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.
Diversification goes a lot further than choosing multiple asset classes. Paul shares his investing mindset that goes beyond increasing wealth and into preservation. From crypto to commodities, there are various playbooks out there, but is there one that can solve for inflation? Paul can’t predict the future, but he does see trends reversing.
Allan says, "Don’t start with why. Start with buy." From attribution to target market, The Boardroom Buzz guest gives great advice on marketing for service businesses. Would it really be a Boardroom Buzz episode without mentioning pricing? Allan even gives his recent experience shopping for a plumber… and from there, a 1-star idea is born.
Patrick received Bryan's The Good Life Rules in 2009 as a gift, and you can say the rest is history. Although Bryan denies it, the book had an impact on Patrick’s life. Now, Bryan is on a mission to fight for family businesses.
There is more chatter about private equity. Is this a tell-tale sign of the bubble? What scenarios make sense for private equity to win deals? Can private equity pay as much as acquirers? Paul provides answers on why and why now. You can’t miss Paul citing his investment banking business mentor’s 2003 speech. Do you find yourself nodding to these signs of the times?
Stockholm-based Anticimex views North America as a new frontier. AX entered the US in 2016, and now sits at #8 on PCT's Top 100 list. With $1 billion in its sights, will AX provide coast-to-coast coverage like its North American counterparts?
Andreas has shared credit for Nomor’s turnaround alongside Svein Olav Stölen and Robert Stierngranat. It’s time to put the spotlight on the former Nomor COO Andreas and his wife, Victoria. Victoria represents the world’s largest privately held leadership development organization, Franklin Covey. (Yes, as in Stephen Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Franklin Covey.) Victoria shares a lot of the lessons given in her Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager.
Joe “Chief” Thomas gets credit for growth by division business model. Hear the irony of trying to stay small as you grow. With 2,736 teammates spread over 144 service centers in 11 states, its family culture on a massive scale that has led to Arrow’s success.
What hatched as a Peugeot and an island dream, turned into the breeding grounds for the largest pure-play mosquito business, Mr. Mister. Evolving their client-technician relationship, Matt Brill and Ryan Claterbaugh, quickly qualified for PCT's Top 100 list. Matt sits down to share their recipe for success in the first Atlanta Session.
Brett Ponton makes his first industry media appearance since taking over at Terminix. The Boardroom Buzz took the show on the road as Brett and Paul joined Patrick in Waco. Why Waco? Check out Episode 59.
Welcome back for Season 2!
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