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Katrina L. Helmkamp

CEO

Katrina L. Helmkamp has served as president and chief executive officer of Cartus since July 2018.  In her role, Helmkamp leads Realogy’s relocation services segment, a leading global provider of outsourced employee relocation services.

Prior to joining Realogy, Helmkamp has served as CEO of two privately held consumer goods firms, where she accelerated product innovation, shifted toward more digital and social marketing, built strong leadership teams, and leveraged multiple brands to gain market share. Most recently, she served as CEO of Lenox Corporation, a market leader in quality tabletop and giftware, from November 2016 to June 2018.  From 2015 to 2016, she acted as a consultant, primarily working with private equity firms.  From 2010 to 2014, she was CEO of SVP Worldwide, the global leader in consumer sewing machines.

From 2007 to 2010, she led teams at Whirlpool Corporation as Vice President, Global Refrigeration, and then Senior Vice President, North America Product.  From 2005 to 2007, Helmkamp held leadership roles at ServiceMaster.  She served as President of Terminix with 10,000 associates, 2 million customers and $1B in revenues from both company-owned and franchised locations.  In addition to her executive experience, she was a partner for six years at The Boston Consulting Group, from 1998 to 2004.

Since November 2015, Helmkamp has served as a member of the Board of Directors at IDEX Corporation, a publicly traded company engaged in the development, design, and manufacture of fluidics systems and specialty engineered products, and as a member of its Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Helmkamp received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and a master of business administration degree from Northwestern University.

Michael P. Brannan

Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management

Mike has been with Cartus since 1985 and has more than 30 years of  experience in the relocation industry. Mike is responsible for the Cartus global supplier network, with a focus on optimizing supplier service delivery in markets around the world. He is also responsible for the strategic development and execution of Cartus’ Intercultural and Language Solutions business segment and International Assignment Compensation Services group. Prior to his current assignment, Mike held the position of senior vice president, general manager for intercultural services and key accounts. Mike has also held the position of senior vice president, account management, for the company’s Central and Western regions and was responsible for the strategic development and execution of Cartus’ HRO business segment. 

Mike has in-depth experience with the outsourced implementation and administration of many high-volume relocation accounts. He is a former member of the Human Resource Outsourcing Association (HROA) Board of Trustees, a recipient of the Worldwide ERC® Meritorious Service Award, and served on that organization’s Industry Advisory Council. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix, as well as the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation.

Pat DeDonato

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management and Real Estate Services

Pat DeDonato is responsible for the management and oversight of the daily global operations process and performance of the Cartus Moving Services product and networks.  Reinforcing Cartus objectives, her team supports the Network and Client Services Teams to ensure understanding of, and contribution to, Top Block customer service. Pat is responsible for ensuring that suppliers’ performance supports business processes through appropriate metric design and measurement.

Pat is also responsible for managing Cartus’ real estate inventory, ensuring that each property is marketed effectively and that each file is managed successfully.

Pat has been with Cartus for 29 years in a variety of lead positions, has held her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation for 21 years, and is Six Sigma certified in process management.

Pat also received the Meritorious Service Award for her contributions to Worldwide ERC.

Don Briggs

Vice President, Supply Chain Management

Don Briggs joined Cartus in 1997 and for the first 12 years worked in a variety of financial positions including Vice President of Finance where he led the Finance and Pricing teams.  These roles provided unique insight into the relocation industry and the services provided. 

Don joined the Supply Chain team in 2010 as Vice President with responsibility over compliance and procurement, as well as network responsibility for temporary housing, immigration, property management and rental.  Don has worked for Realogy for over 25 years, holding financial positions within Century 21 and Realogy’s corporate headquarters.

Richard Tucker

Managing Director, Relocation Agent Network and Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management 

Richard heads up the Cartus Supply Chain Management team and our national network of independent estate agents in England, Scotland and Wales – Relocation Agent Network. Richard has been involved in the UK property market for 40 years and as a result he has an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of every aspect of the relocation industry and residential housing market.

Richard has led Relocation Agent Network since 1998 and is responsible for its continued growth. A former estate agent, Richard joined the leading New Forest agency and surveyors practice Jackson & Jackson, becoming an equity Partner.  The practice was acquired by General Accident in 1987 and in 1990 Richard relocated to Cardiff, where he set up and managed their Corporate Relocation Division. 

In 1996, Richard joined Cartus as Supplier Manager and was instrumental in the development of the ISO accreditation programme.  Richard soon moved onto the role of Director of Customer Services, before moving to Director of Relocation Agent Network.  In 2002, he became Managing Director of Relocation Agent Network and later also took over the position of Vice President of Supply Chain Management for the Cartus EMEA, APAC and Americas regions.  As well as the responsibility for the international arena, including Destination Service Providers Globally, his role includes the management of the wider UK supplier network (removal companies, solicitors, maintenance contractors).

Richard is a main Board Director of the Cartus UK companies and sits on our APAC and EMEA Senior Leadership Strategy Teams.

Scott Becker

Senior Vice President, Affinity and Broker Services

After two years with Cartus, Becker has been appointed Interim CEO for the company following the departure of prior CEO Kevin Kelleher.

In this position, as well as in his ongoing role as Senior Vice President, Affinity and Broker Services, he is responsible for developing global strategies that utilize talent and technology to support the growth and performance of the company and specifically the Affinity and Broker Services divisions, key contributors to the company’s performance.

The Broker Services Division manages a network of over 800 firms with 285,000 agents and more than 14,000 offices. In 2017, the network closed 90,000 transactions. The Affinity Services division partners with large membership groups and financial organizations to deliver a customized real estate experience with strong consumer benefits.

Scott brings to his roles a long career in real estate with deep experience in the areas of brokerage, sales management and lead generation, and a keen understanding of the needs of relocation clients and their transferring employees. His instrumental role at his previous company, Century 21® New Millennium, encompassed many highly prestigious awards, including the #1 sales volume ranking for Century 21® worldwide and the Cartus Broker Network Cup, the network’s highest accolade.

A native of New Jersey, Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College. With a love of the outdoors and adventure sports, he has summited two of the world’s famous “Seven Summits” and has recently added a new endeavor – surfing – to his passion for alpine climbing. He currently resides in Danbury, CT.