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John Cooke

President

John purchased ServiceMaster Clean of Ottawa, along with CanClean Financial, in 2006. He has an extensive career in this industry starting with purchasing the 200th AmeriSpec� franchisee license in Brampton, ON, in 1994. Within four years, John grew AmeriSpec of Brampton to the 10th largest AmeriSpec business in all of North America. In 1998, ServiceMaster Inc. acquired AmeriSpec Inc.

Based on confidence in the ServiceMaster brand, John remained with the franchise, now called AmeriSpec of Canada, and, along with a partner, founded an engineering company specializing in home and building inspections, and environmental engineering. They were awarded AmeriSpec of Canada franchisee licenses in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, ON. In 2000, John joined ServiceMaster of Canada as Business Leader for AmeriSpec of Canada and saw sales of his division triple in five years.

John has served on the AmeriSpec Presidents Advisory Council from 1998 to 2005, has been awarded the We Serve Award, and he and his team have been the recipients of 16 achievement awards and two nominations for the Presidents Cup.

John’s hard work with ServiceMaster Clean of Ottawa led the company to win the 2008 Mid-Market Business of the Year award through the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and its Business Achievement Awards. Additionally, the company has obtained several Consumers’ Choice Awards under John’s direction.

Most recently, John has facilitated residential construction courses to the insurance industry, through the Insurance Institute of Canada.

David Stead

Director and President for CanClean

David first joined the ServiceMaster of Canada family in 1994 in Toronto, when he and his wife, Cindy, purchased a ServiceMaster Clean franchisee license for the territory of Markham/Richmond Hill, ON.

In 2001, David joined ServiceMaster Clean of Canada with responsibility for the Commercial Division. As a result of his successes, David was seconded to help the ServiceMaster Clean U.S. head office with their Commercial Division. In 2004, David joined The CanClean Group as President. He has been responsible for several mergers and acquisitions while with The CanClean Group.

David and Cindy still own the ServiceMaster Clean franchisee license in Markham/Richmond Hill, and it is managed by Cindy. This franchisee license has been a Presidents Cup nominee for nine of its 13 years in operation. It has won an award from the ServiceMaster Clean U.S. division every year that it’s been in operation.

David is a Board Member and serves as Secretary of the Markham Stouville Hospital Foundation.

Brian Anderson, MBA CA

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Brian holds extensive experience with strategic planning, financial reporting, and analysis and asset management.

Prior to joining ServiceMaster Clean of Ottawa, Brian was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for IMAX Corporation with large format IMAX theatres located in over 25 countries. Brian was also the Director of Business Development for Clintar Grounds Keeping, Canada’s largest grounds keeping system.

Brian serves as the Treasurer for the Canadian Franchise Association.

Kirk Stevens

Chief Accountant

Kirk is an experienced financial controller with a background in the mining, educational, and retail sectors.

Kirk has a greater than 20-year career in accounting, project management, and human resources. Prior to joining ServiceMaster Clean of Ottawa, Kirk held the position of Financial Controller of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute with responsibility for accounting and financial services of the cooking school, a restaurant, and a boutique, which are part of a multi-national corporation of cooking schools around the world. Kirk has an extensive career in the mining industry managing projects aimed at evaluating the economic potential of mining properties in northern Quebec, Ontario, and West Africa. He was responsible for operational, financial, and human resources.

Kirk has a CMA accounting designation, and B.Sc., and M.Sc. degrees in Geological Sciences. He is also fluently bilingual in English and French.

The leadership team and employees are all professional and experienced individuals committed to delivering exceptional customer satisfaction. They are ready to serve you:

Call (613) 244-1997, or Email inquiry@smottawa.com.