Meet Our Executive Team
Michael Keller, Founder and CEO
Utilizing his vast industry knowledge and experience, founder and CEO, Mike Keller continues his personal commitment to maintaining the reputation of Paramount Transportation Systems as an organization that provides the highest quality services at a fair market price. It is this commitment that makes the company a universal industry example of how reaching for perfection leads to rapid success.
Prior to founding Paramount Transportation Systems, Mike worked within the global moving services industry in both Germany and the United States, holding positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career.
Grace Bishar, Co-Founder & CFO
Grace Bishar is the co-founder and CFO of Paramount Transportation Systems.
She began her career in the international transportation services industry as a Move Coordinator based in Carlsbad, California. Through perseverance, drive and an adventurous spirit, she has become a successful entrepreneur and has helped build Paramount Transportation Systems into the thriving business it is today.
Grace earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Eastern Michigan University, majoring in Strategy and Control Management.
David Dance, President
As President of Paramount Transportation Systems, David Dance is responsible for all day-to-day operations as well as developing and implementing the corporate strategy for driving growth and profitability for the company.
Joining Paramount in January of 2012, David brings with him 16 years of international transportation services experience. He has served as Director of Supply Chain Management for a leading global mobility company, and most recently as the Vice President of Finance and Strategic Development for a Florida based international moving company.
David received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and an MBA degree from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He is also a Worldwide ERC Certified Relocation Professional (CRP).
Robert Cormier, Group Director, Strategic Development
As Group Director, Strategic Development, Robert’s dedication to ensuring that our valuable customers relocating assignees receive the highest level of service, stems from his personal experience as an expatriate, and an understanding of the difficulties involved with relocating a family. Robert has 18 years’ experience as an expatriate, having lived in Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia, most of which was with his wife and 3 children, and has over 22 years of experience in the relocation industry.
In 1991, Robert worked for a Saudi Arabian International moving company based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was then recruited to open a new office located in San Diego for a large International freight forwarder. In 1997, Robert went on to work in various Director roles in Asia for a company which grew from 7 offices when he joined, to over 126 offices Worldwide when he departed. He has now found a home at Paramount where he is currently based from our Raleigh office as our Group Director, Strategic Development. Robert is a Worldwide ERC Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Suffolk University in Boston, MA.
Robert Vespa, Vice President/General Manager, Houston, TX Office
Robert Vespa is the Vice President and General Manager of operations for Paramount’s service center in Houston, Texas.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the moving and transportation industry, Robert most recently served as COO for a Florida-based moving company and was responsible for all strategic initiatives and corporate operations.
Prior to that he held the position of National Director for a leading global mobility company where he was responsible for managing a national sales team and developing new product offerings and strategic partnerships to increase corporate growth.
Robert is a former U.S. Marine who served in Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. He earned his business degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Mark LaBrie, Managing Director, Boston, MA Office
As the Managing Director of Paramount’s Boston, MA service center and warehouse facility, Mark’s responsibilities include managing the daily administrative and logistical operations for relocating domestic and international clients.
Mark has been with Paramount since 2006 and is an industry veteran with over 40 years of experience. Previously he served as the Managing Director of a Massachusetts-based international moving company and prior to that as Director of International Logistics at a leading moving and storage company.
Brian Goates, Vice President/General Manager, Reno, NV Office
Brian Goates, Vice President and General Manager of operations for Paramount’s Reno, Nevada service center, is responsible for the management of all operations and service delivery to Paramount’s domestic and international corporate clients.
With deep roots and almost 30 years in the relocation and move management industry, Brian has extensive knowledge and experience in delivering reliable, best value service to human resource and procurement managers.