as you hear about their background going back to when they met in the ‘60s. The couple open up about the difficulties they faced together - over the decades as well as recent history.
With a blank slate and a few deals in the books, PestCo Holdings CEO Jay Keating is looking to build his team. He has already brought on leaders through acquisition, but what leadership gaps exist & how will he fill them? It’ll be interesting to watch from the outside looking in as PestCo picks up more brands, geography, and capabilities as they bulk-up at a rapid clip.
You first heard about Chicago-based Pointe Pest in Episode 15 with Tim Mulrooney. Tim gave Pointe props on his annual-recurring research quest. Now 75 episodes ago, was selling even a consideration for Jared Borg and his partner, Kyle Woodbury?
Jared Borg and Jay Keating step into The San Juan Boardroom as the ink dries on their new business relationship at PestCo. It’s a tale of two pest control backgrounds converging in this week’s San Juan Session. The two will get their own airtime in the future, but for now, dive into their background and hear how they arrived in The Boardroom.
There are countless lessons that second generation-owner David Clark learned from his dad. His dad preaching and modeling “sticktoitiveness” won’t soon be forgotten. Hear how David and his dad balanced making decisions versus making plans.
Chris Eby isn't here to “come down on you”, but respect has to be earned. Hear how Chris backdoored his way into the door to door industry. You don’t miss his approach to sales on the back porch either.
Step back into The Boardroom for the second round of the San Juan sessions. The cameras rolled as Paul brought clients through Puerto Rico for some R&R. Subscribe to The Boardroom Buzz on YouTube to access these upcoming client sit-downs.
Not all best practices are a perfect fit, so why not “Adam-ize” them? Adam's Pest CEO Todd Leyse talks about alignment from top to bottom for better performance, incentivizing employees, and his advice for newer and startup pest control businesses.
Pest Daily started as a passion project, but hear about its quick growth trajectory and the variety of courses it offers. What started as leaving a legacy, has grown into an industry leader for education.
“Nobody, it can now be said, is fully fit to run a modern firm until they have read The Modern Firm” - The Economist There are various ways to modify performance. Monetary incentives through culture. Not the culture that looks like sticking mission and vision statements on the wall. When is the last time you spoke about path dependence within a culture?
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