This is a time of phenomenal growth and progress for SIRVA, and I look forward to working closely with Wes and the SIRVA team
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 8, 2008
SIRVA Inc., a leading global relocation services provider, today announced the appointment of David Byers as the Company's new chief commercial officer. Byers brings more than two decades of operations, marketing, sales and brand management experience from H&R Block and Foote, Cone & Belding Inc. to SIRVA.
"David's deep knowledge base in financial products and services, and his experience in developing and managing brands will help drive our relocation services business," said SIRVA President and Chief Executive Wes Lucas. "Similarly, his background working with distribution networks will bring tremendous value to our moving business."
Byers was with H&R Block for eight years and progressed quickly through the ranks, from senior vice president and global chief marketing officer to senior vice president of U.S. operations, and most recently, chief operating officer of retail tax services. In these roles, he was responsible for H&R Block's U.S. operations, sales and business development functions, which comprised more than 13,000 retail locations and 100,000 employees. Prior to H&R Block, Byers' career included working for global advertising agency Foote, Cone & Belding Inc., Del Monte Corporation, and most recently, he served as chief executive officer of The Mutual Fund Store.
"This is a time of phenomenal growth and progress for SIRVA, and I look forward to working closely with Wes and the SIRVA team," said Byers. "Given my experience leading marketing and sales functions for global business operations, I am confident I can make an immediate and significant impact in my new role."
Byers graduated from Michigan State University and holds a bachelor's degree in marketing.
About SIRVA Inc.
SIRVA Inc. is a leading provider of relocation solutions to a well-established and diverse customer base around the world. The Company handles all aspects of relocation, including home purchase and home sale services, household goods moving, mortgage services, and home closing and settlement services. SIRVA conducts more than 300,000 relocations per year, transferring corporate and government employees in addition to individual consumers. SIRVA's well-recognized brands include Allied, Allied International, Allied Pickfords, Allied Special Products, DJK Residential, Global, northAmerican, northAmerican International, SIRVA Mortgage, SIRVA Relocation and SIRVA Settlement. More information about SIRVA can be found on the Company's Web site at http://www.sirva.com.
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