TAMPA, Fla. – Environmental Pest Service has been recognized by The University of Florida and the Tampa Bay Business Journal for its rapid growth and the financial acumen of CFO, David Bradford, respectively. This is the 2nd year the company has made the Gator 100 list and the first year that Bradford has been recognized for his role as CFO at Environmental Pest Service.
“We are honored to be recognized with not one, but two awards,” said George Pickhardt, chairman of Environmental Pest Service. “These recognitions are a testament to the growth we’ve experienced over the last several years, as well as the team that we’ve built to help move our company into the future.”
Environmental Pest Service ranked No. 13 on the 2017 “Gator 100” list, an annual list of the fastest-growing businesses that are owned or operated by University of Florida alumni. The rankings are determined by revenue growth over the last three years. Environmental Pest Service grew 83.34 percent from 2013 to 2015.
Pickhardt earned his bachelor’s degree in entomology and his master’s degrees in ornamental horticulture and business administration from the University of Florida. Director of mergers and acquisitions Andrew Barrows also earned his bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in entrepreneurship from the University. David Bradford, CFO of Environmental Pest Service, was recognized as a finalist in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year Awards in the medium-sized business category.
The award honors top Tampa Bay professionals with outstanding performance in their roles as senior financial leaders. Since joining Environmental Pest Service in 2016, Bradford has played an influential role in the organization’s growth, including its recent acquisitions and market expansion.
“It’s been exciting to participate with the EPS team facilitating such strong growth while leading the financial aspect of mergers and acquisitions,” said Bradford. “I’m honored to be recognized alongside of some of the top financial executives in Tampa Bay.”