HOMESERVE - Key Persons


Andy Yost - CMO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
Andy Yost joined HomeServe USA in August 2022 as Chief Marketing Officer. He has responsibility for and guides HomeServe's multi-channel marketing strategy and execution. Andy brings nearly 30 years of marketing leadership and experience in both start-ups and industry-leading corporations such as Gannett, Viacom, Dow Jones, Columbia House and American Express. Most recently he was Chief Marketing Officer at Kinsa, a health tech startup, leading B2B/B2C marketing. Andy has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bucknell University and Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Ashley Shiwarski

Job Titles:
  • Director of Business Development
  • Member of the Business Development Team
Ashley's diverse background helps her design programs for utilities and municipalities that meet their communities' needs.

Bill Coffey

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Business Development Team
  • Regional Account Director
Bill serves as Regional Account Director, Business Development for municipalities and utilities in:

Bill Eller

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Business Development Team
  • Vice President, Business Development
Bill works with municipalities and utilities to educate and develop the best program options for their residents.

Brian Davis

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Business Development Team
  • National Account Director
Brian is a graduate of Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Communication and also studied abroad in Oxford, England. He is responsible for working with municipalities and utilities to educate and develop the best program options for their residents.

Cherie Sheridan - CHRO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Member of the Executives Team
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
Cherie Sheridan was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of HomeServe USA in January 2020. Cherie oversees all facets of Human Resources including talent acquisition, talent development, total rewards, business partnering, and culture and engagement. Prior to joining HomeServe, Cherie was Vice President Human Resources at Heineken USA, where she led business partners in the execution of the people strategy and partnered with the Executive Leadership team to tailor business unit people plans to deliver business outcomes. Prior to this, Cherie was with Diageo for 10 years and progressed to lead many facets of Human Resources including global talent pipeline development, talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and organizational effectiveness. Cherie brings more than 20 years of experience focused on Talent & Leadership development spanning multiple sectors including consumer packaged goods, consulting and academia. She is a passionate, growth-minded Human Resources leader deeply grounded in talent management and development; organizational effectiveness and leadership coaching. Direct and good humored, Cherie is known for giving it to you straight and enabling the conditions for people and businesses to thrive.

Dantario Dansby

Job Titles:
  • Representative

Deb Dulsky

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Executives Team
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
  • Global and North American Managing Director, HVAC
  • Global Managing Director of HVAC
  • Managing Director, HVAC
Deb Dulsky is the Global Managing Director of HVAC, with overall responsibility for this business line in North America, the U.K., France and Spain. Additionally, Deb has direct responsibility for the North American HVAC business. Previously, she spent nearly 8 years in various roles within the HomeServe North American leadership team. She has 20 years of experience in M&A, marketing, client services, operations, IT, product development and general management from a combination of corporate and independent consulting assignments in the US and abroad. Prior to joining HomeServe, Deb led the Marketing Solutions division in the Americas of Williams Lea, a $2 billion business process outsourcing unit of Deutsche Post DHL AG. She was also the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Client Solutions for Affinion Group, a $1.4 billion dollar international marketing company. Deb previously sat on the board of The Ambassadors Group (NASDAQ: EPAX), a socially conscious student educational and travel firm.

Dennis Lyon

Job Titles:
  • Regional Account Director
Dennis is responsible for working with municipalities/utilities to educate and develop the best program options for their residents.

Emilie Zalfini

Job Titles:
  • Regional Account Director
Emilie is responsible for working with municipalities and utilities to educate and develop the best program options for their residents.

Fred Rodriguez - CIO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
  • Chief Information and Process Officer of HomeServe North America
Fred Rodriguez is the Chief Information and Process Officer of HomeServe North America and joined the organization in May 2015. He is responsible for leading our Information Technology, Business Operations, Payment Processing and Process Simplification efforts - primarily focusing on both business processes and implementing technology solutions to streamline and support the growth of the organization. Prior to assuming this role, Fred served in several roles including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Transformation Officer and Executive Vice President, Business Operations. Fred brings over 25 years of experience in Operations, Information Technology, and Payment Processing. Prior to HomeServe Fred was EVP, Operations at Affinion Group where he led the Operations team focused on analyzing existing operations, building and implementing new strategies, processes, and technologies that improved productivity, customer satisfaction and efficiency. Fred has also volunteered over 20+ years for a non-profit organization focused on educating payment professionals. As a current Eagle Board Member, he works closely with the merchant board members, card associations, and key payment vendors to shape the educational content for those merchants that attend the annual forum.

Hilary Glassman - Chief Legal Officer

Job Titles:
  • General Counsel
  • Member of the Executives Team
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
Hilary Glassman was appointed General Counsel of HomeServe USA in March 2013. Hilary has responsibility for all legal and compliance matters affecting the company. Prior to joining HomeServe, Hilary served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Citadel Broadcasting Company, a publicly traded radio broadcasting company. Prior to Citadel, Hilary was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Frontier Communications Corporation, a publicly traded communications company. Hilary began her career at Weil, Gotshal & Manges (an international law firm) and has over 25 years of legal experience representing companies in most aspects of the law, including marketing reviews, employment, mergers and acquisitions, financing and public company compliance issues. Hilary also has significant experience in corporate governance matters. Hilary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The Stern School of Business Undergraduate College at New York University and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law.

Jenna Hazelet

Job Titles:
  • Director of Business Development
Jenna Hazelet is responsible for working with municipalities and utilities to educate and develop the best program options for their residents throughout the southeast.

Larry Byrne

Job Titles:
  • Business Development Director
  • Senior Director
Larry Byrne currently serves as Senior Director, Business Development and works with water districts and municipalities to develop programs to protect homeowners from the expense of a wide range of unforeseen household repairs: Alabama California Louisiana New York Texas

Michael Backus

Job Titles:
  • Chief Growth Officer
  • Chief Sales Officer
  • Member of the Executives Team
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
Michael Backus was appointed Chief Growth Officer in September 2022, leading the teams that build and sustain relationships with municipalities and utilities in the water and energy sectors throughout North America. His duties also include corporate communications, new product development, and expanding our presence into new markets and territories. Mike has had increasing responsibilities since joining HomeServe in April 2007 as call center manager and ultimately vice president over all call center operations. He transitioned in 2013 to leading the account management team before also taking on business development as Chief Sales Officer in 2016. Prior to HomeServe, Mike has held management roles in leading call center, account management, and sales teams in a variety of industries for companies such as MBNA, TeleTech, and HSBC. Mike has a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University. Michael Backus serves as Chief Sales Officer, leading all business development efforts in the water and energy utility sectors, and has oversight of the Canadian business, Real Estate, Product Development and Public Relations. He has been with HomeServe since April 2007. Previously at HomeServe, Mike ran Account Management, with responsibility for HomeServe's utility partnerships. He has also had overall responsibility for our internal contact center operations, which included Inbound Sales, Customer Service and Service Delivery teams, as well as all supporting functions, including workforce management, training and quality, as well as customer experience.

Mike Chambers

Job Titles:
  • Regional Account Director
Mike is responsible for working with municipalities and utilities to educate and develop the best program options for their residents.

Mike Murney - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
  • Chief Financial Officer of HomeServe North America
Mike Murney was appointed Chief Financial Officer of HomeServe North America in March 2023. He is responsible for the finance function, overseeing Accounting, M&A, Financial Planning & Analysis, Capital Markets and Treasury, Sourcing, Tax and Financial Systems operations. Prior to joining HomeServe, Mike served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brookfield Infrastructure's Private Funds business. Mike held previous roles at Brookfield Infrastructure which included Chief Financial Officer, North America and leading the public reporting function for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Mike is a CPA and began his career within the risk advisory practice at Deloitte. Mike graduated from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Mike Van Horne - VP

Job Titles:
  • General Manager
  • Member of the Executives Team
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
  • Vice President
  • Vice President and General Manager Canada
Mike VanHorne serves as Vice President and General Manager, leading business development, partner relations, contractor management and marketing efforts for the Canadian business. He also leads sales and operations for the U.S. Real Estate business. Mike was born in Canada and currently resides in the Greater Toronto Area. Mike has been with HomeServe since November 2020. Prior to that, Mike held management roles in consumer goods, pharmaceutical, restaurant and home service companies including Procter & Gamble, Yum Restaurants and Enercare. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Myles Meehan

Job Titles:
  • Member of the Executives Team
  • Senior Vice President, Public Relations
  • SVP, Public Relations & Marketing
Myles joined HomeServe in September 2004 as Vice President responsible for developing partnerships with municipal and investor-owned utilities in the water and energy sectors. In 2008, he was appointed Senior Vice President to establish the Account Management function to manage the growing number of the company's utility partnerships. In 2009, he took on the additional responsibility of external communications and media relations. Since 2013, Myles has focused full-time on leading the public and media relations strategy for the business. Myles has nearly 20 years of experience in the gas and electric utility industry with the Philadelphia-based PECO Energy, where he held a number of management positions in operations, gas supply, sales, marketing and FP&A. Myles was also responsible for the utility's appliance service business, overseeing product marketing and service fulfillment. Prior to leaving the utility, Myles co-led the startup and growth of Exelon Energy, PECO's competitive energy provider. Myles has a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA from Villanova University.

Rich Gannon - CFO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Member of the Executives Team
Rich Gannon is the Chief Financial Officer of HomeServe USA and joined the organization in August 2015. He is responsible for the finance function and oversees Accounting, M&A, Financial Planning and Analysis, Sourcing, Tax and Financial Systems operations. Rich brings an extensive record of professional accomplishments and a unique blend of experience, having successfully led both the Operations and Finance divisions for well-known and dynamic organizations. Most recently Rich was the Chief Operating Officer for Consumer Reports and, for the ten years prior to that, served as their Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Consumer Reports in 2003, Rich was a senior executive with Gartner Inc., where he held senior executive positions as their Chief Operating Officer for Research & Advisory Services, North America Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller. Rich is a CPA and honed his accounting and reporting skills at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Rich graduated from the University of Connecticut.

Rob Judson - COO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
Rob is responsible for the strategic direction of technology and automation to deliver a best in class experience for our customers, partners and employees across the global Membership business. In North America, Rob is also responsible for delivering a best in class end to end customer experience across the business, with responsibility for contact center operations, network contractor operations and the customer experience team. Rob has over 15 years of experience in the home services industry having started his career in HomeServe's UK business as a front line contact center employee, before progressing through the ranks and leading all UK Outsourced operations. In 2011 Rob joined the NA team and continued to progress throughout the organization in various operational leadership roles with oversight of customer service, sales and claims contact center operations, new operational technologies and supporting functions such as workforce management, quality assurance, customer advocacy and contact center training.

Rob Meston

Job Titles:
  • Strategic Partnerships Manager
Rob Meston currently serves as Strategic Partnerships Manager and is responsible for managing and supporting the strategic relationships, including: National League of Cities (NLC) National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Touchstone Energy State Municipal Leagues

Steve Spencer

Job Titles:
  • Strategic Partnerships Manager for the ServLine
  • Strategic Partnerships Manager, ServLine
Steve Spencer currently serves as Strategic Partnerships Manager for the ServLine by HomeServe USA program. He is responsible for working with The National Rural Water Association and State Rural Water Associations to create growth opportunities and develop educational programing for their membership.

Tom Rusin - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the Executives Team
  • Member of the Leadership Team
  • Member of the North American Leadership Team
  • President
Tom Rusin has been leading the HomeServe North American business since joining the company in July 2011 as CEO of HomeServe USA. From April 2018 until March 2021, Tom also served as Global CEO of HomeServe Membership, overseeing HomeServe's businesses in NA, the UK and Europe. Prior to Brookfield's 2023 acquisition of HomeServe PLC, Tom served as an Executive Director on the HomeServe PLC Board. Now as President and CEO of HomeServe NA, Tom oversees the growth and development of the company's Membership and Skilled Trades business segments. Before joining HomeServe, Tom served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Affinion Group North America, from June 2007 to June 2010, after holding various positions there since 1999. Tom has over 25 years' experience managing branded consumer engagement and loyalty programs.Tom is also a board director for the Fairfield County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.