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Relocation Strategies Charlotte (RSI) is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise. Our Owner and Chief Executive is Delaine Mead.

RSI is a Construction management, Relocation and general project management consulting firm. As a construction project manager (CPM), RSI is responsible for the overall planning, coordination, and control of our client’s project from inception to completion aimed at meeting all of our client’s requirements to successfully produce a functionally & financially viable project.

RSI is certified as a WBE (Women Business Enterprise) CPM and the client’s we serve contract with RSI to manage one or all of the CMAA’s 7 project categories: Project Management Planning, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, Safety Management, and CM Professional Practice which includes specific activities like defining the responsibilities and management structure of the project management team, organizing and leading by implementing project controls, defining roles and responsibilities and developing communication protocols, and identifying elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims. Through this intense process our team of professionals coordinates commercial move teams, furniture vendor, voice, data hardware and cabling vendors and a host of other needed ancillary product, services and vendors. Our services are provided to both large and small companies.

Our client base is a virtual “who’s who” of recognizable corporations residing within the United States and Canada. Some of these clients include Mecklenburg County, City of Charlotte, Family Dollar, Round Point Mortgage, AT&T/Yellowpages.com, Schleich North America, The Democratic National Convention, Brickstreet Mortgage, and ACN. We would like to add your organization to this list of satisfied clients.

On average, RSI is involved in the planning and management of 30 to 40 relocation management move events, 2 to 4 dozen full construction management contract projects and over 100 small cap general contract & project management projects per year. Our client base is not limited to the Charlotte area, in the past ten years, projects have taken RSI Project Management teams to South Carolina, Maryland, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Connecticut, Virginia, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Washington DC, New York, Massachusetts and Canada.

Is a wholly owned subsidiary holding company to its independent sister company to Valuebiz, business furnishings (VBI). Valuebiz, business furnishings is a B2B commercial office furniture dealership servicing clients nationwide. As VBI grew strategically in market over the years, our senior management team had been approached by several regional and national clients on how effectively the VBI professional’s project management teams managed their new product, installations, decommission, and re-commission projects. As a result of these repeated requests to hire VBI as an independent project management firm, Delaine Mead our owner/CEO sought out an independent platform that could service these requests, eliminating any conflict of interest. By allowing VBI to service strictly on the product platform, in 2006 Relocation Strategies~ Charlotte was added to the family of our companies to provide the service for all project management requests. As a Nationally certified (WBE) Women Business Enterprise we consistently meet all our client’s project specific needs. Our company strategy, simply put, our concentrated efforts and focus in procuring and securing strong client partnerships, by providing real value as we recommend and effectively manage service cost and efficiently manage construction and various vendor installation schedules to meet or exceed our client’s project requirements.

Team Bios

Delaine Mead

Owner and Managing Principal

Relocation Strategies (RSI) is led by Delaine Mead our Owner and Managing Principal. As Chief Executive she has the sole responsibility as the company’s communicator, decision maker, leader, manager and executor that navigates the core values & mission directing our firms. Delaine is involved directly with our client’s day to day; any affiliated press needs, as well as being the organization’s chief manager of all company employees. Delaine leads while making critical decisions involving all standard day-to-day operations, and managing issues to any and all small to high-level decisions regarding all policies and strategies that impact our platforms and clients. RSI is a nationally certified NWBOC WBE, Woman Business Enterprise Company. RSI has a solely owned subsidiary sister company, Valuebiz, business furnishings (VBI). VBI is an open line direct importer and supplier of all office furniture and equipment products. The combined business platforms serve her clients with the commercial office product purchases on the VBI Platform and full project cycle management in construction, commercial move, and storage & project management services on the RSI Platform. Valuebiz and Relocation Strategies are headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Delaine holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Business Management, and a dual minor in Finance & Accounting from Canisius College. Prior to owning Valuebiz, business furnishings and Relocation Strategies Charlotte, Delaine founded DM Mead Brokerage Company. Delaine has been recognized and awarded as a top producer on several sales platforms throughout her tenure in the corporate finance & commercial real estate industries. She has served as an executive senior manager with various firms, including Freddie Mac, Fleet Financial Bank, Norstar Bank, and the Allen Tate Company. Delaine is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, serves as Previous Past President for NAWBO Charlotte’s Chapter for National Association of Women Business Owners Board, and is NC BICAR Licensed. Delaine has been named Women Business Owner of the Year by NAWBO-Charlotte, 25 Top Women in Business-CBJ, A recipient of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business & NC Top Business Advocate for SBA’s. Delaine strongly supports various local charities with an emphasis on the Carolina Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation, The Isabella Santos Foundation for Nueroblastoma research, The MACS Educational Foundation and The American Arthritis Foundation. Delaine is married to her high school sweetheart Mark and is the proud mother of three active young adults, a daughter who attends UNC Chapel Hill and two sons, the eldest who attends the United States Naval Academy and the youngest who attends Virginia Tech.

Mark Mead

President and Executive Project Management Director

Mark is President & Executive Project Management Director of Relocation Strategies. Under his day to day management, RSI’s Project Management Office (PMO) is the area of our company that identifies and maintains all of our standards of operation for all our awarded client projects. Mark manages RSI’s Project Management Office that strives to standardize and maintain our efficiencies of scale model that ensures we meet all the cost savings that we’ve committed to fulfilling to each of our awarded client projects. Through RSI’s coordinated standard operating procedures of repetition, we demonstrate time and time again that we can successfully manage all of our client projects from initial discovery & qualifying sessions, to construction master scheduling, conducting project feasibility studies to the day to day operation management in an effort to reach a successful project deliverable. RSI’s PMO is the source of all our various project documentation and guidance as we fully utilize our dedicated project management teams who efficiently complete all daily planning, management of each construction management processes, along with relocation consulting and relocation project management services, RSI Charlotte has navigated thru these challenging times effectively under Mark’s directorship as we have experienced rapid growth over the last three years as we have successfully sourced, secured and grown our platform while meeting each of our clients project needs.

Mark holds dual Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Management, and dual minor degree in Accounting and Marketing from Canisius College. Prior to becoming President of Valuebiz, business furnishings and Relocation Strategies, Mark founded MP Mead and Sons, a real estate holding & development company with holding throughout the United States. He has served throughout his tenure as a Senior Executive Manager with Bank of America, Lending Tree, Freddie Mac, American Management Systems, and Empire of America. Mark is married and is the proud of three active young adults, a daughter who attends UNC Chapel Hill and two sons, the eldest who attends the United States Naval Academy and the youngest who attends Virginia Tech. Mark is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Bruce Vooheis

Executive Account Manger

Bruce joined Relocation Strategies (RSI) in January, 2006 as Principal with the responsibility for Business Development. RSI is noted for its full project management platform which includes construction management, move and storage management for large corporate offices, manufacturing plants, medical offices, research labs, educational institutions, and small business offices. Prior to joining RSI, Bruce was the owner and President of a commercial furniture dealership, serving clients in the Metro NYC market with Steelcase, and an owner and VP Sales for a very successful Steelcase dealership with multiple offices in southern Connecticut. His dealerships were always in the top ten percent in Steelcase Recognition for Customer Service and Sales. Bruce started his business career with Xerox where he worked for over 10 years, holding numerous sales, marketing, and management positions in their local, regional and national offices. Bruce received several National Awards as the Leading Sales Manager and Mid-Atlantic Region Award as the Salesman of The Year.

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics from DePauw University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. He has sold major accounts for RSI, including Family Dollar Stores, Mecklenburg County, and multiple projects with Balfour Beatty Construction. Bruce is very active in the Charlotte business community, many local organizations, and has served on the local International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) Board for over 10 years. Previously, Bruce had served on the Board of the United Way of New Cannan and had been involved with the local YMCA. Bruce is married to his wife Carolyn, and they have lived in Charlotte for the past 12 years.

Peter Dineen

Executive Account Manager

Peter joined Relocation Strategies (RSI) in September, 2015 as an executive account manager for business development. RSI is noted for its full project management platform which includes construction management, move and storage management for large corporate offices, manufacturing plants, medical offices, research labs, educational institutions, and small business offices. Prior to joining RSI, Peter was a sales manager at Regency DKI where he worked for over 12 years.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a native Charlottean and is very active in the Charlotte business community, as well as many local organizations. When Peter is not working he is an avid marathon runner, and also enjoys golfing, and coaching youth soccer.

Megan Hargrove

Sales Support Administrator

Megan joined the Relocation Strategies (RSI) team in June 2017 as Sales Support Administrator. Her responsibilities include administrative duties, sales support,presentations, and online sales management. She works with the sales team to develop furniture solutions that meet our clients’ needs and desires while remaining value-conscious.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to joining Relocation Strategies, she worked at PenSys, Inc. and Remi. Megan enjoys music, running, figure skating, and spending time with her boyfriend and family. She also enjoys playing with her dog, Bentley.

Collin Thompson

Project Manager

Collin joined Relocation Strategies (RSI) in January, 2017 as a Project Manager for busi-ness development. RSI is noted for its full project management platform which includes construction management, move and storage management for large corporate offices, manufacturing plants, medical offices, research labs, educational institutions, and small business offices. Prior to joining RSI, Collin was a student at UNC Charlotte and earned his B.S in Finance. He also worked for The Chambers Group & Crown Castle Internation-al.nd execution of major projects. He also acts as a liaison with outside vendors and clients, communicating and coordinating with them to insure that projects run with smooth efficiency for all parties involved.

Collin was born in Weare, New Hampshire and enjoys Basketball, Volleyball, & Fishing in his spare time. He also volunteers for Relay for Life & the Red Cross

Mike Forsythe

Installation Manager

Mike joined the Relocation Strategies (RSI) and Valuebiz, business furnishings (VBI) staff in June 2013. As Installation Manager, Mike oversees the day-to-day management of the VBI in-house installation team. He also acts as a liaison between the sales and installation staffs, assisting the sales team in pre-installation site visits and planning. Mike’s efforts help to ensure that every VBI project is completed in a timely, cost-effective manner, without sacrificing quality and workmanship.

Mike brings extensive installation and project management experience to the position, having worked in the commercial furniture industry for over eighteen years. Prior to joining Valuebiz, Mike worked for White Office Furniture, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. A native South Carolinian; he still resides in his home town of Rock Hill. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing golf, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and spending time with his wife.

Carli Blackwell

Controller

Carli joined Relocation Strategies (RSI) in April 2010 upon returning to Charlotte from Denver, Colorado. As Controller of RSI/VBI, Carli is solely responsible for all corporate financials. Full Accounting Cycle management and Human Resource Management all fall under her day to day management duties. Carli’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the preparation, maintenance and conducting the required analysis for all corporate financial transactions, reporting, and financial statements.

Carli holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Business from Methodist University. Prior to joining Relocation Strategies, Carli was an accounting assistant with Lockhart Geophysical in Denver, Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoys watching the Pittsburgh Penguins, and playing with her two dogs.

Christy Seagle

Logistics Project Manager

Christy joined the Relocation Strategies (RSI) and Valuebiz, business furnishings (VBI) staff in April of 2013 as Logistics Project Manager. Christy is solely responsible for the purchasing of any and all product; coordinating the logistics and shipments with manufacturers; scheduling all deliveries, installations, and service calls with clients; and handling any service, warranty, or customer service related issues. Working hand-in-hand with both the Sales and Operations teams on a daily basis, her goal is to not only meet, but exceed our client’s expectations.

Christy brings more than a decade of combined interior design and administrative experience to her new position, including an Associates Degree in Interior Design from Central Piedmont Community College. Prior to joining Valuebiz, she worked for Custom Industries and Lee Lighting. A native of Gastonia, North Carolina, Christy now resides in nearby Belmont with her husband and two young children. Christy enjoys gardening, attending her children’s sporting events, and volunteering in her local church.

Sarah Bryan

Design & Sales Support

Sarah joined the Relocation Strategies (RSI) and Valuebiz (VBI) teams in 2011 as a Designer and Sales Support. Her responsibilities include Auto-CAD/Giza space planning, presentations, and online sales management. She works with the sales team to develop furniture solutions that meet our clients’ needs and desires while remaining value-conscious.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Prior to joining Relocation Strategies and Valuebiz, she worked as a design intern for Fowler’s Office Interiors in Athens, Georgia. Sarah is also a practicing visual artist, producing art and jewelry pieces