Management Team

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Mike McDougal is co-founder and chairman of Pioneer. After holding various managerial positions at one of DC’s largest cleaning companies, Mike made the decision to start Pioneer with his friend and business partner, Bryant Foulger in 1993. Since inception, Mike has grown Pioneer steadily and strategically from a small start-up into a strong mid-sized cleaning company competing throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area. In 2000, Mike served as President of the Mid Atlantic Chapter of Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI) or formally CABSC. He led Pioneer to numerous National Safety Awards through BSCAI from 2003 – 2007 and has been involved in all facets of the business since its creation. Mike graduated from Elon University and outside of work Mike enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

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Chase Carlson is President of Pioneer. Chase works with his leadership team to develop a winning strategy that aims to develop future leaders across the company, consistently deliver on client expectations and achieve impressive growth year-over-year. Since joining Pioneer in 2009, Chase has seen Pioneer grow by 300% and establish a reputation as a boutique service provider. Chase was instrumental in Pioneer becoming the 4th GS-42 Certified (Green-Seal) company in the Washington DC market and only the 18th in the nation. He has served as president of the Mid Atlantic Chapter of Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI), and he is currently serving as a national Board of Director for BSCAI. Chase graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in facilities and property management and business management. Outside of Pioneer Chase loves snow skiing, golfing and playing with his wife, two sons and dog.

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Paul Renick, VP of Finance, provides leadership and overall management of Pioneer’s financial planning, accounting, and budget management functions. Paul joined Pioneer in January of 2017. Recently, Paul worked as CFO for Cavalier Facility Services as well as the restaurant and automotive industry. He brings tremendous talent, perspective and experience in driving overall financial success. Outside of work, Paul enjoys watching movies and spending time with his three kids and wife.

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Emily Haymond, Human Resources Manager for Pioneer, oversees the employment experience for nearly 700 Pioneer team members. She handles all employee relations and benefits, and ensures that all Pioneer employees are in compliance with company policies and federal regulations. Emily joined Pioneer in 2014 and has been instrumental in establishing formal HR department structure and policies. She has held a variety of HR positions since graduating from Brigham Young University with degrees in American studies and business management. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, traveling and hosting dinner parties.

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Javier Jauregui, a Regional Manager for Pioneer, oversees the operations of 230 employees across 35 accounts throughout the DC metro area. Javier is responsible for all aspects of cleaning operations within his territory while directly managing 25 supervisors and five managers. He has over 25 years of industry experience and joined Pioneer in 2001. Javier is a GS-42 (Green Seal) Certified Trainer, and outside of work Javier loves shopping for cars and going to the mall with his family.

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Roberto Rodriguez, a Regional Manager for Pioneer, oversees the Maryland beltway and Baltimore markets which consist of 30 accounts and 200 employees. Roberto is responsible for all aspects of cleaning operations within his territory while directly managing 20 supervisors and three managers. He has over 20 years of industry experience and joined Pioneer in 1997. Roberto is a GS-42 (Green Seal) Certified Trainer, and outside of work Roberto loves going to the movies with his kids and shopping with his family.

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Dennis Orellana, Operations Manager of Pioneer, is responsible for the technical support, procurement, and project management of all of Pioneer’s operations. Since coming on board, Dennis has been the catalyst to streamlining purchasing, expanding vendor relationships and creating additional value for customers. Dennis has five years of experience in the cleaning services industry and he graduated from George Mason University with a degree in finance. Dennis joined Pioneer in 2014. Outside of work Dennis loves spending time with his family as well as golfing and visiting public libraries.

tyler merrill

director of client development

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Tyler Merrill, Director of Client Development for Pioneer, oversees all business development and client relations across the entire company. Tyler works with his team to generate new sales, retain existing clients and ultimately market Pioneer as a preferred boutique service provider. He previously worked at Sodexo, a multi-national facility services company, where he served as the Operations Manager for their Health Care Environmental Services division. Tyler joined Pioneer in 2013 and holds a degree in facilities and property management from Brigham Young University. Outside of work Tyler is involved with the Boy Scouts of America as a mentor to high schoolers and he enjoys playing rec sports.

tony johnson

business development manager

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Tony Johnson, Business Development Manager for Pioneer, is responsible for sourcing new business and expanding Pioneer’s portfolio. Tony actively participates in real estate associations such as AOBA (BOMA) and IREM. He has over six years of experience within the building service contractor industry and has been with Pioneer since 2012. He graduated from the University of Maryland and he is GS-42 (Green Seal) certified. Outside of work Tony likes to spend time with friends and family and play basketball.