Aptive names chief technology officer


May 12, 2021

Ryan Byrd

Ryan Byrd

Provo, Utah-based Aptive Environmental hired Ryan Byrd as its newest chief technology officer.

In his new role, Byrd will be responsible for a key, tech-first division within the company. He will  provide internal and external engineering support at Aptive.

“In addition to Aptive’s commitment to its customers and its unparalleled growth, I jumped at the opportunity to work with Aptive due to their strategic approach to using technology to become a true industry disruptor,” Byrd said.

Byrd brings more than 20 years of extensive engineering, software system development and information technology (IT) experience. Previously, he was the chief technology officer at Entrata for eight years.

“While Aptive is known for providing customers with outstanding pest control services, I always think of Aptive as a technology company first,” Vess Pearson, CEO of Aptive, said. “This approach enables us to better serve our customers, and having Ryan on board will further our commitment to using Silicon Valley ideals and proprietary technology to give our employees and customers the best possible experience.”

Byrd earned his bachelor’s of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Brigham Young University and his master’s of business administration degree from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.

As an adjunct professor, Byrd has taught courses at Utah Valley University on software development, computer engineering and networking, as well as the first PHP/Oracle programming class in the state. He is also a featured technology and IT security panelist and guest lecturer in the University of Utah Alumni Speaker Series.


Aptive provides residential and commercial pest control services to more than 4,735 cities across North America. In 2020, Aptive annual revenue reached $268 million, which was a 35 percent increase year over year. The company was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America in the Inc. 5000, in addition to other local and national awards for its leadership and growth, including:


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