Team MoJo knows how to create success.
Our leadership is swarming with franchise knowledge, stemming from experience across multiple franchise brands, including five of the top ten fastest growing franchise businesses in the nation. Our resumes boast extensive skills across marketing, operations, finance and customer service and as soon as you join our crew of Mosquito Joe franchise partners, we’re working for you.
Kevin Wilson, CEO aka Head Joe
Kevin hails from the great white north where the mosquito season was short but very intense. Armed with a degree from the University of Western Ontario, he began his career in consulting with Bain and Company, where a mild bagel addiction drove him to found Benny’s Bagels, a business that franchised bagel stores throughout Texas. A not-so-short plane ride later he found himself in Johannesburg, South Africa working for South African Airways. Upon returning to Virginia Beach in 2001, Kevin became a partner with Envest Ventures and oversaw $160M across three funds that made over 28 investments, four of which were franchisors. After meeting the founders of Mosquito Joe, he was sold on the need for the services and the opportunity for franchisees and was excited to build a great and lasting company. As our Head Joe, Kevin oversees the business and works to drive our franchisee-centric support system. While mosquitoes’ appetite for him could be described as average, he prefers to spend his outdoor time mosquito-free with his wife, drinking wine or attending their three kids’ sporting activities.
Brian Garrison, Chief Operating Officer aka G.I. Joe
Brian comes to Mosquito Joe after an extensive career serving our country in the United States Navy. Brian graduated from the Naval Academy, after which he served 22 years as a Naval officer, focused in naval aviation. He is also a former management consultant with McKinsey & Co, where he focused on strategy and operations in a variety of industries and corporate settings. As our G.I. Joe and Chief Operating Officer, Brian coordinates the efforts and activities of the corporate team to enhance the performance of Mosquito Joe franchises. He guides new franchisees through the start up process and advises established franchisees in their ongoing business operations. Brian enjoys running, biking and hiking, and watching his two kids out on the sports fields. Brian describes himself “somewhere north of 3” (out of 5) on the mosquito scale, so because these hobbies keep him outside, he’s been a Mosquito Joe customer since the original location opened in 2010! Originally from Massachusetts, Brian is a die-hard Boston sports fan and, like a true Navy captain, enjoys a good single malt scotch.
Walter Ewell, Franchise Development aka Joe Cool
Walter has extensive experience building industry-leading brands that became household names and have been among the top 10 franchise companies. He’s as franchise-savvy as they come with an enchanting demeanor, and that’s why he’s our Joe Cool. Walter is the go-to guy for our potential franchise partners and gets his thrills from granting MoJo franchises to highly motivated franchise partners. A long time native of Hampton Roads and graduate of Old Dominion University, Walter’s outdoor fun consists of backyard activities with his grandkids, gardening, and relaxing by the pond in his back yard. Walter is a prime target for mosquitoes and owes gratitude to his wife Sharon, who he claims is the brains of their household operation, for bringing Mosquito Joe into their lives.
Jodi Ramoino, Director of Franchise Development aka Joe-Dee
Jodi started her career in the environmental field with an Environmental Science Degree from SUNY ESF at Syracuse – but her love for nature was often over-shadowed by her loathing for pesky bugs. Jodi’s lofty ambitions of saving the planet were side-tracked when she decided to try her hand at franchise sales with Liberty Tax Service. The joy of turning regular people into entrepreneurs solidified her choice to change careers. Franchising and helping people navigate the franchise selection process quickly became her new love. Jodi joins Mosquito Joe with over ten years of franchise sales experience as well as a turn as an Area Developer for Liberty. Joining Mosquito Joe made absolute perfect sense as it combines two of her favorite things: making the outdoors fun again and making people successful business owners!
Michael Hull, Director of Finance aka Joe Money
Michael grew up in the mosquito haven of Norfolk, VA and other than his college years at William and Mary from where he graduated, he has called the city home. He has a finance and real estate background but was bit by the Mosquito Joe bug from day one in 2010 and has been involved in the local operations ever since. As our Numbers Joe, Michael oversees the books but also supports the franchise operations with training, maintaining, and improving our current and potential franchise partners, and managing various vendor relationships. He enjoys his free time outdoors boating and fishing with family and friends. Mosquitoes adore him so much that he’s generally swatting his legs before a mosquito ever gets close. We adore him too. Oh, and his favorite color is blue.
Angela Zerda Paules, Vice President of Marketing aka Our Cup of Joe
Angela joined the Mosquito Joe team upon her arrival to Virginia. Spending the majority of her life in Texas, she has seen her share of mosquitoes – and when they say everything is bigger in Texas, they mean it. Angela began her career in advertising, working on high profile clients such as Walmart and BMW before her Longhorn pride drove her to a marketing role with her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. While in Austin, her entrepreneurial nature led her to open a coffee shop, which she ran for four years – and that’s why she’s Our Cup of Joe. She has a competitive nature and loves attacking new challenges, whether in her professional life or through outside the office endeavors like kickboxing, skydiving, or competitive sports. She even has a trapeze lesson on her resume. She loves to have her outdoor fun on the beach or camping with her family, friends and German Shepherd dog.
Denise Morris, Director of Local Operations aka Joe Mama
Denise is a favorite among our Mosquito Joe customers, and of course around the office as well. She is the queen of customer service and manages our technicians with the elegance of a four-time mother and one-time grandmother, warranting the title of our Joe Mama. Denise’s background includes ten years in office management and eleven years as a paraprofessional within the educational system. She has lived in Virginia for the past 15 years with her family and two dogs. When it comes to outdoor fun, Denise loves to play and coach fast-pitch softball, ride dirt bikes, fish, go to the races and spend time traveling with her family. Lucky for Denise, mosquitoes don’t bother her, but because they love her family, she’s always on the mosquito defensive.