Jim Friesen is the co-founder and COO of ConQuest Pest Control, Inc. He received his Bachelor's Degree of Science in Business Administration in 1991 from Friends University, a Quaker college in Wichita, Kansas. Jim relocated to Washington, D.C. in 1994 to pursue his Master of Arts from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. During his academic pursuit, Jim was diagnosed with cancer. Jim developed a sensitive nature to environmental preservation and sustainable development during his recovery and convalescence. Jim met Mike, ConQuest's founder, during this time and this sparked an interest to join forces in a business that would help to educate consumers about the impact of pesticides, waste and better practices in the chemical handling trade.