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 could say that Bryan Benak worked his way up in the trades. Recruited by Albert Cantu himself into the glory days of Terminix, Bryan went from managing a $1 million branch to present-day where he’s the CEO of $250 million Southern Home Services.
What do Switzerland, Cypress, Japan, Turkey, Israel, Germany have in common? This episode, of course. Banks are in the headlines. From SVB to Credit Suisse, who is getting bailed out and why? Is this bank event the calm before the storm of a real credit collapse?
From building phase to harvesting phase to lining up fund sequences, Paul breaks down private equity funds’ capital allocation and limited duration. What lessons can you apply in your privately held service business?
Without a strategy, that list of hopes and desires is just a list. It’s time to put on your thinking caps and dive deep into this brain-straining exercise. From identifying gaps to growth limitations, you’ll hear all about cause and effect in this week’s Boardroom chat.
With buy-side M&A on the mind, how do you go about grounding a seller whose visions include sugar plum fairies and a whole lot more? Who doesn’t loooooove a good Fat Pat case study? This time, unreasonable exit-minded Fat Pat comes back to reality.
The Boardroom dives into human resources, but it’s not all warm and fuzzies as former Terminix CHRO David Dart steps into The Boardroom. From his time in the US Navy to present day at Caliber Collision and everything in-between, David shares his experience on building high performance teams.
Happy New Year from The Boardroom Buzz! With 2022 in the rearview mirror, what’s the outlook for 2023? With a potential credit event on the horizon, Paul shares his expectations for the economy and the service industry. Is it too early to decide if the already has begun demand destruction on the residential-side of the industry?
Welcome Scott Fortson of Terminix Service, Craig Heath of Aiken Pest, and Clemson’s not-quite-retired Urban Entomology Chair, Eric Benson PhD. The Clemson Urban Entomology Program needs to raise $5M to keep the urban entomology department at Clemson. Cassie Krejci, PhD steps back in as a co-host to share her personal experience raising endowment funds while at Texas A&M University.
As president of Sprague Pest Solutions, Ross Treleven holds the reins of the nearly century old family business. Following in the footsteps of the 3rd generation, family values come through in this interview surrounding the largest family-owned commercial pest control company in the United States. He is responsible for living up to the family expectations as well as finding success for over 300 employees.
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