Providing relocation services is a complex industry requiring the nimble coordination of different companies, functions and tasks in order to deliver a seamless experience to a single individual. Then, of course, the symphony must be repeated again and again without error or even the slightest misstep. Each member of Paragon Relocation’s leadership team rose to the top in their functional area by first working in multiple different roles related to relocation services. The benefit of taking this lengthy path is firsthand knowledge of the minutiae and details that must be properly cared for to achieve success. This is one reason Paragon Relocation is one of the top relocation companies operating today. Paragon’s leadership has combined this knowledge with visionary thinking, entrepreneurial innovation and top management practices to build Paragon Relocation into what it is today. The following are Paragon Relocation’s leaders:
Joseph A. Morabito
President & CEO
Joseph Morabito is President and Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Global Resources, the parent company to Paragon Relocation and Paragon Home Resources. Mr. Morabito has more than 40 years of relocation industry experience. As a pioneer and innovator in the field, Mr. Morabito has worked with clients throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, touching virtually every industry with the delivery of management consulting services.
Prior to founding Paragon, Mr. Morabito held positions in senior management at Premier Relocation Services (a Weyerhaeuser company) and Merrill Lynch Relocation Management. Mr. Morabito has been published in HR industry publications including Human Resource Executive and Mobility. He has been featured as a speaker at a variety of conferences and was written about in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Morabito was named 2012 International Relocation Personality of the Year by Re:locate magazine. Most recently, he was named a 2015 HR Superstar in the Relocation Providers category by HRO Today, a leading HR publication.
Mr. Morabito earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both history and political science with a minor in foreign languages; a Master of Arts degree in education, with emphasis in personnel administration; and teaching and education administration credentials, all from California State University. In addition, Mr. Morabito completed all coursework for the real estate broker exam in California. He holds the Worldwide ERC® Senior Certified Relocation Professional (SCRP) designation and is a Worldwide ERC® Distinguished Service award winner. He has served on Worldwide ERC®’s Public Policy Committee, which assesses and deals with business risk and opportunities arising from legislative, regulatory and judicial actions that impact relocation. E-mail Mr. Morabito
April Braun, CRP, GMS
Vice President & Global Chief Financial Officer
April Braun is Vice President & Global Chief Financial Officer in charge of corporate and client accounting at Paragon Global Resources. She also oversees the operational aspect of service delivery for Paragon Home Resources and Paragon Relocation Resources, implementing various operations, business alliances, human resources support and financial functions.
Joining Paragon in 2015, Ms. Braun spent 14 years with SIRVA Relocation where she was strategic in building the Client Finance department and overseeing the expense management function. She has used her vast experience to build and develop the service delivery model for our customers at Paragon Home Resources, with a focus on technology. Ms. Braun received the Paragon President’s Award in 2017 for her contributions to the growth of the company and customer experience within Paragon Relocation.
Ms. Braun earned a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Accounting, from Cleveland State University and has pursued course work towards a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC®. E-mail Ms. Braun
Karen Rose, CRP, GMS
Vice President, Business Management
Ms. Rose joined Paragon in 2003 as Manager, Business Development for the Western Region, where she was responsible for growing Paragon’s business in the western United States. In 2005, Ms. Rose transitioned from sales to operations, becoming Manager of Global Relocation Services. In this role, Ms. Rose acted as the single point-of-coordination for new authorizations, custom reporting, escalation issues, exceptions to policy, policy resources and billing questions. She is also responsible for mobilizing internal Paragon resources for special instances, such as group moves.
In 2014, Ms. Rose was promoted to Vice President, Global Relocation Services due to her work in growing one of Paragon’s most prestigious accounts. As of 2019, Ms. Rose supports roles in both Paragon Relocation Resources and Paragon Home Resources (PHR) as Vice President Business Management where she is responsible for managing the Home Resources Development team in the Western Region, rolling out new sales channel partners and Voluntary Benefits clients. In addition, Ms. Rose manages Benefit Aggregators in her territory and manages the Paragon real estate broker network.
Ms. Rose holds her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC®. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Pacific Northwest Relocation, Southern California Relocation and Bay Area Professionals in Relocation Management organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California Polytechnic University.
E-mail Ms. Rose
Michael Morabito, CRP, GMS
Vice President, Global Business Development
Michael Morabito joined Paragon in 2002 and has served in multiple roles since that time, including Operations, Consulting, Marketing and Business Development. His many years in sales and the successes that followed led to Morabito’s promotion from Director to Vice President of Business Development for Paragon’s subsidiaries, where he now holds responsibility for all sales within North America.
Mr. Morabito holds the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC® as well as a mortgage license (NMLS # 1301933) in the state of California. Prior to his lengthy work in the relocation industry, Mr. Morabito earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. Morabito also belongs to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the British American Business Council (BABC), Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM) and Southern California Relocation Council (SCRC) and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Email Mr. Morabito