We recently sat down with Scott to find out more about him and what he enjoys doing in his spare time.
Who is Scott Williamson? – Where do you come from, what is your background?
Relocation has been in my blood – my siblings and I were born into the industry. My father began his career as a dispatcher and accountant for Bekins Moving & Storage. Over the next 20 years, my family moved four times with stops in Las Vegas, San Antonio, Atlanta and Dallas as my dad moved up the corporate relocation ladder.
My own career in the moving industry started when my dad hired me to drive a forklift in the warehouse in Atlanta. To earn our way through college during the summertime peak season, my brother, sister and I professionally packed and moved hundreds of families, and we were considered one of the top teams in the company each summer.
After graduating from the University of West Georgia with a marketing degree, I moved to Dallas to begin my professional relocation career in consumer sales with Atlantic North American Van lines. During my 30-year career, I have been on a lifetime mission to learn new areas of specialty to broaden my knowledge, expertise and skill set. I estimate that I have personally consulted and/or been involved in 2000+ U.S. domestic and international relocations.
I have a broad range of expertise, including residential household goods transportation consulting, corporate relocation management consulting, licensed Realtor, licensed loan officer, licensed appraiser, apartment locating, temporary housing, property management, tenant representation, area tour specialist and mortgage finance advisor. I attribute my success to creative thinking, a positive outlook on life, collaboration with teams and a never-ending passion for learning.
How long have you been with CapRelo, and what is your favorite part about your position?
Currently, I am Vice President of Global Business Development with CapRelo, consulting with companies based in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida and Alabama. This month marks my one-year anniversary with CapRelo.
I enjoy the fact that every day is a new set of challenges to expand the CapRelo brand in my marketplace. The immense talent we have here is fantastic, and I enjoy collaborating with my team members who are always open to creating new ways to solve today's relocation challenges. When attending various local ERC groups throughout my territory, it’s quite satisfying when our strategic supply chain partners walk up to me and say how much they enjoy doing business with CapRelo. That’s proof that we are treating everyone with “care and respect.”
What do you do in your spare time, what are some of your interests?
When I'm not involved in relocations, I mostly enjoy spending quality time at home in Dallas with my wife, Lori; 13-year-old daughter, Sydney; and 11-year-old daughter, Simone. My leisure passions include playing guitar, live music and golf, and I am a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers!