RISMEDIA, May 18, 2007-Brooks Burton has been named CEO of Real Living Relocation, an affiliate of Real Living Inc. In his new position, Burton will oversee Real Living Relocation Management and Real Living Relocation Services.
Burton has served as a senior executive with numerous companies and has extensive experience in general management (P&L and operations), sales, sales management, strategic planning, change management, startup companies and growth. Before joining Real Living, Burton most recently served as principal and consultant for The Burton Group, vice president of sales and marketing for Floyd Bell Inc. and as president and CEO of JumpHome, a relocation support company.
“Brooks is an excellent addition to Real Living’s relocation team,” said Kaira Sturdivant Rouda, Real Living Inc’s COO and president of Network Services, and who also oversees relocation for the parent company. “He has a strong track record of helping businesses grow and become successful. We are very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with such an established and knowledgeable growth specialist.”
Some of Burton’s many career achievements include: increasing sales of mature/declining business by 17% by year two, taking a startup from zero to $70 million in revenue in just six years and leading a business unit turnaround from a $1.5 million loss to a $400,000 annual profit in just two years.
“I’m honored to work with such a growing, innovative company,” said Burton. “We have a great team, and I’m looking forward to working with them and our franchisees in an effort to grow our corporate relationships along with our many relocation services.”
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from the University of Kentucky and currently resides in Westerville, Ohio. Burton’s office will be based at Real Living’s corporate headquarters at 77 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215. He can be reached at (614) 273-6323 or via e-mail at Brooks.Burton@RealLiving.com .