Klaus Siegmann, Founder & CEO

Klaus_cafe---1Relocity, Inc. was founded by Klaus Siegmann who is himself an immigrant to California and a business owner from Dusseldorf, Germany. In Germany, Klaus founded a consulting firm specializing in web development, Internet marketing and e-commerce, developing it into one of Germany’s most recognizable firms in the field, with customers like Porsche, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Deutsche Bank. While preparing for the firm’s IPO, he took the opportunity to sell the firm to one of Germany’s largest international management consulting and investment firms, where he became a General Manager.

In 2010, Klaus fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to Los Angeles, bringing his wife and newborn daughter with him. During this process, he founded several new companies and consulted with numerous others, including becoming a co-owner of an internationally-known interior design firm with clients ranging from Mumbai and Beijing to Berlin. During this time, he become intimately familiar with the challenges of living and doing business in California. He also became a U.S. citizen, qualifying for a dual American and German citizenship, and guided his wife through the process of getting an investor visa and green card.

Over the years, Klaus found that people from a variety of countries would ask him the secret of relocating successfully to California, as well as his advice on many aspects of life in his adopted home. His experience relocating his own employees to L.A. also caused him to realize that there was a need for relocation services that are more comprehensive and focused on the varying needs of each client.

Drawing on his expertise in business development, Klaus began to re-think the relocation business and how innovation and technology could make the relocation process less stressful and more personal. His new concept leverages his expertise in online marketing and business systems to centralize and automate the process, taking stress away from the customer. At the same time, the system has the flexibility to allow for more personalized service and a more compatible connection between customer and personal consultant.  As a result, clients have access to a wider variety of services, as well as more individual attention, than they can find from any existing relocation service.

Relocity is now uniquely positioned to assist both individuals and companies in dealing with every aspect of their relocation needs in a friendly and personal manner. We want to make your transition as secure and carefree as possible, as well as helping you make the most of the incredible life opportunities to be found in sunny southern California.

Management Team

MatthewMatthew Hutchison

Matthew Hutchison is Manager of Business Development at Relocity, where he is responsible for acquiring and developing individual clients (non-corporate), as well as overseeing marketing and promotion of the Relocity brand. Before Relocity, Matthew was at Schoos Design, an internationally-known hospitality design firm, where he was Creative Director of the in-house Branding and Marketing department. At Schoos, Matthew both worked on the development of the Schoos brand and developed marketing for outside clients, including Morimoto Restaurants, Hakkasan Restaurants and Nightclubs, Enlightened Hospitality, Bottega Americano, and many others. Matthew was offered the position at Schoos Design based on the success of his own design consulting firm, where he developed business strategy and directed branding and marketing efforts for many private clients, including Retail Holdings Group, Cashmere Hotel Group, Halland Pacific, Cunningham & Davidson Realty, Pomp Home Furnishings, Redline Tours, Starline Tours and several independent film companies. He has also been a design consultant for firms such as Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Credit Suisse First Boston, and Richards Watson & Gershon. Matthew is a graduate of Princeton University, plays classical piano, is a huge movie buff, and loves exploring the amazing cultural and natural resources of southern California.

JeremyJeremy Kopp

Jeremy Kopp brings over 10 years of professional experience in business development and financial services to his position at Relocity. As Director of Strategic Accounts, Jeremy’s role is to promote Relocity’s relocation services for businesses and to develop and maintain productive relationships with our many business clients. A seasoned start-up warrior, Jeremy has a deep understanding of the challenges young companies face.   In advance of joining Relocity, Jeremy was a film-finance executive with Altar Identity Studios and previously IndieVest Securities where he secured financing for the Broadway Musical First Date as well as the feature films Big Stone Gap, Knights of Badassdom and Saint John of Las Vegas. During his film-financing career, Jeremy raised over $30M in corporate equity financing and project financing working with over one hundred individual investors across the globe. At IndieVest Securities, Jeremy served as a Principal and a FINRA licensed broker holding a securities licenses for private placements, corporate financing and investment banking.  Jeremy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance at Michigan State University and as a young, college graduate, relocated himself to Los Angeles in 2003.  He currently resides in Silver Lake and enjoys all the activities Los Angeles offers.

EddieEddie Keyes

As Director of Strategic Accounts, Eddie is responsible for the acquisition and management of relationships with Relocity’s corporate clients. Eddie brings to Relocity over 20 years of professional experience in business development, leadership consulting and financial services. In advance of joining Relocity, Eddie was with CIA Consulting Group where he consulted with numerous clients including Boston Private Wealth (Financial services) and McGladrey (Accounting services), focusing on helping clients develop and train their key executives and staff, manage business risk, improve processes, and maximize technology investments. Prior to that he was at Vistage (vistage.com) where he consulted, guided and supported hundreds of CEOs and business leaders in the Manufacturing, IT, Entertainment, Retail and Financial sectors. Previously, Eddie spent over 10 years in the Entertainment industry as a talent agent helping to represent such actors as Keifer Sutherland, Kim Basinger, Patrick Dempsey and a host of others celebrities before joining Paramount Pictures, where he served as a production/creative executive. Eddie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and a Masters of Arts degree in Communication Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California. He holds the designation of Certified Leadership Facilitator. He is a former Board member of the Los Angeles Music Center Speaker Series. He is active in a number of global consulting and executive development organizations and supports and is on the Boards of several non-profit organizations. He resides in West Los Angeles where he enjoys watching his beloved USC Trojans.

RobertRobert Susnar

Jeremy Kopp brings over 10 years of professional experience in business development and financial services to his position at Relocity. As Director of Strategic Accounts, Jeremy’s role is to promote Relocity’s relocation services for businesses and to develop and maintain productive relationships with our many business clients. A seasoned start-up warrior, Jeremy has a deep understanding of the challenges young companies face.   In advance of joining Relocity, Jeremy was a film-finance executive with Altar Identity Studios and previously IndieVest Securities where he secured financing for the Broadway Musical First Date as well as the feature films Big Stone Gap, Knights of Badassdom and Saint John of Las Vegas. During his film-financing career, Jeremy raised over $30M in corporate equity financing and project financing working with over one hundred individual investors across the globe. At IndieVest Securities, Jeremy served as a Principal and a FINRA licensed broker holding a securities licenses for private placements, corporate financing and investment banking.  Jeremy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance at Michigan State University and as a young, college graduate, relocated himself to Los Angeles in 2003.  He currently resides in Silver Lake and enjoys all the activities Los Angeles offers.

Personal Hosts

Below are a few examples of the Personal Hosts we have working in the Los Angeles area.

Anna G – Born in Moscow, Russia, Anna has a Juris Doctor degree in Russia and extensive commercial real estate experience in California. She loves sharing her knowledge and experience of L.A. with Relocity clients from all over the world.

Angela W – Angela is a native of Pasadena, California where she attended the Westridge School before getting her BA at Northwestern and her MBA from Loyola in Chicago. Happy to be back in sunny LA, Angela created her own Internet start-up while working at Relocity.

Jocelyn B – Jocelyn has a background in property management with a specialty in high-end luxury services, with a proven track record of being detail-oriented. She graduated from the University of North Florida with honors on a full academic scholarship.

Diane K – Diane’s background is in interior design, having worked for several large firms in LA, as well as taking private clients for over 15 years. She divides her time between Relocity and raising her three kids. She has a degree in art history from Smith College in Massachusetts.

Darryl M – Darryl was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia where he received a BA from Morehouse College. Darryl worked with several property management firms before moving to LA in 2004. He loves watching the Lakers and helping people find their bliss in LA.

Gloria N – Gloria is a home-grown Angeleno with family, friends and networks that are deeply rooted in L.A., giving her a special insight into her clients’ needs. She graduated from Cal State University, and has spent her career in the hospitality industry.

Juan A – Juan came to LA with his family from Guatemala when he was 8. At 18, he got a scholarship to attend UCLA and studied International Development, spending a semester in Costa Rica. He loves helping people from different countries adapt to his adopted home.

Peter N – Peter is an attorney who left his practice after 25 years to teach English in LA’s public schools. He is originally from Toronto but has called LA home for over 30 years. Peter is a great resource for people who enjoy the arts, architecture and other cultural events.

Mandy B – Born in Hong Kong, Mandy is a Global Mobility Specialist, assisting hundreds of executives and families from all over the world. She is fluent in Cantonese and has degrees in Computer Science and French Literature from Boston College.

Harlan P – Harlan is a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he majored in biology. In addition to working at Relocity, Harlan is a licensed physical trainer and an avid surfer. He teaches a “yoga on the beach” class each summer in Marina del Rey.

Aliya A – Aliya was born in Beverly Hills and attended Beverly Hills High School before getting a chemistry degree from UC San Diego in 2012. She is an avid equestrian and has competed in several horse shows. She also volunteers at the Farhang foundation, a Persian cultural charity.

Yolanda J – Yolanda attended Cal State Long Beach, earning a degree in hotel management. After school, Yolanda was a concierge with Kimpton Hotels before becoming an Account Executive covering the South Bay area. She has a six-year-old son and a pet Schnauser named Attila.

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Future Plans

Plans to expand Relocity into San Francisco, New York and Miami are already underway. Our new locations will have the same locally-sourced staffing philosophy: a passion for welcoming newcomers to our home towns.

Our Clients

Relocity’s clients hail from a wide variety of locations and backgrounds, each utilizing our services in their own unique ways. Some are wealthy individuals with large families who take advantage of every service we offer; others are millennials on a budget in need of the basics. Some travel from distant continents; others are relocating from just across town. Some are large companies who use Relocity to manage multiple relocations with numerous complications; others are individual new hires who are lucky enough to have an employer who values their quality of life. In every case, we are committed to a 100% successful relocation experience.

Privacy

Successful relocation requires that you share numerous intimate details and sensitive information about your life with us. We guarantee that this information will always remain completely private.

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Becoming a Relocity Host

Relocity is always looking for outgoing, personable and friendly people who are intimately familiar with Los Angeles and who know how to manage a project team to become personal hosts. If you think you have the knowledge and temperament to become a Relocity Host, please visit the Jobs page.

Relocity is also hiring a variety of other administrative professionals. Please check the Jobs page to find out what positions are currently available.

Becoming a Relocity Vendor

The power behind Relocity’s approach lies in our network of carefully chosen professionals who handle all aspects of the relocation and acclimation process for our clients. These vendors include immigration attorneys, real estate brokers, white-glove moving companies, domestic service providers, certified public accountants, insurance agents, interior designers, furniture sellers, education consultants, etc.

Please use the Contact Page to inquire about Vendor opportunities.