Our presence in almost 50 countries gives our mobility team a unique perspective on the realities of managing talent worldwide. As consultants, they use our international insight to advise how best to design and implement an effective mobility program. It means we form a distinctive kind of partnership – the kind that comes from having someone there for you, everywhere.

Curt Smith

Group Vice President, Crown World Mobility


As head of World Mobility, Curt is instrumental in developing and driving strategy and responsible for growth, profitability and enhancing the customer experience. Curt has over two decades of mobility experience successfully transforming organizations through improved technology, data management and consultative leadership.

Paula Kupka

Vice President, Global Customer Experience


Paula is responsible for the Crown customer journey worldwide. She joined Crown in 2012, bringing almost 20 years of experience leading global teams delivering domestic and international relocation services to multinational clients. Her expertise includes international policy, U.S. domestic home sale, moving services and international assignment compensation services.

Liana Ciatto

Vice President, Global Account Management


Liana is responsible for defining the account management blueprint for our global team, forging strategic relationships and spearheading innovation enhancing value for clients. Liana has over 14 years’ experience in the mobility industry and has spent much of her career in account management supporting Fortune 500 multinational corporations. She has a broad understanding of clients’ unique challenges and mobility goals.

Nick Sutton

Vice President, Global Business Development


Nick is responsible for leading strategic growth across our sales teams and attracting new business on a global scale. With over 15 years of experience in global mobility, Nick has a strong understanding of the unique challenges organizations face when relocating their employees and the creative solutions required to empower their mobility function.

Patrick Kenning

Global Director, Intelligence Hub


Patrick Kenning heads the global Intelligence Hub function, which is responsible for challenging the status quo and promoting Crown’s innovation culture by encouraging ideation and exploring emerging technology opportunities that enhance the customer experience. Patrick has held several key front-line, customer-orientated roles throughout his 15-year career and has relocated internationally seven times.

Lisa Johnson

Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services


Lisa leads our global consulting strategy, including mobility program development and thought leadership. She is responsible for CWM’s Perspectives article and webinar series, research initiatives, and is a frequent presenter on issues impacting our industry. She has a strong background in Talent, ROI and D&I Mobility strategies. Born in Japan, Lisa has lived and worked in Europe and Latin America and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.

Joanne Danehl

Global Director, Intercultural, Language and Partner Support Services


Joanne’s leadership helps Crown to deliver training solutions that meet clients’ corporate goals and the needs of their relocating employees. She works with individuals and teams around the world to provide the support services that are key to a successful relocation. Joanne has worked in commercial training for over 20 years and global mobility for more than 15 years.

Phil Smith

Global Director, Financial and Compensation Services


Phil leads our financial and compensation services businesses. He is focused on enhancing clients’ awareness of and helping reduce mobility costs without sacrificing employee benefits and experience. Phil has over 30 years’ mobility tax and compensation experience with a big four background for much of that time.

Roberta Carnaccini

Global Director, Immigration Services


Roberta Carnaccini oversees our immigration services, ensuring the smooth cross-border transfer of relocating employees. She has 14 years’ experience in corporate immigration and brings a multicultural and multilingual background to the role. An Italian native currently based in Germany, Roberta previously spent seven years in the U.S. working as an Immigration Leader for a Fortune 500 company.

Raphael Bättig

Managing Director, Latin America

A Swiss national, based in Santiago, Chile, Raphael manages all Crown operations in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico. Since joining Crown in 2002, Raphael has worked as a Move Consultant, Business Development Manager, Regional Manager for Eastern Switzerland, Sales Director for Latin America and Country Manager for Mexico.

Lisa Mendelsohn

Regional Director, North America


Lisa is responsible for creating and delivering strategy around account management and business development. She has extensive experience in leading global teams to deliver domestic and international relocation services to multinational clients. Over 15 years working in the mobility industry, Lisa has led, developed and executed strategies for a wide range of corporate mobility programs.

Hanneke Noort

Regional Director, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe


Based in Basel, Switzerland, Hanneke works with our offices and clients on all facets of their relocation policies and programs, ensuring the quality of the provision of services and the management of accounts. Hanneke, who joined Crown in 2002, holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management and speaks English, Dutch, Spanish and German.

Giovanni De Carlo

Business Development Director, Western/Southern Europe and the UAE


Giovanni designs global mobility solutions for multinational companies, closely following industry trends on a worldwide basis. His previous experience as an expatriate within the aviation industry and over 10 years’ experience in the Global Mobility industry have given him considerable expertise in managing people in multicultural and rapidly changing environments.

Daniel Halfpap

Business Development Director, Central and Eastern Europe


Daniel, who is based in Frankfurt, leads our sales teams in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia. Over two decades, Daniel has worked in the relocation industry in roles such as Sales Director and Corporate Account Director. He joined Crown in 2012 as Country Manager and Regional Director.

Simon Davies

Business Development Director, U.K., Ireland and Northern Europe


Simon specializes in client relations and sales, managing and motivating his team to contribute to regional growth. An experienced sales trainer and industry speaker, Simon has lived and worked in Singapore and completed projects in the U.S., Sweden and South Africa. He has 20 years’ experience of working within the industry and has made valuable contributions to two books on compensation.

Patrick Groth

Regional Director, Asia Pacific


Patrick leads sales and account management for teams in the Asia Pacific region, where he’s been based for over four years. He also works closely with counterparts globally, ensuring a consistent service. Over two decades, Patrick has worked in the relocations industry as Country Head, Chief of Operations and Client Services.

Michelle Van Wyk

World Mobility Manager, South Africa


Michelle is responsible for driving customer and client satisfaction in her region. Specializing in the customer regulations in Africa and helping our clients navigate the complexities of the local market. Michelle has spent 22 years working in the international relocations and logistics industry and received her FIDI accreditation in 2005.