Meet Our Executive Team

Michael Keller

Founder & CEO

Prior to founding Paramount Transportation Systems, Mike worked within the global moving services industry, since 1980, in both Germany and the United States, holding positions of increasing responsibility.

Utilizing his vast industry knowledge and experience, Mike founded Paramount in 1996. He continues his personal commitment to maintaining Paramount’s reputation as an organization that provides the highest quality service at a fair market price.

It is this commitment that makes Paramount a universal industry example of how reaching for perfection leads to rapid success!

Mike is based out of Paramount’s San Diego, California, USA Headquarters.


Grace Bishar

Co-Founder & CFO

Grace began her career in the international transportation services industry, in 1995, as a move coordinator and through perseverance, drive and an adventurous spirit, she has become a successful entrepreneur helping to build Paramount into the thriving business it is today.

Grace earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA majoring in Strategy & Control Management.

Grace is based out of Paramount’s San Diego, California, USA Headquarters.


Louis Rast

Group Director

Louis leads US Operations, Supply Chain, Insurance, and Client Services. Louis started his career in the moving trenches developing a detailed understanding of the industry from the ground up. He is a multi-faceted, driven leader with encompassing experience in sales, client services, operations, quality, supply chain and accounting. Louis has been a key contributor in business creation, startup, and expansion over his almost three decades in the industry.

While attending College in 1989, Louis began his career as a part time helper over the summers and weekends. Spending the next five years working as a driver, contractor, surveyor, sales person, and eventually general manager of a moving company, he developed an intimate understanding of the agent and van line networks. In 1994, Mike Keller introduced Louis to the forwarding and corporate side of the business; mentoring him over the next four years. Louis spent the following seventeen years in relocation management focusing on corporate domestic and international services managing a program that grew 3,000% before returning to Paramount in 2016.

Louis competed in debate while attending JUCO before majoring in Social Science at Pacific Christian College, Fullerton, California, USA.   

Louis is based out of Paramount’s San Diego, California, USA Headquarters.


Robert Cormier

Group Director, Strategic Development

Robert has been in the relocation industry for over 27 years, of which 18 years was as an expatriate holding various leadership roles in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.

Robert’s dedication to ensuring that Paramount’s relocating assignee’s receive the highest level of service stems from his personal experience as an expatriate and an understanding of the challenges involved with relocating a family.

Robert is a Worldwide ERC Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Robert is based out of Paramount’s Raleigh, North Carolina, USA branch.


Meet Our Management Team


Brad Pogue

Vice President, Supply Chain

Brad has over 25 years of experience in the global mobility industry. His past leadership positions in sales, operations, and supply chain in both the household goods and global relocation business verticals gives him a unique perspective to relocation. Brad’s strengths include international project management, supply chain negotiation, operations management, analytical skills, and international business.

Prior to joining Paramount, Brad successfully managed household goods supply chains with cross-functional leadership responsibilities for the Americas, APAC, and EMEA regions. He holds a Master of Arts degree in International Business from Webster University, Webster Groves,
Missouri, USA.

Brad is based out of Paramount’s St. Louis, Missouri, USA branch.


Brandon Ang

Client Services Manager

Brandon has been in the international relocation industry since 2005. His various roles across different departments have equipped him with a strong knowledge and understanding of the moving industry. He is responsible for Paramount’s Asia Customer Service and takes great pride in exceeding customer satisfaction.

Brandon received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, USA and a Master of Business Administration degree from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, USA.

Brandon is based out of Paramount’s Singapore, ROS branch


Brian Goates

Vice President, General Manager

Brian has over 30 years of experience managing international and domestic household goods transportation for an array of Fortune 500 companies. Known for his energy and going the extra mile in all he engages in, Brian fosters a customer-centered service philosophy and team approach among his highly motivated operations team.

Brian focuses on delivering transparency to create an unparalleled bond of client advocacy, while never losing site of the challenges relocating employees routinely face.

Brian is based out of Paramount’s Reno, Nevada, USA branch.


Colin LaBrie

General Manager

Colin began in the household goods moving and storage industry in 2002. Mentored by his father, Colin was fortunate to have started in the business on the front lines as a household goods van operator. This experience and empathy has allowed him to truly understand that a dedication to quality and customer satisfaction is what sets a successful move apart.

After completing college, Colin began his professional career in move coordination and has since held various positions ranging from operations to corporate sales to management.

Colin’s focus on service excellence along with his hands on approach has contributed to Paramount’s significant growth in the Boston market.

Colin graduated cum laude from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Colin is based out of Paramount’s Boston, Massachusetts, USA branch.


David Emery

Managing Director

David began in the international moving industry in 2008. Prior to joining Paramount, David’s knowledge and experience included operations management, process improvement, IT support, quality control, and business development for both startup and established companies in North America and the Middle East.

David’s strengths lie in his ability to enhance business operations through change management and process improvement initiatives as well as identify business opportunities and market requirements to implement company offerings that will support customer interests. David’s tireless work ethic, loyalty and dedication is endless and has been essential to Paramount Canada’s success.

David graduated from George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada with a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.

David is based out of Paramount’s Toronto, Ontario, Canada branch.


Dirk Ellermann

Managing Director, EMEA

Dirk started his career in 1989 with one of the world’s leading logistics providers before transitioning to the household goods industry. During his professional career, he has managed many branches and developed significant sales in various large companies within the moving and relocation industry, always focusing on client services and service execution. When Dirk joined Paramount’s Germany division, he instantly grew the branch, thereby strengthening Paramount’s footprint in Europe through his strategic management of EMEA Operations. His tireless support of the corporate office, its branches, subsidiaries is limitless.

Dirk earned a degree in Transportation and Logistics Management at the Chamber of Commerce & Trade and Professional School in Cologne, Germany.

Dirk is based out of Paramount’s Frankfurt, Germany branch.


Lisa Cannings

Director, Client Services

Lisa began her career in the international moving industry in 2007 working as an Operations Manager for a family run moving company in Oxford, United Kingdom. After gaining experience in operations and logistics, she joined their sales team, performing pre-move surveys and eventually landing on the business development side, where she excelled.

In 2010, Lisa joined a London-based moving company, as their Sales Director. Her focus was on business development, managing a sales team and working closely with senior management to ensure exceptional levels of service and communication. In 2017, Lisa joined Paramount to open and manage our London office and service client relationships.

Lisa is based out of Paramount’s London, United Kingdom branch.


Mark LaBrie

Managing Director

Mark has 48+ years of industry experience in domestic and international relocations. Over the course of his career, he has held various leadership positions at major relocation companies. In 2006, Mark opened up Paramount’s Boston, Massachusetts, USA office and moving & storage facility.

Mark’s unwavering dedication to transferee and client satisfaction is unmatched in the New England market. His focus and work ethic has been instrumental to Paramount’s significant growth in the region.

Mark is based out of Paramount’s Boston, Massachusetts, USA branch.


Patrick White

Managing Director

Patrick is a veteran of the mobility industry bringing over 32 years of experience to Paramount, of which 23 years was as an expatriate in Asia.

Patrick’s customer centric approach, collaborative leadership style and industry experience are the foundation for his success in growing and developing lasting customer relationships.

Patrick is an active leader in the relocation industry where he has held numerous positions in industry associations and organizations. He is a board member of the Overseas Shipping Association (OSA) and a member of the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council where he holds the Senior Global Mobility Specialist (SGMS) and Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) accreditations.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Patrick is located in Paramount’s Seattle, Washington, USA branch.


Robin Schrader

General Manager

Robin began her career in the international relocation industry in 1994. Robin was Paramount’s third employee and has been instrumental and indispensable in our incredible growth.

As Paramount’s Headquarters General Manager, Robin’s commitment, dedication, training and continued support of the corporate office, its branches, subsidiaries, sister companies and our staff is endless. Prior to joining the international relocation industry, Robin’s background
was in finance.

Robin is based out of Paramount’s San Diego, California, USA Headquarters.


Ryan Melanson

Director, Pricing

Ryan has 14+ years of experience in the international household goods moving industry. He began his career as a Move Coordinator allowing him to learn the process from every perspective. He found his strength lay in numbers, so he transitioned to the pricing department as a Rates Counselor, and after a lucrative 3 years, was promoted to Senior Pricing Analyst.

Ryan joined Paramount in June 2015 as a Pricing & Operations Manager and now is our Director of Pricing. As Director, Ryan incorporates best practices to ensure that Paramount’s strategies, analytics, and pricing processes are consistent throughout the organization and complement our business strategy. His enthusiasm, dedication, and teamwork have helped him showcase his talents and knowledge in the moving industry as he successfully manages both Paramount’s pricing division and our Florida operations departments.

Ryan is based out of Paramount’s Jacksonville, Florida, USA branch.


Silvia Louro

Director, Quality & Compliance

Silvia has been in the household goods moving and storage industry for 24+ years. Her strengths lie in her proven leadership, operational management capabilities, as well as her knowledge and relationships with service partners around the world. Over the course of her professional career, Silvia has been instrumental in the development of several programs for workflow management, quoting, billing, supplier management, and online tracking, resulting in improved service quality and operational efficiency.

Silvia was elected to the FIDI USA board in 2015 and served as president in 2017.

Silvia graduated from Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and is a dual citizen of the United States
and Portugal.

Silvia is based out of Paramount’s Providence, Rhode Island, USA branch.


Meet Our Sales Team


Andy Galecke

Vice President of Sales

Andy has over 30 years of international logistics experience including 25 years in the relocation industry. Andy brings a wealth of knowledge to Paramount.

He began his career in move coordination, progressed to operations management, and then advanced to general manager. Eventually, he ventured into business development with various sales roles for multiple leading household goods relocation companies. Throughout his career, Andy traveled extensively overseas to expand various agency networks to support his clients’ relocation needs.

With his unique combination of freight forwarding knowledge, operational expertise, and commercial sense, he’s earned consistent praise throughout the international mobility community. Andy’s personal approach to each customer’s needs and can-do attitude has earned him a very loyal client following.

Andy is based out of San Diego USA Corporate Headquarters.


Anthony Frangione

Director of Corporate Services

Anthony has been in the household goods moving and storage industry for 27+ years, of which 20+ years have been with Paramount. He helped open Paramount’s first branch office and moving & storage facility servicing the greater New Jersey/New York metro out of Edison, New Jersey, USA. Anthony has held various positions in operations, sales, and relocation services.

His management, experience, knowledge, and tireless efforts have contributed enormously to Paramount’s rapid growth and the successful business it is today.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Kean University, Hillside, New Jersey, USA and is the New Jersey Chapter Lead for the Forum for
Expatriate Management.

Anthony is based out of Paramount’s New York, New York, USA branch.


Brian P. Stephenson

Vice President, Business Development

Brian has been in the global mobility industry for 30+ years. He began his career developing the international department of a local moving company in Houston, Texas.

After 10 years with another major relocation company, Brian opened Paramount’s Houston location in 2003 and helped build it into one of the top producing offices in Paramount’s global footprint.

Brian graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business.

Brian is based out of Paramount’s Houston, Texas, USA branch.


Keith Waters

Vice President of Sales

Keith has 35+ years of transportation industry experience. He joined Paramount in 2001 and helped open Paramount’s first branch office and moving and storage facility, servicing the greater New Jersey/New York area, out of Edison, New Jersey. His experience, knowledge, and tireless efforts has contributed enormously to Paramount’s rapid sales growth.

He has served on the boards of directors for several industry associations, including SHRM and ERC, and still supports many organizations affiliated with global mobility.

Keith is based out of Paramount’s New York, New York, USA branch.