John L. Merriweather is the President and CEO. He sets and champions the company’s strategic vision and direction with an uncompromising focus on service, performance, and providing extraordinary value to clients. Under John’s servant, inspirational, and visionary leadership, the company is recognized internationally as a premier and go-to destination service partner.
Before founding the company in 1998, John worked in corporate education and quality management for a distribution company in Carmel, Indiana. John launched his career in the United States Army in 1990, where he served proudly for three years, including a tour in Operation Desert Storm.
John is a graduate of Indiana University, and he has completed masters in business coursework at the University of Indianapolis. John also graduated from the executive education programs at UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso) and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Community Involvement: AAU Basketball coach, Youth Football Coach, Carmel Dads’ Club Involvement, Youth Mentor & Speaker, Professional Development Training.
- University of Indianapolis, MBA Candidate (2008)
- Dartmouth, Tuck School of Business, Executive Education Program (2005)
- Purdue University, Leadership Studies Certificate (2004)
- Indiana University, Bachelors Degree (2003)
- University of Texas at El Paso Executive Education Program (2002)
- United States Army, Primary Leadership Development Course (1992)
John appreciates working, reading business books, fishing, exercising, and being the world’s greatest dad
What is your favorite music/movie?:
I love all genres of music, from opera to reggae to anything old school – and everything in between.
I ran a candy store from my locker throughout middle school. My “customers” are still good friends to this day.
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With over 25-years of direct experience, Lynda has executive responsibility for client services and business processes.
As Vice President, Lynda is responsible for the performance of destination service managers and account managers, as well as overall administrative functions. Because Lynda has worn many hats for GO, she offers clients a well-rounded perspective on service, systems, and outcomes.
Prior to joining GO Destination Services, she spent the first half of her career in corporate quality assurance in the travel industry.
Indiana University Bachelor of Arts: English
Lynda enjoys working out, attending the sporting events of her children, and traveling.
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Lynda listens to all kinds of music: rock, alternative, hip hop, and jazz. Her favorite movie is Moonstruck.
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With over 15 years of related experience, Michelle is dedicated and dependable in her role as a Global Account Director. She is committed to every client and holds a passion for quality service. Michelle brings a wealth of comprehensive skills and consulting experience, which enhances her pragmatic approach and ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Michelle enjoys reading, traveling and working out. She also likes to cook for her family and friends.
What is your favorite music/movie?:
Michelle appreciates all types of music – with classic rock and 80’s being her favorite genres.
Shells or Shelly
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As a Global Account Director with over 10-years of related experience, Michele is recognized by her clients as responsive, reliable, and dependable.
From having real-life relocation experience through relocating with her family multiple times in the past, she understands how stressful the process can be and is passionate about helping people get settled into new cities.
B.S. Business Marketing, Indiana University
Michele loves animals and enjoys volunteering for the Boone County Humane Society. She is a member of Women for Riley and puts on the Riley Prom each spring. She also enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time with her family.
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As a destination service manager, Sharon enjoys working with people from all over the world and helping make their relocation as smooth as possible. She is committed to providing each client with the highest level of service, attention to detail, and dedication.
Having relocated across the country several times herself, she understands the specifics of her clients’ needs. Sharon has considerable background in client service and market research.
Indiana University Bachelor of Science: Marketing and International Studies
Sharon enjoys biking with her family, reading, traveling and trying new restaurants.
What is your favorite movie?:
Love Actually and most movies with Hugh Grant.
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With nearly 25 years in direct and related experience, Erricka contributes to GO with major strengths including tested strong leadership emphasizing a collaborative yet decisive style; excellent communication skills including mastery of persuasive language, both written and verbal; building solid and productive relationships with referral sources and business partners; and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a pressured environment.
Prior to working at GO, she served as Executive Director of an area healthcare company. Erricka is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a graduate of Leadership Northwest Indiana (32).
Attended University of Wisconsin – Madison
In her spare time Erricka owns a dining and dessert design business. She also mentors teenagers in the NAACP’s Academic Cultural Technological Scientific Olympics (Act-SO) and serves on the board of the Heritage Institute of Arts and Technology Charter school.
Much like the broad spectrum of life, Erricka enjoys music from Christian to classical to country and everything in between.
Erricka loves ALL things Batman! She says it’s because she believes EVERYONE can be the hero of their own story.
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Amanda’s expertise at GO involves developing effective relationships with all internal teams in order to tailor recruiting strategies. She is adept at conveying company values to the associates she brings into GO and is motivated to ensure clients receive consistent quality services.
Before joining GO Destination Services, Amanda had experience working in client services and account management, giving her the knowledge of planning, developing and implementing effective communication strategies to connect with end clients.
Southeast Missouri State University, Associates Degree in Business Management
Running and hanging out with her family and friends. Amanda also enjoys traveling.
What is your favorite music/movie?
Amanda listens to all types of music. If it has a good beat, she will listen to it!
The only TV that Amanda watches is St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and Indiana University Basketball Games.
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As a Destination Service Manager, Stephanie enjoys assisting people with their relocation and making it as smooth as possible. Prior to GO, Stephanie was in the real estate/mortgage industry. She has personally experienced two corporate relocations and understands the specifics of client needs. Stephanie offers expertise to clients using her own experience.
In her free time, Stephanie loves being with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys traveling with her family to new places, and loves music and dancing.
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As a Destination Service Manager, Ami will assist clients to relocate throughout the US and internationally. Prior to working at GO, Ami was a Relocation Account Manager for many international companies. Relocating multiple times herself, she understand how difficult and intimidating the relocation process can be. For this reason, Ami is determined to go above and beyond to provide excellent customer service.
Bachelor of Science, Tourism Management from IUPUI
Ami enjoys spending time with her husband and 1 year old daughter. She also enjoys all things real estate and likes to travel the world.
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As a Destination Service Manager, Anna loves being able to serve and work with clients to meet their individual destination service needs. She has worked with GO for over a year, where she initially carried out the Administrative Assistant role. Having much experience in the Destination Service industry, Anna can assist clients using her skills in customer service, adaptability, problem-solving, and communication.
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at DePauw University
Working out, going to concerts, adventuring with friends, traveling.
What is your favorite music/movie?
Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Justin Timberlake. And for movies, Easy A, Deadpool and A Princess Bride.
Anna has never lived outside the state of Indiana. She absolutely loves to read about self-improvement or motivational books.
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As a Destination Service Manager, Emi enjoys assisting clients with relocation and making the process as smooth as possible. Prior to GO, she worked in the publishing industry, and has extensive experience in account management and project management.
Bachelor of Science, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Emi enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. Her kids are very active and her weekends are filled with volleyball games, basketball games, cross country and track meets. Emi is also a night owl and enjoys reading whenever possible.
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As a Destination Service Manager, Winta enjoys assisting associates who are relocating, whether it be nationally or internationally and assuring their transition is as seamless as possible. She uses her organization and compassion to understand every associate on an individual level, making sure to stop and listen to their requests.
Winta loves to travel and experience new cultures and foods.
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As a Recruiter, Clayton enjoys having the opportunity to interact with a variety of people around the world each day, using his capacity of being thoughtful, hardworking, and approachable. Clayton comes from a background of Real Estate and understands the stresses of moving and relocating. He worked diligently to help ease the stress and make moving an enjoyable experience. Clayton loves connecting with new people and ensures they will have the best customer service when in contact with him.
Bachelors, Suffolk University (Boston, MA)
Clayton enjoys traveling, running, anything relating to food and refurbishing furniture. He also strives to avoid ever being on the TV show Hoarders!
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With nearly 10 years of experience in Sales and Account Management, Karen is responsible for recruitment, training, and staff management for the US and select countries.
Before joining GO Destination Services, Karen worked in business development for a personal care company where she was successful in identifying high potential customers and growth opportunities.
Bachelors of Arts in Communication, Bowling Green State University
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As a Sourcing Manager, Brad enjoys having the opportunity to recruit and work with people domestically and around the world. Also, exploring and learning about their different cities and countries. Brad is a friendly, yet thorough and thought-provoking interviewer with fifteen years of recruiting, staffing and HR experience.
Bachelors of Science, Advertising and Business from Ball State University
Brad enjoys adopting Italian Greyhounds, biking, and reading
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As the AR/AP Manager, Amy enjoys bringing value to the company with her amazing organization, multi-tasking, approachability, and willingness to help.
Attended Cosmetology School
Amy enjoys hiking, traveling, and visiting local landmarks with her family.
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As an Office Assistant, Tatiana enjoys organizing information for our Area Consultants so that associates have a smooth transition from destination to destination. She is patient, flexible, and happy to personalize each file. Tatiana has worked with numerous people in her life and has always been a people person. She will ensure that everyone is at ease and everything runs smoothly.
Carmel Alumni, Currently attending Ivy Tech
Tatiana enjoy picking up new languages, linguistics, and learning always!
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As a Marketing Manager, Meghan enjoys making presentable material for clients to view. She makes sure the subject matter is branded correctly, and that the client understands GO’s messaging. Meghan has a strong understanding in the Adobe Creative Suite with previous experience as a Lead Graphic Designer for a marketing company. She strives to learn more about graphic design, branding, and marketing.
Associates in Visual Communication, Ivy Tech Community College
Meghan enjoys bike riding with her family, scrapbooking, sketching, jewelry making, and reading books. She also has a wide variety in music interests.
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As a marketing associate, Jordan provides design of marketing expertise. He is passionate about creating and delivering quality marketing information to GO’s network of clients.
Bachelor of Science, Interior Design from Ball State University
Drinking tea, Playing piano, Rollerblading, Spending time with family and close friends.
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Michele Rector, our Houston Area Managing Director, has been with GO Destination Services for nearly three years as a Destination Services Consultant. She has worked with both domestic and international transferees as they relocate and settle into their new homes in Houston, Katy, The Woodlands, Kingman, Sugarland, and surrounding areas. Michele and her family were expatriates in Hong Kong with children in elementary and middle school and their family has relocated many times throughout the U.S., giving her a keen understanding of and empathy for what an assignee and their family experience when relocating.
Ms. Rector holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and is a licensed realtor. She is also a member of Houston Relocation Professionals (HRP) and Worldwide ERC (WWERC). When not working, Michele is an avid runner, having completed three marathons in 2016 with eight scheduled for 2017. During her family’s time in Hong Kong, her son was diagnosed with Legg-Calve Perthes disease, and Michele runs to raise awareness and funding for the Int’l Perthes Study Group. Ms. Rector is a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a Breeders Greeters Committeeman welcoming thousands of youth, their families, and their show-stock to the HLSR every year.
James Thompson is a Managing Director of GO Destinations Services for the New York tri-state area. He was born with Sales in his blood. He started his first business at the ripe old age of 7 years old. James started his own grocery store delivery service for everyone in his neighborhood. He learned very early in life about the art of servicing people. James attended Mercy College and studies business administration. By age 21 he was labeled youngest business owner in Mt. Vernon, NY when he open a barber shop. James comes with over 12 years of experience in Marketing and Sales in the Fashion and Entertainment Industry working for companies like Bad Boy Entertainment, Calvin Klein kids and And1.
Those experiences of building relationships with celebrities, professional athletes, entertainment and retail executives prepared him for his career in Real Estate and relocation services, which he started in 2007 and is now duly licensed in the states New York and New Jersey.
Over the last 4 years James has average 97 fully executed leases of which 48 are international transferees. His flexible personality, communicative nature and attention to detail makes him easy to work with and capable of meeting the needs of his clients. His objective is to always provide his clients with outstanding service.
In his spare time James is the Managing Director of Crossover Sports Inc a 501©3 non-profit who mission is mentor children of incarcerated or deported parents through basketball. James is also a volunteer certified USA youth Basketball Coach.
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Tali Diamond, the Los Angeles Area Managing Director, has been with GO Destination Services for nearly three years as an Area Consultant. Tali has worked with both domestic and international transferees as they relocate and settle into their new homes in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, including Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach. Navigating the Los Angeles area can be a challenge and an adventure and Tali thrives on helping to make the transition as seamless as possible for her clients. Tali has a can-do attitude and her ultimate goal is her clients’ happiness and satisfaction.
Tali has lived and worked in Los Angeles for more than 25 years, helping to make her very knowledgeable in all things Los Angeles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Textile and Apparel from the University of Texas at Austin and is also a licensed Realtor. Tali and her 3 teenage children live in West LA.
Nathan is GO’s Managing Director in the Bakersville, California area. Nathan has a large spectrum of service experience, ranging from property management to firefighting; destination service consulting became a natural fit. He enjoys building transferees up to the point where they can finally call their new city “home”. A friend of Nathan’s helped him familiarize himself when he first moved to the Santa Clarita area. Nathan says that when you live in this area and find the greatness within it, you have to share it!
Nathan grew up in Kern Valley and went to Life Pacific University. He pursued the ROP courses into firefighting and later pursued real estate and management courses. Nathan enjoys outdoor adventures; from snowboarding and rafting, to hiking and even gardening. When it comes to indoor pleasures, he loves to play music, work on programming, and produce his podcast.
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Helen Tsai serves as GO’s Managing Director in the San Francisco Bay Area. Helen has been with GO Destination Services for about two years as an Area Consultant helping both domestic and international transferees from all over the world. Having relocated internationally several times herself, Helen can identify her experience with transferees, and enjoys being able to provide support.
Helen attended Lynbrook High School in San Jose and graduated from UCLA. She got her first job as a software engineer at a startup named Symantec. Helen has also held positions at Olivetti and Xerox. As a mother of three, Helen has been actively involved with local schools and youth sports with particular emphasis on special needs services. Helen is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghai.
Nowadays, Helen enjoys taking her dachshund out on walks and trips to visit her daughter in Santa Barbara and her two sons in Long Beach.
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Carrie is GO’s Managing Director for North and Central Texas.
Through the Intercultural Training portfolio of her business, One World Consulting, Carrie discovered a natural extension in Destination Services Consulting. She most enjoys reducing the stress and ambiguity of relocating for transferees. She has been an Intercultural Communication Consultant for almost two decades, dedicating herself to creating conditions for individuals and organizations to realize their best selves through educational and equipping experiences. Whether in conference rooms, board rooms, court rooms, convention centers, sanctuaries or classrooms, Carrie enables and encourages diverse individuals to find common ground. Prior to that she was a Litigation Support Specialist.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Master’s degree in Information and Communications Sciences from Rutgers University.
She and her husband are the parents of two sons in college, one a scientist and one an artist. They also have two dogs at home. They enjoy movies, music, and assorted cultural events. In the meantime, they are planning their retirement future of RV’ing across the country.
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As a Managing Director, Sergio enjoys helping with individual needs and giving great customer service. He has gained customer service experience through practicing in Human Resources and Sales.
Veterinarian Medicine and Master in Communications and Education
Sergio enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and traveling.
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