Certus names northwest market president


December 21, 2020

Tanya Wittig

Tanya Wittig

Guilford, Conn.-based Certus Pest has hired Tanya Wittig as president for its northwest market.

Wittig began her career in the pest management industry in 2003 as a regional account executive at Steritech.

After four years leading customer relationship teams for two major Canadian banks, she returned to Steritech in 2012. Most recently, Wittig worked as senior director of customer experience at Steritech, leading efforts to transform account management, improve customer experience and make the organization an indispensable partner.

“I’m proud to be part of the Certus team and look forward to building a best-in-class operation in the northwest,” Wittig said.

Wittig has more than 20 years of leadership and operational experience. Her leadership philosophy is to embrace the effort and appreciate the rewards of seeing the talent on her teams grow.

“Tanya’s people first, process-driven, results-oriented leadership style is what a fast-growing company like Certus needs,” said Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus. “Her ability to provide a clear vision, transparency, accountability, and recognition to team members will help bring our team together as we continue to build out our Northwest market.”

In 2020, Certus completed its first acquisition in Florida with Hoskins Pest Control, its first acquisition in Arizona with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control, and its first acquisition in California with Rodent Pest Technologies.

The company also purchased Portland, Ore.-based Pioneer Pest Management; Cape Coral, Fla.-based Strategic Pest Control of Southwest Florida; Seattle, Wash.-based Dominion Pest Control; Meridian, Idaho-based Perx Pest Control; Beaverton, Ore.-based Halt Pest Control; Puyallup, Wash.-based Whitworth Pest Solutions; and most recently Miami, Fla.-based Santiano Brothers.

Certus now operates in Washington, Oregon, Florida, Idaho and Arizona. The company expects to continue to grow in its existing markets and enter new markets into 2021.

Certus entered the pest control market in 2019 in the Pacific Northwest with its first two acquisitions: Mathis Exterminating, Puget Sound, Wash., and Eco Elite Pest Control, Seattle, Wash.


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Danielle Pesta is the senior digital media manager at North Coast Media, the parent company of PMP magazine. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net.

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