Rockit Pest adds industry veteran as SVP


May 21, 2021

Patrick Settle

Patrick Settle

Rockit Pest has appointed Patrick Settle as senior vice president, who has three decades of pest management industry experience. Settle spent 20 years with Veseris in various roles, most recently as the Southeast District sales manager. He was awarded sales manager of the year in 2020. Previously, he ran the corporate accounts group for the U.S. and Canada, where he spent 15 years as a business development manager, responsible for the daily operations of corporate account customers and a team of inside support staff. Before Veseris, he worked at FMC.

Settle said in a news release that he is “thrilled to be joining the Rockit family and excited to help further its tremendous growth potential. After spending time with the team and getting to know their values and vision for the company, I believe Rockit Pest is an exceptional partner for family and founder-owned pest businesses.”

“We are excited to have Patrick join our leadership team as we continue to scale operations and partner with pest industry veterans,” Rockit Pest Director Jay Abramson said in the news release. “Our team is aligned with Patrick in providing exceptional service to our customers, long-term career opportunities for our employees and enabling our business partners to achieve their financial and growth objectives.”


Founded by Halle Capital, Rockit Pest is focused on acquiring and operating regional pest control businesses. The New York City-based company provides capital solutions to pest control operators looking for either an ownership transition or to partner with a group of experienced executives to accelerate growth and help build a best-in-class pest control company. In addition to serving as a capital partner, Rockit brings operating, business development, financial, strategic, and other advisory skillsets to assist its pest control partners in successfully scaling their businesses.


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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