DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Apr. 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – ServiceMaster DSI (SMDSI) has added two new senior executives to its executive management team following the acquisition of the Large Loss Division by ServiceMaster Brands (SMB).
Andrew Yaklich, an 18 year old ServiceMaster veteran, has been named chief executive officer. He succeeds Jim Boccher, who is now President of Commercial Restoration at SMB, and provides strategic, financial and operational leadership for SMDSI.
Yaklich joined ServiceMaster Corporate in 2001 and has held numerous financial and operational management positions in various ServiceMaster departments: Terminix, ServiceMaster Clean and ServiceMaster Restore. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was Vice President of Operations at USIC, an underground utility company. There he managed nearly 3,000 technicians and monitored sales of more than $ 200 million in the northeastern United States.
Yaklich is a graduate of Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, USA, with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Finance. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management in Oakbrook, Illinois.
In addition, Mike Specht has been appointed Chief Operations Officer. He monitors the daily operations at SMDSI.
Specht brings 25 years of industry experience to his new position, including 14 years at ServiceMaster DSI. Previously, Specht was Assistant Construction Superintendent, Director of Construction Services and Vice President of Construction Services. During this time, Specht was responsible for a third of the company’s sales.
Specht holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
“With over 30 years of ServiceMaster experience, Andrew and Mike bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the SMDSI Executive Management Team,” said Chris Veldman, Chief Financial Officer at SMDSI. “I am confident that in addition to its leadership and dedication to our business, SMDSI will not only continue to provide timely and superior restoration services, but will also expand our already extensive customer base.”
Information on ServiceMaster DSI
ServiceMaster DSI is an ownership / management group headquartered in Downers Grove, IL that specializes in providing disaster recovery services for residential and commercial purposes through the ServiceMaster Restore and ServiceMaster Recovery Management (SRM) brands. Since its first ServiceMaster license in 1981, ServiceMaster DSI has become the leading owner group within the ServiceMaster network. It has 86 licenses in the US and acts as the flagship SRM operator. Through these brands, SMDSI customers in all 50 states and their large loss-making team have provided commercial disaster relief services in more than 20 countries around the world.
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