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Sterling Lexicon Hires Drew Phillips as Regional Director of Business Development

Published on 5.3.19

Sterling Lexicon, a leading provider of optimized global mobility services, announces the appointment of Drew Phillips as a regional director of business development.

Phillips has over 15 years of experience in the mobility industry, including global sales, account management and business development. Phillips will focus on marketing Sterling Lexicon’s global mobility services and driving continued growth in the key markets within the state of California.

Beginning in relocation real estate sales in the Northern California Bay Area in 2002, Phillips was named to the Top Producer list in 2004. Shortly thereafter, he received the Pinnacle award for most units sold in 2006. Phillips then turned his focus to building and managing several successful teams within the real estate industry.

After his success in real estate, Phillips moved into a new industry. In 2014, he took a role as national account manager and director of business development for global third-party service provider Pet Express, based in San Francisco. While there, he also served on the global expansion team for parent company, Jet Pets, based in Australia. In this role, Phillips had the opportunity to travel the world and analyze data to identify global trends, enabling him to suggest new markets and partners to his company. Most recently, Phillips has brought his focus back to the United States, spending his last two years as a business development manager for Crown World Mobility, based in the California Bay Area.

Phillips believes in the importance of continuing education. He keeps his real estate license in good standing, is currently studying module three for his Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designation and plans to study and test for his Certified Relocation Practitioner (CRP) designation next.

“We are excited to have Drew join our team as we continue to build on our growing market momentum,” said Mark Burchell, chief commercial officer. “California is an important market for Sterling Lexicon and so we are pleased to have someone with Drew’s experience and background to support our customers.”

In his tenure in the industry, Phillips has amassed a wealth of industry knowledge and perspective from several different sectors. In doing so, he has also developed a large global network within the mobility industry that he intends to continue to grow.

Phillips is a native of the California Bay Area and lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. Given his years of experience in the region and his expertise in the local market, he is well-positioned to take on this new role in business development, serving the entire California market.

Sterling Lexicon Shortlisted for Relocation Management Company EMMA Award

Published on 3.27.19

We are pleased to announce that Sterling Lexicon has been shortlisted by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) for the Relocation Management Company of the Year award.

Topics: awards

Rob Giese Appointed Vice President of Innovation and Change

Published on 2.28.19

Sterling Lexicon announced today the formation of a new innovation and change team focused on enhancing and optimizing the mobility experience for its clients and their employees. Rob Giese has joined Sterling Lexicon to lead the team as vice president of innovation and change.

Top Mobility Firms Combine to Form Sterling Lexicon

Published on 2.18.19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Two of the mobility industry’s most trusted leaders – Lexicon Relocation and Sterling Mobility – this week announced the launch of their new brand, Sterling Lexicon.

Lexicon Relocation announces Rachael Schepemaker as Senior Proposal Manager

Published on 1.30.19

Lexicon® Relocation, a leading provider of global mobility services, has hired Rachael Schepemaker as senior proposal manager.

Lexicon Relocation hires Paula Holloway as Director of Business Development

Published on 1.17.19

Lexicon® Relocation, a leading provider of global mobility services, announces the appointment of Paula J. Holloway as director of business development.

TCJA Update: Internal Revenue Service Announcement

Published on 9.26.18

There has been confusion around the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) since it went into effect at the beginning of 2018. On September 21, the IRS posted Notice 2018-75 to clarify the allowed treatment of moving expenses. The notification indicated that employer payments or reimbursements in 2018, for an employee’s moving expenses incurred prior to 2018, can be excluded from the employee’s wages for income and employment tax purposes, if the qualified moving expense rules were met.

Topics: TCJA, global mobility tax, tax deductible expenses, tax cut and job act

Sterling Mobility Names New Managing Director

Published on 9.6.18

Earlier this year, Lexicon® Relocation announced the expansion of our global talent, reach and resources with the acquisition of Sterling Mobility. Yesterday, a key role was added to the growing team with the official introduction of Peter Sewell as managing director for Sterling’s Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) divisions. 

Topics: apac global mobility, emea global mobility, sterling mobility

Lexicon Relocation and CDK Global Recognized for Outstanding Client-Supplier Partnership

Published on 5.11.18

Lexicon® Relocation is pleased to announce we won Outstanding HR & Supplier Partnership at the 2018 Relocate Awards. This recognition is a testament to the strong relationship we built with client CDK Global.

Topics: awards, client-supplier partnership

Lexicon Relocation Acquires UK-Based Sterling Mobility

Published on 4.25.18

Lexicon® Relocation is pleased to announce that it has acquired U.K.-based Sterling Mobility. The binding agreement was signed April 23, 2018, with final closing targeted for early May.