Our Management Team

Pestmaster’s Seasoned Management Team

Pestmaster’s Seasoned Management Team
Relies on Deep and Varied Experience for Success

As Henry Ford once said, “Working together is success.” That is the primary reason the management team at Pestmaster Services has been successful and has been able to offer success to our company’s franchisees. Our team of industry experts and management professionals has worked together to form a solid foundation upon which Pestmaster Services has flourished for nearly 40 years. To gain a perspective on their unique fitness for the positions they hold, meet the six members of our management team:  Shelly Ichord, Jason Virden, Danny Campos, Darrick Bissell, and Stuart Mitchell.


Shelly IchordShelly Ichord – Vice President
Responsible for developing Pestmaster’s “green” strategies, advancing the company’s mission, and securing major service contracts, Shelly Ichord puts her nearly 20 years’ experience as an educator to work in her role as vice president. In this role, she also serves on Pestmasters’ Franchise Network Board of Directors where she shapes the company’s future by influencing important policy, procedure, and program decisions.


Jason VirdenJason Virden – General Manager and Contracts Manager

Responsible for the day-to-day business operation functions of Pestmaster Services, Jason Virden wears two hats as both General Manager and Contracts Manager. Virden manages more than $16 million in federal, state, and local contracts for Pestmaster, using his 30-plus years of experience in management and accounting. In addition to contracts, Virdoen oversees management of the company’s HR, accounting, and operations departments.

Danny CamposDanny Campos – National Franchise Development Manager
With more than 25 years of combined experience as a business owner, executive, and U. S. Army veteran, Danny Campos brings a wealth of knowledge and a positive spirit to his position as National Franchise Development Manager. Responsible for recruiting franchisees and business development strategy, Campos relies upon his career in the service industry, real estate, and corporate training to build and expand Pestmaster’s strong network of franchise businesses.


Darrick BissellDarrick Bissell – Accounting and HR Manager
A U. S. Navy veteran with more than 20 years of experience in banking, accounting, and HR, Darrick Bissell uses his leadership, financial, and people skills for help make Pestmaster Services successful. Bissell earned his BS in Human Resources and Management from the University of Reno.


Stuart Mitchell – Management Consultant

Stuart MitchellAdvising Pestmaster’s management team on a wide range of matters including product and service development, process improvement, and policies and procedures, Stuart Mitchell is an invaluable member of the management team. He is able to advise management team members and positively influence important business decisions based on his education and experience as a board-certified physician, veterinarian, entomologist, and clinical psychologist.


Having a solid management team that’s brimming with talent and experience is a primary reason Pestmaster Services has enjoyed sustained growth and success for nearly 40 years. To learn more about the success and opportunities at Pestmaster Services, visit or call 800.525.8866 today.

Pestmaster Franchise

Pestmaster Franchise



Pestmaster is both an innovative and environmentally sensitive pest management services provider. With a unique, progressive, and extremely successful franchise business model, Pestmaster professionals provide state of the art, scientifically-based integrated pest management solutions for the most challenging pestiferous problems. Pestmaster, a 21st century organization that is leading the way in the fast growing pest management industry.

Dr. Stuart Mitchell | BCE

I’ve been in the industry for years and I can’t tell you just how valuable the Pestmaster franchise opportunity really is. I have much greater access to identifying and getting potent government contracts with the help and assistance from the corporate office. We would not be nearly as successful as we are today, had we not purchased a Pestmaster Franchise.

Wayne Holliday & Tommy Houk | Pestmaster® Services of Lake City & Gainesville, FL

In today’s pest control business environment, we all need some sort of competitive edge and Pestmaster has definitely given us the edge we needed to set us apart from the competition.

Bart Van Diepen | Pestmaster® Services of Northern San Diego, CA

Pestmaster® has been the best investment I’ve ever made in my life!

Barrett Alley | Pestmaster® Services of Kingston, NY

We had options, but if we hadn’t decided on a Pestmaster Services franchise, we could not have gone from just one to several employees in less than one year of purchasing the franchise. Without the franchise, we would not have known about the high-dollar pest control services opportunities such as West Point Academy and we would certainly not have become the successful contract bidder that we are today.

Paul Alley | Pestmaster® Services of Kingston, NY

I owned my own small pest control business for six years before I decided to buy a national brand franchise. The amount of business I was able to produce in those six years was doubled in just my first year with Pestmaster Services. Joining the Pestmaster brand was an excellent choice for me and for the future of my business.

Chris Nelson | Pestmaster® Services of Salt Lake City, UT

I knew I was ready to start a business and looked for a long time but could not find my value-added proposition What could I do better than anyone else to distinguish me from the others in any industry? I have always been a technical person, so I was not confident in my ability to start a brand and market it. I also didn’t want to start from zero without help and support in my new adventure. For these reasons I looked into franchising opportunities and quickly found Pestmaster Services. They provided the value-added proposition, branding, marketing and support that I was looking for. The business model works and the people in the PFN will help you succeed.

Jerome Snyder | Pestmaster® Services of Central New York

The Pestmaster Franchise Network has enabled me to secure government contracts and group pricing with several vendors. The training from our entomologist and combined experience is incredibly valuable. It is a great network of knowledge, experience, and Camaraderie.”

Justin Kendall | Pestmaster® Services of Virginia Beach, Virginia

I would like to take a minute and thank you all for the incredible hospitality you all showed me.  You all contributed to a successful experience for me and I hope I can make you all proud by building a successful business in the mountains of PA and the suburbs of NJ.  Thank you again, this trip was a huge success and it would have not been possible without each and every one of you.

Tony Cuiffo | Pestmaster® Services of New Jersey & Pennsylvania

When we met with the franchisor, Jeff Van Diepen, we saw how involved he was with the franchises while also running some of the operations himself. Jeff was very in tune with how to run a successful franchise and was more than willing to put the time in to show that to the franchisees. I just can’t say enough about how Jeff and his team go to work each and every day to be better than the day before and how they bring that to the franchisees every day.


Alain Bernik & Tom Nelson | Pestmaster® Services of San Antonio, Texas
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