Board of Directors

Joseph Burke


Mr. Burke has served as a director of Swisher Hygiene since May 2014.  Mr. Burke has served as a Management Consultant – Finance and Operations for Hudson Capital Group since March, 2013. Mr. Burke served as a Management Consultant – Finance and Operations for Boston Finance Group, LLC from February, 2011 to May, 2012. Mr. Burke served as Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Construction Finance, LLC from 2005 to 2007 and as Executive Vice President in 2008.  Beginning in 1995, Mr. Burke spent ten years with Gateway, Inc., a worldwide technology pioneer, serving in a number of executive capacities including Chief Executive Officer – Gateway Country (Retail Division), Senior Vice President – Global Business Development Chief Financial Officer and most recently as Senior Vice President – Business Development. Mr. Burke has been a director of Flagship Community Bank since its founding in 2005 and is the Chairman of the Asset and Liability and Technology Committees. Mr. Burke was a director of Sunair Services Corporation (AMEX: SNR) from 2006 to 2008 and was a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Burke earned a BA from the University of Florida.

Richard Handley


Mr. Handley has served as the President and CEO since April 1, 2016, has served as the Chairman of Swisher Hygiene since June 5, 2013 and as a director of Swisher Hygiene since December 2012 when he was appointed to our Board upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Handley served as a director of Swisher International, Inc., the Company’s predecessor, from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Handley has served as the Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Huizenga Holdings, Inc. since May 1997. From May 1997 to December 2004, Mr. Handley also served as Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of Boca Resorts, Inc. From October 1995 to May 1997, Mr. Handley served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AutoNation Inc. and its predecessor, Republic Industries Inc. Mr. Handley served as a director of Services Acquisition Corp. International from June 2006 to November 2006. Mr. Handley also serves on the board of certain privately held companies and certain not for profit entities. Mr. Handley earned a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, a JD from the University of Utah College of Law, and an LLM from Georgetown University.

William M. Pierce


Mr. Pierce has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Swisher since September 2013.  He has also served as a director of Swisher since June 2013.  Mr. Pierce has served as Senior Vice President at Huizenga Holdings, Inc. since 1990, where he has also served as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and as an officer and director of numerous private and public portfolio companies. Mr. Pierce’s positions include Director of VAC, a privately held company, President of Frederica Hospitality Group, LLC, and previously five years as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Dolphins Enterprises where he was responsible for all non-football business operations of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, and Chief Operating Officer of two route-based businesses, Sparkle, Inc. and Blue Ribbon Water Company. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Pierce served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boca Resorts Inc., an NYSE-traded company, where he was primarily responsible for the day-to-day oversight and the growth of the company, as well as raising equity and debt in the public markets. Prior to Huizenga Holdings, Mr. Pierce spent 11 years as a senior operating executive of Sky Chefs, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and seven years in senior management positions in the food and beverage industry. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso. All of Mr. Pierce’s day to day professional efforts and focus are concentrated on Swisher; however, he remains a senior vice president of Huizenga Holdings, Inc.

William M. Pruitt


Mr. Pruitt has served as a director of Swisher Hygiene since January 2011. Mr. Pruitt has served as general manager of Pruitt Enterprises, LP. and president of Pruitt Ventures, Inc. since 2000. Mr. Pruitt served as an independent board member of the MAKO Surgical Corp., a developer of robots for knee and hip surgery, from 2008 to 2013, when it was sold to Stryker Corp., and served as a member of the MAKO audit committee. Mr. Pruitt has been an independent board member of NV5 Holdings, Inc., a professional services company, and is a member of the NV5 Audit Committee, since April 2013. Mr. Pruitt served as an independent board member of The PBSJ Corporation, an international professional services firm, from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Pruitt served as chairman of the audit committee of KOS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2004 until its sale in 2006. He was also chairman of the audit committee for Adjoined Consulting, Inc., a full-service management consulting firm, from 2000 until it was merged into Kanbay International, a global consulting firm, in 2006. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Pruitt served as the managing partner for the Florida, Caribbean and Venezuela operations of the independent auditing firm of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Pruitt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and is a Certified Public Accountant, in good standing.

David Prussky


Mr. Prussky was a director and chair of the Audit Committee of CoolBrands. He was an original director of the predecessor to CoolBrands, Yogen Fruz World-Wide Inc. Mr. Prussky served as an investment banker for Patica Securities Limited from August 2002 to January 2012. Mr. Prussky has served as director of numerous public and private companies over the past 17 years, including Carfinco Income Fund, Canada’s largest public specialty auto finance business, and Lonestar West Inc., a hydro-vac service business based in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Mr. Prussky is also a director and chairman of the audit committee of Atrium Mortgage Investment Corporation and Chairman of Norrock Realty Finance Corporation.