Our Leadership Team
It’s possible to fall into success, but a lasting business requires effective, wise, leadership. With a 20+ year history and over 100 franchise locations in 28 states and one U.S. Territory, we feel PIRTEK USA has earned the right to call itself a success story.
This is in no small part due to the type of leadership we value. Every leader on the PIRTEK team understands the importance of supporting our franchisees. Without successful business owners managing our locations, we wouldn’t have a brand at all.
As Chief Executive Officer at PIRTEK USA, Kim is responsible for the U.S. and Canadian operations of the company. Bringing more than 20 years of franchising experience and leadership to her current role at PIRTEK USA, Kim is focused on developing the franchise network, ensuring outstanding franchise support, and driving profitable growth within the franchise system by keeping corporate employees and franchise owners working together fervently to achieve shared goals. Strengthening and expanding the Brand within the U.S. is the primary value strategy as brand strength is beneficial to both the franchisor and franchisee. Under her leadership, the brand has increased the number of units by more than 75% in just over four years.
Prior to joining PIRTEK USA, Kim began her career in accounting, earned an MBA, became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and worked her way up to Director of Finance at U.S. Lawns, another U.S. franchise brand. Kim joined PIRTEK USA in 2016, as the organization’s Corporate Controller. She was promoted to CFO and Vice President in 2018 and assumed her current role in January of 2019. Kim also holds the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association.
Jenny is the Chief Financial Officer for PIRTEK USA. She brings to her role over 20 years of diverse experience and expertise in Accounting and Finance to her role. In addition to leading PIRTEK USA’s Accounting and Information Technology Departments, she is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the company’s financial reports and for ensuring that sound financial practices are followed. Jenny also leads many company process improvement initiatives by driving collaboration between the Accounting and Information Technology Departments to provide new resources and value-added tools that will drive financial growth for both PIRTEK USA and franchisees alike.
Jenny joined PIRTEK USA in 2021, coming from Aramark Corporation, where she held various Finance roles and had most recently served as Region Finance Director. She also served as an Accountant for the headquarters of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Jenny holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Governors State University.
Director of Franchise Development
In the Director of Franchise Development role, Nick leads the franchise sales, marketing, and compliance functions within the organization. He has been with PIRTEK USA for five years and during that time, he and his team have significantly contributed to the substantial growth that PIRTEK USA has achieved . This growth included achieving the major milestone of opening 100 franchise locations in the U.S. Nick is extremely focused on adapting to the most effective methods for attracting the right candidates for PIRTEK ownership. The entire team is committed to opening 300 franchise locations in North America, while at the same time acknowledging that finding the ‘right’ owners is even more important than exponential growth.
Nick joined PIRTEK USA in 2016 after more than six years at Scotts Miracle Gro as a District Sales Manager. He began his PIRTEK USA career as a Business Development Manager, advancing to Franchise Development Manager in 2019, then to his current position as Director of Franchise Development in October of 2020.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations at PIRTEK USA, Don is responsible for our product distribution, product development, supply chain, training, and customer service departments. Bringing over 30 years of franchise operations experience and leadership, Don is focused on driving outcomes that support our goals for brand standards and ensuring that our strategies for brand saturation are met for years to come.
Prior to joining PIRTEK USA, in early 2022, Don established a successful track record for achievement in multi-unit consulting and multi-market franchise development. His franchise development depth includes both domestic and international development with multiple major U.S. brands including FASTSIGNS International, Sport Clips, and SERVPRO. Don continues to invest in personal development by earning several professional accreditations including Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and Tableau Data Analyst certification.