RELO Direct® Names John Senior Vice President of Client Services; Announces New Role for Company Veteran


CHICAGO, IL – January 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — RELO Direct®, Inc. has expanded its executive team with the addition of Steven M. John, GMS, CPA, CRP, as senior vice president of client services. In this role, Mr. John will oversee the delivery of services to RELO Direct’s corporate and government clients worldwide.

Prior to joining RELO Direct®, he was executive vice president with a global relocation company, where he worked in various capacities since 2003. Previous experience includes working as vice president of strategic finance and vice president of financial operations for a Fortune 500 company. He has extensive experience in corporate and governmental operations, client relations, finance, strategic planning and budgeting.

“We are thrilled to welcome Steven to our growing team. His expertise in managing all of the components related to employee mobility and his proven ability to successfully develop and lead dedicated service teams make him the ideal person for this role, as we continue to expand our impressive client roster and remain focused on consultative client relationships,” RELO Direct® President/CEO Bob Portale said.

Additional changes in the executive team include a new role for company veteran Pat Leon, who will now oversee all of RELO Direct’s supplier relationships, with a focus on streamlining systems and ensuring quality service delivery from all suppliers.

“Pat has been instrumental to the success and growth of RELO Direct® since the company’s inception,” Portale said. “She epitomizes our customer-focused approach, and having her in this role ensures that all services will be delivered with the same expert care we provide our clients.”

Chicago-based RELO Direct® ( is a full-service global mobility management company with a consultative approach to client relationships. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of program management, departure, destination and global services. RELO Direct® is a sister company of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an international real estate network of more than 500 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in more than 30 countries around the world.

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