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Executive Team

Executive Team

Rich Wilson
President & Chief Executive Officer, Paul Davis
Rich-WilsonRich Wilson began his career in franchising in 1986 with College Pro Painters. He was attending Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and needed a substantial amount of income to pay for tuition. Owning a painting business that operated in the summer seemed the best way to afford Rich the opportunity to stay in school. Fortunately, the business was successful and the tuition was paid. Upon graduation in 1988, Mr. Wilson accepted a position with the franchisor and eventually worked his way up to Vice President in 1993. He expanded his division into New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, doubling its sales over eight years. In 1997, Mr. Wilson was recruited by AAMCO Transmissions in Philadelphia. He served in several senior positions in Franchise Sales, Operations and the Parts Department. It was during this time that Rich learned many of the skills necessary to run a full time franchise organization. In 2003, Mr. Wilson accepted a position with CertaPro Painters as Executive Vice President, where he focused on improving franchisee productivity and profitability. He took over day to day operations in 2008 and named Chief Operating Officer. In 2010 he was appointed President and CEO over seeing $313M in System Wide Sales in his final year at CertaPro, 2014. In March of 2015 Rich was named President and CEO of Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. Mr. Wilson and his family reside in the Philadelphia area.

Ken Robinson
President and CEO,  Paul Davis Canada 
Ken was the first franchise owner in Canada and founder of Paul Davis Canada. He operated in the field for 18 years at the Scarborough/Toronto franchise, as well as trained and launched franchises across Canada. In 2004, the Toronto franchise was sold and Ken joined Paul Davis Systems Canada as Sales and Marketing Vice-President, a position he held until he became President in 2007. Ken has held every major position in the company. He is an Xactware trainer and an expert in the field. He is also currently the chairman of the RCOC in Canada. Ken is certified as a Master Restorer from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). In June of 2014, FirstService Brands expanded their line of Brands with the addition of Paul Davis, adding 66 franchises to the Paul Davis Network, bringing the total number to more than 370.

Bill Dietz
Regional Vice President, Paul Davis Canada
Bill copyBill has been with Paul Davis since 2011. He is responsible for maintaining operational excellence and consistency in the franchise network. He and his team deliver new franchisee training, ongoing training and support directly to franchisees and perform regular field audits throughout Canada. His team’s focus is to deliver excellent customer experiences, maintain franchisee profitability and grow network sales.Bill has worked for FirstService Brands companies since 1998. He was a franchisee and a General Manager at College Pro, Development General Manager CertaPro Painters and the Manager at First Service Brands’ Leadership Development Program.

Laura Ferrante
Corporate Legal Counsel

LauraFerranteFinal4349Laura 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.


Barry Floyd
Chief Financial Officer / CFO

BarryFloydFinal4434Barry 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.


Shawn Clark

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.

Ed Waller
Chief Brand Officer / CBO

Ed WallerwebEd 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.


Brad Cowan
Senior Vice President of Business Development

Brad_CowanwebBrad 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.

Darin Davies
Vice President of Franchise Development

Darin_DaviessmDarin’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.

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