President & Chief Executive Officer, Paul Davis
President and CEO, Paul Davis Canada
Corporate Legal Counsel
Laura Ferrante joined Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. as Corporate Legal Counsel in October 2012. Laura has more than 25 years’ experience in insurance and construction litigation, contract negotiation and preparation, mediation/arbitration, as well as regulatory compliance and audit oversight in highly regulated industries. Laura is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating conferred for legal ability and ethical standards of conduct. Laura graduated from the University of Florida and the Florida State University College of Law and is a member of the Florida, Jacksonville and American Bar Associations.
Chief Financial Officer / CFO
Barry Floyd was named Chief Financial Officer of Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. effective February 2013. Prior to this, Barry served as Controller and Director of Franchisee Accounting for the company. Barry is a Florida certified public accountant and has been employed by PDRI since October 2000. Before Paul Davis, Barry worked for Alliance Mortgage Company (now EverBank) and Acosta Sales and Marketing as an analyst. Barry is a member of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium and Construction Financial Management Association and holds a BA in Accounting and MBA from Stetson University.
Chief Information Officer / CIO
Shawn Clark is an IT Executive with more than nineteen years experience in shaping and directing cost-effective IT operations in the healthcare, education, government, and insurance industry. After graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a double major in Economics and Communications, he moved to Florida where he lead the IT department of a 700 bed community hospital and level one trauma center for sixteen years. During this time he received his Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) certification and a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University. His passion for serving the most vulnerable people in the community led to the Chief Information Officer position with Paul Davis Restoration, Inc.
Chief Brand Officer / CBO
Ed Waller brings more than 20 years of brand strategy, marketing and franchising expertise to Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. as Chief Brand Officer. Most recently, he spent 23 years with CertaPro Painters as Co-Founder and founding franchise owner. He directed all brand and marketing efforts from 2004 to 2015 and managed a $9MM marketing fund. Ed is Past Chair of FCMC, the Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference. He was a TFC Shareholder during the ’90s, as well as owner of a Dot Com start-up. Ed has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from the University of Waterloo.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Brad Cowan has been with Paul Davis Restoration since July 2015 as Senior Vice President of Business Development where he oversees Paul Davis’ national business partnerships, as well as the national business development team. Prior to his time with Paul Davis, Brad spent 24 years supporting the insurance replacement industry, most recently as Corporate Vice President at Enterprise Rent A Car where he managed many business partnerships with U.S. Insurance Carriers and Collision Industry Partners. He received a BBA Management degree from West Georgia University. Brad was previously on the Executive Board of “Parents as Teachers,” a national education organization focusing on early childhood education and support programs.
Vice President of Franchise Development
Darin’s career with Paul Davis began more than 12 years ago as a General Manager in one of our local franchise offices. Since then he has spent 10 years as a Regional Manager for the Western and Pacific region for Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. before transitioning into his new role of Vice President of Franchise Development in January of 2015. Darin is a marketer by education with a broad career track spanning marketing, sales, operations, hospitality and is a veteran of the United States Navy.