ServiceMaster Appoints American Home Shield General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in Preparation for Spin
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced it has named Jeffrey A. Fiarman as the senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of American Home Shield. Fiarman is expected to join American Home Shield later this month in preparation for the spinoff of the business late in the third-quarter.
“We are making great progress with our spin efforts and this announcement is another important step,” said Nik Varty, chief executive officer of ServiceMaster. “Incredible talent is what sets us apart and Rex and his team continue to demonstrate great leadership.”
“Jeff has an excellent track record of business development and innovation leadership,” said Rex Tibbens, president and chief executive officer of American Home Shield. “He is an experienced general counsel, whose breadth of legal expertise and managerial experience is a perfect fit for our growth-focused, entrepreneurial company.”
Previously, Fiarman served as general counsel for Wedgewood Pharmacy, the leading provider of customized veterinary medications in the United States. Prior to joining Wedgewood, he advised startups and new business ventures, and co-founded a consumer wearable technology company. Fiarman also served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of NASDAQ-traded IDEXX Laboratories, a member of the S&P 500 and the world’s leading provider of animal diagnostics healthcare. At IDEXX, he oversaw the company’s global legal, compliance, business development, regulatory and quality assurance functions.
Prior to IDEXX, Fiarman served in several leadership roles with Weight Watchers International, the world’s leading provider of weight management services, including seven years as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary where he provided oversight for a broad range of legal, regulatory, intellectual property and risk management functions. Fiarman also served as a founding member of the WeightWatchers.com management team, one of the first successful subscription and recurring revenue businesses on the Internet.
Fiarman began his career as an attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., specializing in corporate and tax law. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 8,000 company-owned locations and franchise and license agreements. The company’s portfolio of well-recognized brands includes American Home Shield (home service plans), AmeriSpec (home inspections), Furniture Medic (cabinet and furniture repair), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration) and Terminix (termite and pest control). The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to servicemaster.com for more information or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/ServiceMaster.