Meet Our Team
When Steve founded PMI in 2008, his vision was to create the nation’s largest residential, commercial, and association management franchise network. Much of his career prior to PMI was spent riding the ups and downs of the real estate industry in land development, construction, and sales. Steve came to understand that no matter what the real estate market is doing, the property management sector of the industry remains stable. With this in mind, he built the PMI model for a consistent revenue-generating property management business which now helps hundreds of property managers realize their dreams of successful business ownership.
Jeremiah Cundiff has nearly 20 years of franchising experience growing a broad range of franchise systems—from startups to large franchises with hundreds of millions in systemwide revenue. In his leadership role, his main focus is franchisee satisfaction and franchisee profitability. He is passionate about helping franchise owners advance the economics of their business. As the Chief Operating Officer, he works diligently on integrating the vision of the brand internally across all departments and externally across the operating franchise units. Jeremiah and his wife, Kristi, are the parents of six children. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, golf, skiing, and spending time with his family. Jeremiah has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an Entrepreneurial Management emphasis from Brigham Young University – Idaho.
Lon Searle brings to PMI his extensive accounting background, as a CPA and CMA. Lon is an innovative financial professional with years of manufacturing, construction, gaming, audit, advertising, and operations experience. He has helped build new businesses, penetrate new markets, and develop fast growing companies with global reach. He also trains franchisees to utilize financial tools to make acquisitions and unleash value through faster organic growth and strategic planning.
As the COO, Stuart’s primary focus is to deliver on the promise for PMI’s franchisees. He brings to the company deep operational expertise and general management experience. He has spent much of his career with global financial services firm American Express, leading diverse teams to deliver their unique brand of outstanding service. Before joining American Express, Stuart was a founding director of a UK-based software and services company and later the Managing Director (CEO) of their Asia Pacific operations in Sydney, Australia. Stuart and his wife Sheryl have four married children, and he enjoys distance running, skiing, and travel.
A proven entrepreneurial growth leader, Orlando Pedrero is recognized as a commercially astute and top-performing executive credited with combining sales, marketing, and business development expertise to deliver substantial revenue growth in highly competitive business markets. He is a versatile and proven leader with remarkable efficiency in building and leading cross-functional teams, establishing, and implementing strategic business solutions, and identifying and securing new sales growth opportunities.
Greg comes to PMI with over 25 years of experience in brand management, traditional and digital marketing, and innovation within publishing, retail, consumer packaged goods, and professional service enterprises. Additionally, Greg founded a marketing services agency and a brand consultancy firm where he worked with clients on brand development and marketing program implementation. His franchise experience includes various consumer marketing leadership roles at Auto Trader, Alphagraphics Worldwide Printshops and Famous Brands International, global franchisor of Mrs. Fields Cookies, TCBY Frozen Yogurt, Great American Cookies, Pretzel Time, and Pretzelmaker. Greg is passionate about generating brand growth and profitable customer action across the entire franchise ecosystem.
Leading our brokerage division, Kathryn brings over 35 years of real estate experience. She has spent over a decade with the Realogy Corporation (formerly Cendant Corporation) and has served in several roles, including Senior Trainer, Director of Franchise Transition, and Business Consultant. During her time with Realogy, she worked exclusively for the CENTURY 21 brand, the first real estate company ever to franchise, not only nationally, but internationally. As Senior Trainer for CENTURY 21, Kathryn worked with the top 100 companies in the United States and their international partners, helping maintain their competitive edge and training agents to move from agents to entrepreneurs by building predictable and profitable businesses. Kathryn’s son serves currently in the United States Coast Guard. In her spare time, she enjoys deep sea fishing and playing the game you can’t win, golf.
During his time at PMI, Blake developed and built the Association Management platform from the ground up, and continues to oversee the management of 110,000 properties nationwide. As an Executive Director, Blake is responsible for creating national partnerships and developing programs to help franchise owners build profitable asset management businesses. He is CMCA certified and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah Valley University. Blake enjoys spending time with his wife, Riki, and their son, Vince. He loves to fly fish, golf and Jeep.
Marianne Heder was raised on the island of Puerto Rico, living each weekend at her father's place of work, a 5-star luxury hotel. This experience gave Marianne the foundation and perspective to be a leader in the hospitality industry. In addition to having hospitality in her blood, Marianne has been working in the real estate and asset management industry since 2005. She is passionate about helping PMI franchise owners build successful short-term vacation rental businesses by utilizing step-by-step processes. She considers hospitality to be an art and helps franchisees understand the value of delivering a unique experience to guests and owners when interacting with the PMI brand. Marianne's article, "Experience Real Estate" was featured in REI INK, a business publication for real estate investors, in March of 2020.
Aaron knows the fastest way to grow a real estate management business is through acquisitions. Having spent the majority of his career as an asset manager in the residential and commercial markets, Aaron uses his expertise to guide PMI property managers through the entire acquisition process from lead sourcing to closing the deal, and every step in between. The most exciting part of his job is seeing PMI franchisees growing their business with successful acquisitions.