Entrepreneurship Founders

David Royce

Membership Information:

Member Status: Gold
Current Position: Board Member
Member Since: 2014


Job Title: Founder & Chairman
Company: Aptive Environment
Location: Utah, United States


  • Entrepreneurship, sales and marketing, strategy, manager development, millennial business culture, and scaling exponential growth via systems, processes & technology.



David Royce is a serial entrepreneur who has built four of the most successful environmental service businesses in North America. David's companies have been highlighted in national publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Yahoo Small Business and Inc. Magazine.  In 2015, David was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year award.  That same year his company also received the first place award for "Fastest Growing Service Company in America" by the American Business Awards.

David is a regular guest speaker at universities and judge at national business plan competitions. David is also a proud partner of the United Nations' Foundation “Nothing But Nets,” and Aptive donates annually to provide insecticide-treated bed nets to save the lives of millions of refugees throughout Africa.

David graduated from BYU with a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance.  While at BYU David met his wife Christina, who graduated with a double major in Economics and Political Science.  Christina received her juris doctor from PepperdineUniversity and practiced securities fraud litigation for 6 years before becoming a full-time mom.  


David Royce is the founder & chairman of Aptive Environmental, providing environmentally responsible residential and commercial pest solutions to more than 1,500 cities in twenty-five states.  Aptive has the highest producing sales force in the country and has built a culture grounded in honesty and fun. Aptive is the fastest-growing company in its industry and plans to be the largest privately held pest control service provider in North America by 2020.