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Industry Trends - Episode 1 - Mergers & Acquisitions - 2019 December

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Brian Limperopulos leads a panel discussion about industry trends, specifically the effects of recent mergers and acquisitions on the moving and relocation industry.  Brian is joined by industry veterans Mark Oakeshott, Ray daSilva and IAM President, Chuck White.  Recorded December 10, 2019


  • Charles White

    President, International Association of Movers
    Charles “Chuck” White has been involved in the moving industry since 1994 when he went to work for Executive Moving Systems in Woodbridge, VA. Previous to that Chuck worked as a high school teacher and football coach in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

    During his time serving as Director of Sales & Marketing at Executive he was elected to a volunteer position on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Movers (IAM), formerly known as the Household Goods Forwards Association of America (HHGFAA). He served on that Committee for four years and in 2005 he joined the IAM staff as their Director of Government & Military Relations.

    He held that position for 10 years and in 2015 Chuck was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President for the organization.

    In January, 2019, Chuck became the President of IAM.

  • Brian Limperopulos

    Vice President, International Association of Movers

  • Ray daSilva

    President, Mobility Exchange, LLC (Moderator)
    Ray daSilva started his career in the mobility services industry in 1978 as a moving consultant doing military services for Alaska Orient Van Service, a United Van Lines agent in Anchorage, Alaska. He held positions in sales, management and executive roles based in Anchorage, Honolulu, Singapore, London, Florida and Washington, DC. During his 23 years with the Crown Worldwide Group, Ray served on its Executive Board where he contributed to the growth of its global network of offices.

    He played a key role in developing Crown University, a visionary staff training and management development program. Throughout his career, Ray has believed in the inherent power of facilitating connectivity and collaboration within a fragmented industry. This led him to contribute to the development of RedSky Mobility Solutions, an innovative cloud based international move management system. He currently serves as President of Mobility Exchange, LLC which develops and implements collaborative technology solutions for the mobility services industry in partnership with the IAM.

  • Mark Oakeshott

    Independent Moving & Relocation Consultant
    Mark Oakeshott's career reflects numerous achievements in leadership roles within the moving industry and his expertise is globally recognized and respected.

    Mark began his career with Pickfords Removals in the United Kingdom and in 1991 was selected to relocate to the United States to work on the development and execution of the Allied Pickfords Moving Network. Mark was specifically responsible for establishing the service delivery model, negotiating franchise agreements, and managing supply chain for what became one of the leading international moving networks in the world.

    Mark went on to lead SIRVA's International Moving Division and was also responsible for strategic and tactical expansion of SIRVA's global footprint, which included a highly successful acquisition in Brazil.

    With a strong strategic mind-set, Mark also served as Senior Vice President & European Growth Officer, developing and executing SIRVA's expansion strategy on the European Continent in the relocation and move management business segments. In addition to this, Mark retained Global Supply Chain leadership for SIRVA's International Moving Network in more than 150 countries.

    In October 2016, Mark joined Crater Group Co., a technology and services company focused on transforming the moving experience for customers. Mark helped position Crater as a credible entrant in the moving services industry.

    In April 2018, Mark established Mark Oakeshott Consulting LLC to leverage this experience to provide strategic and tactical guidance to international moving companies in addition to professional support for merger and acquisition projects.

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