Experienced. Skilled. Adaptable. Resilient. Pritchard Industries selects leaders who enable business growth and responsiveness to client standards in a rapidly changing and challenging environment.
President & CEO
Jay Leyden is CEO of Pritchard Industries and leads a highly talented team delivering exceptional results as one of the fastest growing facility service providers in the country. A strategic business leader with success across various industries and management levels, he shares a clear vision with his team, focused on innovation, transformation, execution and growth in client partnerships as a result of consistently exceeding their expectations. Prior to joining the Pritchard family, Jay held leadership roles at Aramark, Allied, and FM Facility Maintenance.
Jay holds his Juris Doctor from Loyola University, his MBA from DePaul University, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. Combining his education, experience, and strategic leadership style, Jay has positioned Pritchard to deliver the highest quality facility services powered by a dedicated and well-trained workforce and led by a professional management team that is committed to developing strong client partnerships.
At your front line and ours, Pritchard employees are “essential.” That’s why we choose them with such care.
Today’s health challenges make it clear that the people who tend our spaces—whether we call them janitorial, custodial, or specialty cleaning professionals—are Essential Workers. Our on-premises teams take responsibility for keeping your spaces clean, healthy, and protected. Pritchard Industries leaders manage this care so that it’s cost-effective, timely, and supported 24/7. That means top-notch communication and continuous technology upgrades for hygienic workplace care, testing and monitoring, reporting, and wisely invested time and costs. We know we’re essential to your business, and we accept the responsibility.
SVP of Human Resources
Victoria Pasquale, a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, leads our HR and Talent Acquisition teams for Pritchard. Victoria has over 18 years’ experience in both HR and field operations, focusing on development of the team and strategic planning for the corporation. Over the years, her key successes are shown through her future planning and performance development of teams.
Victoria spent 2 years as the Regional Vice President for Aramark foods, where she was responsible for all operations and Human Resources in the Northeast territory. Before Aramark, she spent 15 years at Target, in both field operations and HR.
Mrs. Pasquale earned her MBA, with a concentration in Human Resource Ethics, from Bellevue University and her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University.
SVP of Integration & Project Management
Jason Cohen leads the integration of new acquisitions, as well as other key, company-wide strategic initiatives for Pritchard. Jason has 20+ years of experience, specializing in M&A integration, interim / change management, performance improvement along with operational and financial accounting due diligence services for Private Equity funds and their portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Pritchard, Mr. Cohen spent five years as EVP of Integration & Administration for PureStar, the Private Equity-backed, national leader in commercial laundry services and linen management to the hospitality industry. Before PureStar, Jason served as a management consultant for Alvarez & Marsal, including roles as interim Treasurer for a global manufacturing company and interim COO for a financial services firm.
Mr. Cohen is a CPA and earned his MBA in Accountancy from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and a BS in Finance and Marketing from the University of Maryland.
David Strupinsky, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of Pritchard Industries, as well as company accounting, compliance and investor relations. Mr. Strupinsky has 20 years' hands-on experience in Financial Service Industry, having held senior financial leadership positions at University Sports Publications, Fast Capital LLC, and Pritchard Industries. David is currently responsible for spearheading financial reporting, accounting, and risk management for all of Pritchard and its subsidiaries. His career has revolved around helping businesses to deliver well-defined financial results in complex environments.
With an in-depth understanding of financial markets, David has worked with various lenders such as banks, asset-based lenders, PO funding sources, and leasing and equipment lenders in completing an array of transactions.
Mr. Strupinsky has his CPA from New York and Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from George Washington University. David is an active member of the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), NYSSCPA (New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants), and RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society).
Robert Sokolowski started his career following in his parents’ footsteps with window cleaning. After fulfilling his military commitment, Mr. Sokolowski returned to the building service industry while pursuing his education where he received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from St. John’s University. Robert involved himself in all phases and aspects of the janitorial and related building services industry throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. During his tenure with Allied Building Services, Mr. Sokolowski oversaw large accounts such as Madison Square Garden, Mall of America, multiple Airports and Terminals, Arenas and Sporting Venues, and Hospitals.
With over 40 years of expertise, Mr. Sokolowski has continuously mastered all phases of building operations and his proficiency has proven to be invaluable to Pritchard operations, planning and strategy. Serving clients throughout the country, he is accountable for guaranteeing we constantly deliver first class solutions, while driving our philosophy focused on improvement.
President - West
Peter Sperduti joined Pritchard in 2001 as Vice President with direct sales and marketing responsibilities. Since then, Peter has consistently achieved great success as Vice President-General Manager of Houston, Senior Vice President – Southern Region and now President – West Region. His leadership style, financial performance and operational excellence combined with client expansion and retention are among the best in the industry. Currently Mr. Sperduti is driving record growth and significantly improving customer retention, while evolving new vertical markets and service offerings.
Prior to working with Pritchard, Peter enjoyed a 15-year career with one of the nation’s largest service companies, SYSCO Corporation serving various management positions. He holds his Bachelor’s in Marketing from Texas Tech University.
President - East
Joseph Tinney has spent over 30 years consistently delivering strong results at top companies within the facility management and business service sector. He has a successful track record of leading businesses by encouraging high performing teams that deliver operational excellence, strong client partnerships, increased revenue, and growing profitability. Prior to joining Pritchard Industries, Joe held positions at Advanced Pavement Group, BrightView Landscape Services Company, and several executive positions during his tenure at Aramark. His goal at Pritchard is to help deliver consistent operational excellence, support the development and implementation of high yield initiatives that accelerate market growth and to help ensure organizational commitment to key pillars of the strategic plan that enable the overall success of the business.
Joe received a B.S. degree from The College of New Jersey and has a variety of certifications from multiple industry organizations.
Mr. Melton has led business transformation initiatives and merger and acquisition strategies for a diverse group of companies and private equity firms over the last 15 years. Prior to joining Pritchard Industries in 2013, he developed a natural resources investment strategy at Encourage Capital, and facilitated new investments and managed portfolio companies at American Capital. Prior to American Capital Mr. Melton worked in M&A investment banking for Lazard and Wachovia.
Mr. Melton earned his MBA from Yale University, his BA from Hampden-Sydney College, and he completed the General Course program at the London School of Economics.
Mr. Melton serves on the Board of Hampden-Sydney College, Pritchard Industries, and is a founding member of Tumaini, Inc., a non-profit supporting secondary education in east Africa.
Interested in joining the team?
Put some love into your work. Join a company that cares about teamwork, safety, and professional results. Do you dream of managing people and processes, or like the hands-on side better? Pritchard Industries adapts technological advancements in software, cleaning products, and protective finishes to meet clients’ needs. And that specialized knowledge comes with commitment from the heart. That’s the value we place first, as we choose our teammates for our growing and thriving company.