Spend just a few minutes talking to Wayne Golden and it's easy to see why anyone would want him on their team.
Golden, assistant vice president of government relations at Rollins, brings with him wisdom that comes from working 44 years in just about every facet imaginable in the pest control industry. But beyond operational and management expertise, Golden is a people-person who takes tremendous pride in helping others succeed.
“We view him around the office as this wise, grandfatherly figure. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to him as a sounding board and bounced things off him,” said Chris Gorecki, vice president of operational support, Rollins.
While Golden has had a long, distinguished career both at Orkin and Terminix, in many ways he has been a behind-the-scenes contributor, heavily focused on operations and content to let others have the spotlight. But those who work with Golden recognize his talents, including his ability to adapt to change — whether that change involves people or processes. Colleagues and coworkers also cite Golden as a natural leader, someone folks will follow — and this includes the many talented people he has recruited to Rollins.
“Probably his greatest impact — aside from his day-to-day efforts — has been the amount of quality people that Wayne has attracted to our company,” said John Wilson, president and chief operating officer of Rollins, Inc.