David Graebel founded the company in 1950 with one moving truck and a determination to provide exceptional service to everyone he worked with. Today, the organisation he started is recognised as the largest privately owned relocation company in the world.
Through his guidance and leadership, Graebel fostered many customer-centric industry innovations, including; 24/7/365 account management accessibility, bundled service pricing, performance guarantees, and web-based technology with real-time reporting.
Mr. Graebel is recognised within the industry for his strategic vision, business acumen, and his charitable efforts. In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service from The Moving and Storage Institute.
Bill Graebel was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 2007 and Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2018. He has been with the company since 1975 and has served many roles throughout his career including, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, General Manager, Operations Manager, and President of Graebel Movers, Inc.
Under his direction, Graebel Companies, Inc. has seen rapid and sustained growth. His vision to make the Graebel name synonymous with the highest quality relocation and workplace services led to Graebel becoming one of the first providers to receive the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) designation for secure global supply chain management.
Mr. Graebel is an active member of several charitable organisations. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the Denver Area Council of the Boy Scouts and is on the Board of Directors for Colorado Uplift. Additionally, he belongs to the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Rocky Mountain Employee Relocation Council.
Mr. Graebel is recognised worldwide as a leader in the relocation industry, and frequently makes speeches and gives lectures at industry events. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science from Colorado College.
Ron is responsible for the development of the company’s strategy, enhancing the client and assignee experiences, advancing Graebel’s technology strategy and capabilities, and elevating its business performance to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future. For more than 11 years, Dunlap has served as Graebel’s Chief Operating Officer managing client development, customer service, operations, IT and supply chain management on a global level. During his tenure at Graebel, Ron’s contributions have led to the company’s continued success and rapid international expansion, as well as development of industry-leading technology and service delivery.
Previous to joining Graebel in 2009, Dunlap held a variety of roles managing IT, operations, client and vendor relations, quality performance and planning and analysis at Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services (before being acquired by Brookfield Relocation). He is also a military veteran and served in the United States Air Force. Dunlap earned a doctorate in Experimental Psychology and Statistics from Texas Tech University.
Clint Rivet serves as the Graebel’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for finance, accounting, tax, audits and financial reporting. He joined Graebel in 2019.
Previously, Rivet served as CFO for a global design and construction services firm, where he delivered the financial foundation to support the firm’s growth both domestically and internationally. He also held the roles of Vice President – Director of Finance and Global Financial Controller. Rivet worked in public accounting for 14 years, including co-leading the Ernst & Young’s Denver-based real estate, hospitality and construction practice; and serving Fortune 500 firms with international operations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Dale Collins, Chief Strategy Officer and EMEA Managing Director, returned to Graebel in 2015 to drive leading-edge ideas that are inspired by clients. He previously held leadership roles at Graebel from 2000 until 2007.
Mr. Collins’ past experience includes serving as the Chief Executive Officer at Santa Fe Relocation in the EMEA region, and Chief Executive Officer at Interdean Relocation Services. He’s lived and worked in the UK, Italy, St. Thomas, France, Cote d’Ivoire, and the US.
Mr. Collins is a Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP), and has his Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) Worldwide ERC certifications. He earned his MBA from Regent University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from Texas A&M University.
Additionally, Collins has been an adjunct professor of business at Saint Xavier University, previously served as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Abidjan, and in 2016 served as the Chairman of the Board at Worldwide ERC.
A native of Singapore, Akhbar joined Graebel in 2012 as APAC international operations director, bringing over 12 years of experience in the relocation industry with him. Previously, he held positions, including relocation manager and senior account manager for global relocation companies, as well as customer service positions within the hospitality industry. In 2018, Akhbar was promoted to vice president of the APAC region and to Managing Director in 2020.
He is involved heavily in day-to-day operations and works closely with many third-party service providers. Akhbar has the ability to connect with all levels of people and is able to offer strategic ideas for process improvement. He is fluent in English, Tamil and Malay.
Mary Dymond is an experienced senior leadership team member responsible for attracting, retaining and developing top talent worldwide for Graebel Companies, Inc. – the largest private relocation management company and a leader in the global mobility industry.
During her more than twelve years at Graebel, Mary’s contributions have led to the company’s continued success and rapid international expansion, including significant growth in the global workforce. Her efforts have resulted in an industry-renown and award-winning culture, proven by a 4.1 Glassdoor rating (highest of any peer) with an impressive 82% of current and past employees willing to recommend Graebel as an employer.
Prior to joining Graebel, Mary served as the top HR and risk management executive for publicly held companies in the energy and manufacturing industries. She joined Graebel in 2008 to lead talent management and was named Graebel’s Chief Talent Officer in 2017, continuing to oversee all human resource functions including talent acquisition, talent management, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, payroll, total rewards, succession planning and labor relations. Human Resources Executive magazine named Ms. Dymond one of five executives on the 2013 HR Honour Roll. She has also been featured in HRO Today and Mobility magazine.
Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Dakota. In her personal time, she shows English Mastiffs in conformation and obedience.
George Bates serves as the Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for sales strategy, new client acquisition, and marketing globally.
Mr. Bates has extensive sales leadership experience. Prior to joining Graebel in 2006, he was Vice President at Sirva, the Director of Sales at Outlook Management, and the Director of Sales at Pro Staff.
Additionally, Mr. Bates is a sought-after subject matter expert on global relocation trends and issues, speaking at events for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC). He has his Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®) certification, and holds a degree from Brevard College.
As the Senior Vice President of Commercial Services, Scott Snead is responsible for the strategy, leadership, and operations of Graebel’s commercial services division. He’s been with the company since 1998.
Mr. Snead’s past experience includes leadership roles at Steelcase. He has over 30 years of experience in workplace services management and has served as a senior executive in relocation management, furniture services, planning services, and facilities management. Mr. Snead graduated with a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Richard Payne serves as Graebel’s Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, overseeing compliance, safety, risk management, and internal audit functions.
Mr. Payne began his career with Graebel in 1994, starting as a claims adjuster. His professional designations include Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Associate in Claims (AIC). He has been a speaker for several organisations, including the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), and the Council on Litigation Management (CLM).
Before joining Graebel, Mr. Payne worked within the Department of Labor for the State of Colorado. Mr. Payne holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from the University of Nebraska.
Bill Nemer is President of Relocation Services, overseeing Graebel’s service centres and clients in North America. Mr. Nemer joined the Graebel team in 2009, and led the global consulting division and thought leadership initiatives. In 2012, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations, and was then promoted to President, Relocation Services in 2016.
Mr. Nemer has over 30 years of experience in the relocation industry and has held a variety of leadership positions in operations, client relations, network management, quality and process management, and thought leadership for companies including Weichert Relocation and Prudential Real Estate and Relocation.
Mr. Nemer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Central Connecticut State University. He holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and Strategic Talent Mobility (GMS-T) designations from the Worldwide ERC®, as well as a six sigma green belt and a project management certification from Rutgers University. Additionally, Mr. Nemer is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry events on relocation policy trends and best practices.