Partner at Relocation Strategies
Irina Salgan is a Partner at Relocation Strategies based in the Greater Boston area. Expertise in business management, team leadership, building strong business-to-business relationships and corporate development has contributed to Irina’s success for over 16 years in various industries. Irina has excellent business acumen and vision, as demonstrated in her early investment in an internationally-successful retail company.
Irina has consistently met the challenges of the business relocation and consulting industry and has the innate ability to establish and maintain positive customer relationships. Among Irina’s valued abilities and honed skills are commercial build out and relocations, proactive management and decision-making, and creating effective teams. Irina has great understanding of the complex nature of relocations and strives to identify and address the unique qualities of each project.
Irina is a graduate of Simmons University and a member of PMI association. She speaks two languages and has travelled extensively worldwide.
Eric Allen, MA, CI, obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in both Psychology and Philosophy from Messiah College, in Grantham Pennsylvania. He went on to receive a Master’s of Psychology at Marywood University, in Scranton Pennsylvania and has obtained certifications in crisis intervention and certified investigations. Armed with extensive knowledge of how people think and what is important to businesses and consumers, Eric quickly climbed the corporate ladder to successfully run the operations of an entire branch of services within a multimillion dollar nonprofit organization before the age of 26. Eric then rose to the position of Executive Director just four years later. Today, Eric runs a company that provides consultation for top business owners, corporate executives, real estate brokers, and investors.
With over 19 years of experience running companies, training staff and providing strong support through transitions for staff and upper management alike, Relocation Strategies was an obvious fit for partnership. In his role as a “Move Psychologist,” Eric provides unique insights, analyzes complex systems, and clearly communicates why a move is beneficial to the employees and the company. Eric’s specialized experience, trained communication style and academic background are utilized in personnel transition management and move training.
As the Project Manager in our Boston location, Nancy brings experience in management strategy, project execution, vendor relations and customer service. Having served as Project Manager in commercial sectors as both client and consultant, Nancy has proven to be effective in strategic planning, risk management, scheduling and implementation; ensuring projects are met within schedule, budget and with no operational downtime. Nancy is extremely proactive, organized, detail oriented and has superb management and communication skills.
Nancy’s considerable experience in public and private sectors includes development of commercial facilities ranging from 50,000 to 500,000 s.f., as well as managing facility relocations, preparing furniture and office equipment requisitions, office reconfigurations and managing office space allocations.
Nancy holds Master degrees from George Washington University in Urban and Regional Planning and Real Estate Development. Prior to her experience as an editor at The National Geographic Society, Nancy studied in Greece, where she participated in several archaeological digs. Nancy currently serves on the Planning Board in her town.
Christina began her career in brand management where she rose through the ranks in several companies to run business units of increasing size. She was responsible for the growth and profitability of each business, developing and honing the necessary skills of realistic goal setting, planning, identification and meeting of customer needs, cross functional collaboration and communication with others, attention to detail and smooth and timely execution.
Later, she utilized and further refined these capabilities in the supply chain area driving medium to large projects typically from inception to successful completion. She worked closely with selected vendors, participating in vendor selection and then managed the relationships, monitoring performance closely to ensure agreed upon requirements were met, resolved customer issues promptly and set up processes to permanently address repetitive issues. Her largest project, which she co-led with her counterpart from the partner organization involved successfully shifting the manufacturing and distribution from one organization to another while minimizing the disruption to the franchise community.
As a project manager, Christina brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, project management, risk assessment and mitigation, vendor relations and customer service. She has spent much of her career to date working in small to very large organizations. As a result, she has experienced a variety of moves (small, i.e., a department shifting within the building to large ones involving the whole corporate office relocating to a new site) so personally knows the frustrations, disruptions, stress and challenges these transitions can cause.
Today she is a consultant helping client organizations plan and execute projects and with business plan development. She has a Masters in Business Administration from Boston College and has a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Director of Business Development
Kim is a result-oriented professional who has spent her career working with a variety of industries from small startups to large Fortune 500 companies to assist in their growth. Kim always looks to find the best way to achieve the client’s objectives and maximize their investment. She has found that success is a collaboration that begins and ends with communication in every step of any project. This customer-centric philosophy coupled with an eye for detail and considerable creativity continues to produce happy, satisfied clients.
Having worked for a company that went through a relocation transition, Kim knows firsthand how important a well planned and executed move can be for an organization. She is excited to be part of Relocation Strategies team and to provide unsurpassed level of client service, building positive vendor relationships and creating partnerships with fellow business leaders in and around the Boston area.