Revolutionizing Pest Management
With Versa-Tech PM, You’ll Always see a Familiar Face
ALL IN Staff
Each of us wholly dedicates ourselves to the company’s mission: Setting a New Standard In Pest Management Service. It starts by having the right staff in the right place. Versa-Tech hand selects each hire, preferably with no pest management experience. Each staff member is trained in house for their initial position. Field staff go through an apprentice program that lasts from 4-12 months and entails basic training and specific field training for their intended position. This assures that each field staff has a good basic understanding of field services, safety, sales, administration, client relations and location information. This level of training leads to more consistent culture, representation, and service. Versa-Tech is a team where we all believe we work with each other and for our company. We all share similar goals, principals, values, and a responsibility to make sure our clients are well taken care of. We share a sense of duty. Let us meet the team who lives Versa-Tech every day. Each of us are ‘ALL IN.’
CONSISTANCY – DEDICATION – PROGESSION
Kirk Baacke – Chief Executive Officer
For the last 14 years, Kirk has dedicated himself to Pest Management Service and the Pest Management Industry. Introduced to the industry through a family friend, Kirk decided to make the move into Pest Management and was hired on at Orkin Commercial. Kirk quickly attained his licensing, certifications, and credentials including Branch 2, AIB and Purdue. Within only two years Kirk had moved up to be on of the top-ranking techs and having only Gold Medal Commercial accounts. Kirk made the move to Iso-Tech in 2009 where he was immediately given the Orange County Route that was comprised of some of the biggest hotels and hospitality accounts in Anaheim. In August 2013, Kirk made his final move and was brought on as Chief Operating Officer at Versa-Tech Pest Management. Over the last 10 years Kirk has helped progress Versa-Tech to becoming one of the most reputable pest management companies in the greater Los Angeles areas. Starting in 2022 Kirk takes the helm as CEO. In his spare time, Kirk can be found on his Harley Davidson or cheering on the Steelers.
Jason Baacke – Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Starting out as a tech helper in 2005, Jason has learned every aspect of Pest Management Service. Jason moved up through three companies before deciding to establish Versa-Tech in 2012. Jason adds experienced leadership, with an expert background in pest management service, sales, operations, and client relations. Jason is in uniform each day leading from the front and believes service companies need to have a flatter hierarchy. Jason has developed and implemented Pest Management Programs for 11 large retail centers in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas of Southern California. Jason has also developed industry leading Bed Bug Treatments, Rodent Services, and other service models. Jason and his team have developed a new pest management experience for regular services and rodent services.
“We must value what our clients do”. Being the Chief Operating Officer of Versa-Tech keeps Jason busy. Jason is dedicated to his staff and clients, always looking to evolve and keep the company progressing, properly aligned, and providing consistent and better service. Jason carries a BA in History from Cal Poly Pomona. Jason’s days end with his wife and two young children.
Sean Autry – Chief Financial Officer
Sean is a California Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of diverse experience. With a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, Sean spent 3 years at Deloitte and Touche where he performed financial statement and internal control audits of various investment fund structures and financial services companies. Subsequent to Deloitte, Sean spent 4 years at loanDepot, a national mortgage banking institution whereas the Director of Corporate Accounting he oversaw the corporate and capital markets accounting function and participated in the financial reporting and analysis. Since then, Sean has dedicated his career to bringing the sophistication and expertise of the corporate world to small businesses, focusing intently on thoughtful financial analysis, tax planning, and corporate financial strategy.
Joe Garcia- Vice President of Operations
After serving in the United States Army and Air Force, Joe joined Iso-Tech in 2009. Joe was assigned to the Bed Bug Division where he grew into a leadership role. With this entry into management, Joe developed and improved upon the division and helped build out the department to become one of Southern California’s biggest and best Bed Bug Services. Joe came over to Versa-Tech in 2013 as one of its first Route Managers, taking on all different types of accounts within one route. Joe developed his skills over time in service, administration, and operations and his star began to rise. Joe is currently the Vice President of Operations and head of Versa-Tech’s Veterans Affairs. Joe’s spare time is spent reading, mountain or dirt bike riding, and traveling the United States. Joe is a dedicated family man to his wife and three children
Shiree Baacke – Office Manager
Shiree came to Versa-Tech after managing in the restaurant industry between TGI Fridays and Buffalo Wild Wings. Shiree changed careers and joined Versa-Tech in 2014, jumping right into the Office Manager position. Shiree learned fast and by fire at times but has developed her position and has become not only proficient at the day-to-day Office Management duties but gained Pest Management Service knowledge as well. Shiree oversees Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bookkeeping, Field Administration Oversight, and running our service software Pest Pac. Shiree also manages a husband and two children.
April Neill – Public Relations & Marketing
A seasoned public relations and digital marketing consultant, April brings over 20 years of marketing, copywriting, web development and social media management experience to the Versa-Tech team. Specializing in marketing communications & SEO, April has quickly acclimated to the pest control industry —her first project in the field —and she excels at crafting content and marketing campaigns that resonate with the community and effectively connect Versa-Tech with consumers needing pest and rodent control services. In her spare time, April enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, her four adult children, and her four-legged family members.
Cesar Buenaflor – Orange County Route Manager
Cesar started his career in Pest Management with Versa-Tech in 2013. Cesar was the companies first non-management employee. Cesar was also the first one to go through Versa-Techs Apprentice Program. Cesar learned the basics and was committed. Cesar was first assigned to Large Retail Center Services where he specifically trained on each centers service and administration. Cesar continued in the Large Retail Service Space providing proactive services that kept standing out. Cesar learned more and more and began to develop and improve upon his services. Cesar has grown and moved on from the Large Retail Services to earn the Orange County Route Manager position where he now services and manages all Versa- Tech Orange County regular service clients. Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, Cesar is also a musician, song writer and producer with a progressing portfolio and fan base.
Stan Kilpatrick, Jr. – Los Angeles Route Manager
Since 2016, Stan has been a consistent part of his clients’ locations. A Security Supervisor at Westfield Santa Anita Stan would observe the professionalism from the Versa-Tech Route Managers servicing the facility. One day he asked Route Manager Cesar Buenaflor for some employment information. Stan and Versa-Tech have grown together more than any other. Stan has a level of personal dedication to his clients that is not often seen. What Stan enjoys most about the job is his clients and being out on the road, place to place as he moves through the west side. Stan truly treats each location as if it were his own home. On weekends, Stan is a diehard 49rs fan. He can also be found out with friends and family.
Antelmo Ortega – Los Angeles South Route Manager
Antelmo comes to Versa-Tech after beginning his pest management career at another pest control company where he obtained his applicators license and gained experience on a regular residential service route. Antelmo made the move to Versa-Tech in late November 2021, and has a desire to learn, ability to listen, and execute service with integrity. His prior experience and professionalism gave a good impression. He caught on quickly to the way Versa-Tech provides service, and its all-in culture. Antelmo now runs a Los Angeles County route that includes both residential and commercial accounts. On his off time Antelmo likes to play the bass, and manages a norteño band. He also enjoys performing Mexican folklorico traditional dancing for the Latino community. Antelmo carries a Criminal Justice BS from CSU Dominguez Hills, and is a proud member of the Alpha Phi Sigma honors society.
Daniel Luevano – Rodent Control Services
Daniel is the newest member of the team. Starting in 2020 Daniel comes to Versa-Tech from Tru-Green lawn care services. This was a smooth transition for Daniel coming from another service industry. Daniel caught on quick to all aspects of pest control service and truly excels at Rodent Services. Daniels’s star is quickly rising in the company and with his clients. Daniel is being groomed to take over all rodent services and will head Versa-Tech’s Rodent Division. Daniel plays soccer on the weekends and is a dedicated family man who together with his wife, have one son and will be welcoming a new baby this year.