President of Pestmaster Franchise Network, LLC and General Manager & Contracts Manager of Pestmaster Services, LP and Kaigan, LLC:Jason Virden


Mr. Virden joined Pestmaster Services in 2016 as the Business Development Manager. By 2017 he was promoted to Contracts Manager and led the Contracts Department to over $16M in Federal, State and local contracts sales. Mr. Virden has over 30 years of business experience with a focus on Accounting and General Management. In 2018 Mr. Virden was promoted to General Manager and Contracts Manager of Pestmaster Services.

Mr. Virden, along with his staff, is responsible for the daily operations in Contracts, Operations, Accounting and Human Resources.

Danny Campos Pestmaster Services Team

National Franchise Development Manager:Danny Campos


As a veteran of the U.S Army, Danny learned the importance of strategy, teamwork and an attitude for success at a very early age in his adult life. With a twenty five-year career as a senior executive manager in three different industries, Danny comes with the knowledge and experience needed to enhance and build an already strong franchise recruitment strategy.

Danny is not unfamiliar with the entrepreneur experience, owning businesses in the services, real estate and corporate training industries with over 20 years combined experience. With a well-rounded resume, Danny brings the right experience in strategic planning, budgeting and growth initiatives to the table.

A grateful and proud father, husband and grandfather, Danny enjoys time with family, fishing, camping and travels to balance his home and work life.

Stuart Mitchell Pestmaster services



With 35 years of experience, Stuart serves the pest management, public health, and environmental health industries. Consultant, expert-witness, author, and lecturer. As an observing physician, consulting clinical psychologist, veterinarian, and entomologist, Stuart holds and maintains the following academic degrees and board certifications.

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  • PhD Entomology
  • PhD Biology
  • PhD Zoology
  • PhD Complementary & Alternative Healthcare
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Bachelor of Science Forensic Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Physics
  • Board Certified Family Physician
  • Board Certified Stress Management Consultant
  • Certified Traditional Naturopath
  • Board Certified Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Board Certified Entomologist (Medical/Veterinary & Urban/Industrial)
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Accredited Associate
  • Certified Wildlife Control Professional
  • National Safety Council Instructor (Emergency Medical Response, Professional Rescuer, First Aid, CPR & AED)

National Training Director :Chip Hughes

Chip Hughes has served on our Board of Directors since March 2019. Since June 1990, Mr. Hughes has been the owner of Eco-Logic Pest Control Systems, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL. Since January 2004, Mr. Hughes has also been a National Sales Manager for Nisus Corporation in Jacksonville, FL. Chip Hughes is currently president and CEO of a unique web-based software that assists PMPs in the management of their product labels and safety data sheets.

:Liz Sturm: Accounting and HR Manager

Liz is an accounting professional with over 30 years of experience in management, human resources, and accounting in the manufacturing, non-profit, services, and government arenas. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and her Master of Science in Accounting from Bentley University.

When not at her desk, Liz loves hanging out with her family and taking walks with their dog.

Liz loves being a member of the Pestmaster Services® team while continuing to expand her professional skills.

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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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