Bob Portale, SCRP, SGMS-T
President & CEO

About Bob

Bob is an executive and real estate professional with mobility and real estate industry experience beginning in 1989. He has an extensive background in relocation, and has held positions in operations management, account management, and business development. A transferee himself, Bob has relocated several times.


Bob joined RELO Direct® as the President & CEO in 2006. Since joining RELO Direct®, Bob has developed the company from a small, regionally based provider to a robust, consultative, global organization with a growing and diverse client base. Through the execution of his strategic business plan, Bob has developed RELO Direct® into the partner of choice for global companies in the pharmaceutical, automotive, health care, technology, retail, and government sectors, amongst others. During his tenure as the leading executive, 100% of clients report RELO Direct® meets or exceeds expectations. Also during his leadership, employee turnover amongst the engaged workforce has remained low and profits have met or exceeded plan.


As President & CEO, Bob is involved in all areas of managing RELO Direct®, including sales, marketing, client engagement, and operations. He actively participates in client solution strategy, marketing initiatives, and education forums.


Bob is a highly visible leader in the real estate and relocation industry and holds both the SCRP® (Senior Certified Relocation Professional) and the SGMS-T® (Senior Global Mobility Specialist: Strategic Talent Management) designations from Worldwide ERC®. Bob also holds a Real Estate license and was awarded Worldwide ERC’s Meritorious Service Award in 2005.