Our Leadership

Weichert Dave Bencivengo

Architect of our Trusted Partner customer engagement philosophy which led to new benchmarks for client retention.

Dave Bencivengo, GMS President

Dave has over 25 years of leadership experience in every facet of workforce mobility, from operations to business development. But what makes him an especially effective leader is his positive, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. He promotes a culture of collaboration and creativity and under his watch, Weichert has blossomed into a company where colleagues feel empowered and inspired to identify better ways to achieve business goals and deliver exceptional service experiences.

Dave joined Weichert in 2004, and as the architect of our Trusted Partner program, he has led continuous improvements in client and customer satisfaction results, which, in turn, created new benchmarks in client retention and loyalty ratings—two of the surest indicators of successful, mutually-rewarding partnerships.

In addition to our mobility practice, Dave also oversees our government affiliate, our corporate housing entity, and our Group Purchasing Organization segment. He has also lent his expertise to the betterment of our industry, serving a term on the Worldwide ERC US Advisory Committee.

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Weichert Vicki Lander

Trusted Partner to senior leaders and CEOs worldwide

Vicki Lander, CRP, GMS Executive Vice President, Client Services

Overseeing our North American operations, Vicki provides seasoned guidance and mentoring to the leadership and service teams at our regional offices, promoting engagement, Legendary Service and rewarding experiences for all stakeholders in the mobility process.

A member of Weichert’s leadership team since 2005 and with over 25 years of global workforce mobility experience, Vicki brings balanced perspective to her role, having worked in both service and operations. Throughout her career, she has helped a broad range of corporate clients build more effective, efficient mobility programs that align with the strategic goals of their organization and optimize their mobile workforce.

Vicki’s keen sensitivity to the unique needs of transferring executives has made her a Trusted Partner to a number of senior leaders worldwide. She has personally overseen relocations for a number of corporate CEOs, and her success comes from an almost innate ability to satisfy both their professional and personal needs, drawing on her agility, ingenuity and laser-like attention to detail.

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Drawing on 20+ years of relocation industry leadership to chart our strategic direction across the mobility & GPO segments

Mark Bennett Executive Vice President, Global Client Services

Hailing from Canada, Mark exudes that genuine spirit of openness for which Canadians are famous. It’s a trait that, combined with his 20 years of experience in global workforce mobility and reputation as an industry visionary, makes him a valued, respected partner to companies around the world.

Mark entered the relocation industry in 1997, joining TheMIGroup’s Toronto office, where he managed the company’s operations. He was later relocated himself to TheMIGroup’s Los Angeles office, serving as Vice President and General Manager of the Southern California Region before his promotion in 2007 to Executive Vice President. In 2018, with Weichert’s acquisition of TheMIGroup, Mark joined our company as Executive Vice President, Global Client Services. In this role, he oversees Weichert’s strategic direction and execution across the corporate and GPO (group purchasing organization) segments.

Mark is dedicated to sharing his industry knowledge, and is an active participant and sought-after speaker at regional and global industry conferences. He’s served as a Guest Lecturer at UCLA on HR topics and been elected to Worldwide ERC’s Global Advisory Council. He also received Worldwide ERC’s Meritorius Service Award.

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Weichert Chris Brunone

Designed the Legendary Service discipline which has become part of Weichert’s DNA.

Chris Brunone, MBA Executive Vice President, Talent Development & Colleague Engagement

On paper, Chris manages companywide training initiatives and oversees our talent onboarding and colleague engagement efforts. But in practice, he’s a hands-on, tirelessly inspirational mentor, educator and professional development guru who strengthens the company-colleague connection and has fostered a unique and vibrant culture that inspires more “great days at work.”

His skills benefit our clients as well, not only in stronger colleague engagement that begets better service but also with his ability to educate corporate mobility managers on best practices for driving higher return on engagement across their mobile workforces.

Chris brings 30 years of experience in talent development and leadership training to his role, having honed his craft working at The Ken Blanchard Companies and BlessingWhite. He is the architect of our Legendary Service initiative, which has grown from a customer service training program to part of our corporate DNA, and as our industry grows more complex, he continues to equip our leaders to more competently and confidently lead others to higher levels of performance.

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Weichert Avrom Goldberg

EMMA Awards for Outstanding Contribution to APAC Global Mobility and Global Mobility Professional of the Year.

Avrom Goldberg, SCRP, SGMS Senior Vice President, Global Client Services, EMEA, APAC & LATAM

Avrom spearheads all managerial and operational activities throughout the EMEA, APAC and LATAM regions, drawing on over thirty years of strategic global mobility leadership experience to help multinational companies navigate this increasingly complex and diverse market.

One of our industry’s most highly-regarded and respected authorities on workforce mobility, Avrom has served as the architect of several groundbreaking research reports; spearheaded the establishment of mobility offices in the UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Shanghai; and created the first pan-European destination services network. Additionally, he won the Forum for Expatriate Management’s EMMA award for Outstanding Contribution to APAC Global Mobility in 2016.

Avrom has worked and lived in the APAC region since 2001; prior to that, his career was centered in Europe where he worked and lived in Amsterdam, Brussels and London. In addition to the aforementioned EMMA award, Avrom was also named Global Mobility Professional of the Year in 2012 by FEM. He has also earned multiple awards from Worldwide ERC, including a Meritorious Service Award, two Distinguished Service Awards and ERC’s highest honor, the President’s Award.

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Weichert Gustavo Higuera

Named to Worldwide ERC’s Board of Directors for a 3-year term.

Gustavo Higuera, CRP, GMS Regional Vice President, Latin America

Gustavo has lived and worked in the Latin America region for most of his life and his pride in (and deep-rooted understanding of) his homeland informs his day-to-day interactions with clients moving talent throughout the LATAM region and mobile employees themselves. As our Regional VP of LATAM, he oversees service delivery, manages teams and serves a trusted partner to his clients.

When he joined Weichert in 2013, Gustavo had already built an impressive resume, with over 20 years of experience preparing companies and mobile employees for success in Latin America. He also possesses a solid track record for building service and support teams in this region.

Reflective of his stature within the mobility industry and commitment to making this industry stronger, Gustavo was named to the Worldwide ERC Board of Directors for the 2017-2020 term.

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Weichert Stewart McCardle

Architect of the SCOR model disciplines for Weichert’s global supply chain.

Stewart McCardle, CRP, GMS-T, MBA Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Global Business Analysis

Stewart’s creative flair, technical savvy and broad problem-solving skills make him a valuable asset to our clients on several fronts. Working with his team of business analysts, reporting specialists and quality assurance experts, he spearheads the design, creation and support of systems both internal and external while overseeing business processes, training and reporting.

Stewart also manages our Global Supply Chain, responsible for procuring, measuring and maintaining third-party supplier partnerships. Leveraging key tenets of APICSC’s Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, his team defines the parameters for tracking, monitoring and reporting supplier performance and builds critical disciplines around our supplier management processes.

Stewart came to Weichert from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2006, and earned his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business with a focus on international business and management.

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Weichert Christiana Powell

Named to Worldwide ERC’s EMEA Leadership Committee.

Christiana Powell, GMS Regional Vice President, EMEA

Christiana brings two decades of mobility experience and an inherent understanding of the UK and EU relocation markets to her role.

A member of Weichert’s leadership team since joining the company in 2006, she is responsible for fostering and maintaining superior working partnerships with clients and their relocating employees and families, and also serves as a valuable information resource for clients, ensuring that their policies continue to reflect best practices and keeping them apprised of innovative cost-cutting methods.

Under her management, our EMEA operations has evolved into a critical hub in our tri-regional global service delivery system and our reputation for service excellence among UK-based clients has grown exponentially. Christiana has also contributed to the betterment of our industry by serving on Worldwide ERC’s EMEA Leadership Committee.

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Weichert Jim Schneider

Under his leadership, the business development team has set new sales benchmarks for 10 consecutive years.

Jim Schneider, SCRP Executive Vice President, Business Development

A recognized leader and innovator within our industry, Jim has close to 30 years of experience enhancing client relationships, strengthening global brand identity and driving top line revenue growth. Since 2003 he has overseen Weichert’s business development and brand promotion worldwide, significantly expanding our client base and playing a pivotal role in forging our reputation as one of the world’s leading mobility companies.

In addition to managing our global business development efforts, Jim also has responsibility for pricing and contract administration and has helped shape the tools we use to educate corporate stakeholders on the nuances of workforce mobility. A good example of this is the presentation “How Workforce Mobility Companies Make Money,” which has proven a critical guide for procurement professionals eager to gain a deeper understanding of relocation cost drivers.

Reflecting his commitment to the advancement of the mobility industry, Jim served on Worldwide ERC’s Board of Directors for the 2007-2009 term and also held a position on ERC’s Industry Advisory Committee.

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Weichert Ann Stafford

Earned the Distinguished Service Award from CERC for her contributions to the betterment of our industry.

Ann Stafford, CGMP, GMS Regional Vice President, Canada

Ann is a highly regarded and influential leader in Canadian workforce mobility, with 25 years of experience and a proven track record for optimizing employee engagement, operational effectiveness, innovation and client satisfaction.

Ann joined Weichert in 2016 and is responsible for charting our strategic direction in Canada, optimizing client partnerships, ensuring exceptional customer service experiences, nurturing talent, empowering colleagues, sourcing suppliers and helping to identify new business opportunities.

Ann is also committed to making the mobility industry stronger. An active member of the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), she has spoken at regional and national conferences on a number of topics, from cross-border moves to the nuances of Canadian tax law for relocating employees. She has served on CERC’s Board of Directors, currently serves as Treasurer, and has earned the Distinguished Service Award, one of CERC’s highest honors.

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Weichert Ellie Sullivan Image

Creator of our proprietary Optimization Labs format.

Ellie Sullivan, SCRP, SGMS Senior Vice President, Advisory Services

A well-respected and much-in-demand authority on all things workforce mobility, Ellie leverages her deep expertise to help companies design and implement programs that more efficiently and cost-effectively advance their business goals.

Drawing on nearly three decades of experience, she oversees a number of critical advisory initiatives, including policy benchmarking, proprietary research and tracking global trends and best practices. She is also the creator of our proprietary Optimization Labs, which help clients align policy, process and people into mobility programs that propel ROI.

She has been quoted in a wide range of publications, from the Wall Street Journal to Workforce Magazine; spoken at regional, national and global conferences; and authored articles on practically every mobility topic imaginable, from cost-savings tips to talent segmentation and flexible workforce mobility models.

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