JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Turner Pest Control, an Anticimex company, has acquired Impact Pest Elimination. With offices in Sarasota, Tampa and Tarpon Springs, the company serves customers in five counties. This acquisition is Turner Pest Control's sixth in the Southwest Florida area and its ninth in 2021.
Impact Pest Elimination has been locally owned and operated by founders Frank and Cynthia Miller for more than 36 years. Turner Pest Control President Paul Drewry points to the company's focus on responsible pest control practices and its expertly trained technicians as just two of the areas in which both companies are closely aligned.
"An important part of our acquisition strategy is ensuring that customers on both sides of the equation will continue to receive the safest, most effective service available and that it's provided by technicians who are among the most highly trained in the business,” Drewry said. “Frank and Cynthia have built an exceptional reputation for both."
Impact Pest Elimination CEO Frank Miller said that becoming part of Turner Pest Control is an opportunity to introduce new pest control solutions to customers his company has served since 1985.
"We've focused on innovation from the start, whether it's our Integrated Pest Management methods or our safety standards," he said. "Joining forces with Turner will allow our customers to benefit from the very latest pest control technologies on the market.”
Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company represented and acted as exclusive financial advisors to Impact Pest Elimination in this transaction.
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HOLMDEL, N.J. — WorkWave announced it has expanded its board of directors with the appointments of Sheryl Hoskins, Sejal Pietrzak and Eric Palmer.
WorkWave said expanding its existing board from four members to seven not only reflects the company’s continued growth during a period of increased investment and acquisition, but also speaks to WorkWave’s ongoing commitment to fostering a diverse culture and mix of experience, backgrounds and geographies.
“We now have a diverse range of extraordinary talent across both the WorkWave employee base and Board of Directors. Diversity of ideas and perspectives is key to enabling us to robustly build the company’s future in a way that promotes new innovation, fresh perspectives and an inclusive company culture,” said David F. Giannetto, CEO of WorkWave. “2021 has been a transformative year for this company, and we’re committed to continuing our growth journey and reinforcing our position as the market leader for the verticals we serve.”\
Sheryl Hoskins has nearly two decades of experience leading and growing SaaS businesses in various industries including healthcare, government, event registration and hospitality. She has managed teams all over the world, spending the first half of her career in Fortune 15 companies and most recently was the CEO of Upserve, LLC, which was acquired by Lightspeed Commerce in 2020. Hoskins holds a degree in electrical engineering, an MBA in marketing and is a U.S. Army veteran.
Sejal Pietrzak has held executive leadership positions for fast-paced, global enterprise software companies across all stages of growth and value creation for the past two decades. Most recently, she was the CEO of DealerSocket, a leading SaaS provider to the automotive industry, which was acquired by Solera in 2021. Pietrzak has an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from The College of William & Mary in Virginia.
Eric Palmer is a serial C-level executive and company growth strategy advisor with extensive experience in operations and finance, software, service and SaaS businesses. He has orchestrated multiple private equity financings, venture capital investments, IPOs, private and public debt financings, acquisitions, roll-ups and other strategic initiatives.
Hoskins, Pietrzak, and Palmer join the existing members of the WorkWave Board of Directors: Darren Roos, chairperson of the WorkWave board, CEO of IFS; Johannes Reichel, partner at EQT; Naveen Wadhera, co-head of TA Associate’s European Technology Group; and Stewart Lynn, Partner at Serent Capital.
“WorkWave has demonstrated an incredible capacity for growth, scalability and financial performance during this phase of investment and development,” said Darren Roos, chairperson of the board at WorkWave. “These carefully selected board members will support WorkWave in its mission to continue to deliver innovative industry-leading solutions that help its customers to grow their business, service their customers and maximize their money.”
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Ravi Sachdeva, longtime owner/operator of American Pest Management, Manhattan, Kan., died on Dec. 14, at 64. Sachdeva passed away at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., following complications from a stroke, according to his obituary.
A native of India, Sachdeva’s parents sent him and his two brothers, Devinder and Inder, to top-rated schools in India. In December 1977, Sachdeva moved from New Delhi, India, to Manhattan, Kan. He fell in love with his new country, eventually becoming an American citizen.
Sachdeva graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in marketing; he would later return for his masters in entomology. Sachdeva succeeded his father as owner of American Pest Management, in 2002. Sachdeva, along with wife Elaine and Vice President Travis Aggson, built American Pest Management into one of the largest pest control companies in Kansas.
Aggson told PCT that Sachdeva’s ability to build relationships was instrumental to the success of American Pest Management. “Ravi always believed work isn't work if you love what you do and who you work with,” Aggson said. “In his mind he was not working, he was visiting family and friends helping them have a better quality of life.”
Aggson said Sachdeva taught him to never miss out on meeting someone; never turn down an opportunity; and not to be afraid to make mistakes. He also encouraged everyone at American Pest Management to push the limits and be creative; one of Sachdeva's favorite phrases, Aggson said, was "If you aren't making waves, you aren't making progress."
Sachdeva is survived by Elaine, daughter Amanda and son Jesse.