General Managers, The Suddath Companies

BB Flynn

BB Flynn Central Florida Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Central Florida

Originally from the Northeast, Bernard "BB" Flynn started his career in relocation and logistics in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area. He was attracted to Suddath because of our family feel, heritage, diversified services and well-respected reputation in our industry. BB appreciates the integrity of our employees, the practice of rewarding excellence, and that we always follow through on our commitments. When it comes to what he admires most about the employees in his Central Florida branch locations, BB is moved by their dedication and teamwork. Their genuine compassion is evident and naturally spills into their interaction with, and work for, our customers. 

The locations that BB manages, which include Melbourne and Orlando, recently won the Suddath Branch of the Year Award in 2016 and he is constantly in the hunt to achieve that same success again in the years to come. He is laser focused on safety and quality excellence – believing in doing things right or making it right, every time. Period.

Besides volunteering occasionally with the Hagerty High School baseball team, you can catch BB out for lunch on I-Drive, or at his local favorite eateries: Agave Azul and the Teak. 

Chris Perry

Chris Perry Atlanta, Georgia Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia

Chris is the Vice President and General Manager of our Suddath operations in Atlanta, Georgia. He loves the breadth of offerings, global reach and overall adaptability of the company. Our organization has been around for almost 100 years, yet even for its size, we continue to drive innovation, are nimble, and can leverage experienced talent and long-standing relationships to accomplish any goal. With this kind of reputation, Chris can recruit and retain the industry’s best and brightest, providing customers with an experience they won’t find elsewhere. For his team, their primary goal is giving customers a quality experience. His seasoned staff can identify and overcome obstacles; being able to react quickly in challenging situations is what Chris and his team pride themselves on. 

Chris’s Atlanta team is close-knit. They care deeply about their work, each other and their community. There is a personal touch to the way they do business and how they support their community. At least once a month they serve or give back to those in need – helping animal shelters, donating dozens of blankets for children at a local shelter, and coaching little league teams just to name a few. 

Outside of work, Chris and his colleagues can be spotted at Arena Tavern enjoying sports and some downtime together.

Darren Cook

Darren Cook Portland, Oregon Vice President & General Manager 

Vice President & General Manager 

Portland, Oregon

Darren Cook is the Vice President and General Manager of Portland’s operations at The Suddath Companies. Originally from Castle Rock, WA, he loves the team-oriented and visionary culture at Suddath. They take pride in being early adopters for new ideas and industry advancements and like the Suddath culture of pushing new technology and smarter ways of doing business. While Darren prides himself in being forward-thinking, one of the things he loves most about the nearly 100-year-old Suddath business is its rich history and legacy. There is a long tradition of wise leadership, secure financial footing, service-oriented people and family feel of this still family-owned company. 

The unique size, footprint, skill and versatility of the Suddath network, he says, sets the company apart from all others. At his branch, they can offer clients the whole package and embrace any challenge – nothing is too big or too small for their attention. Most importantly, Darren values the tenure of longstanding positive relationships that exist with their clients, with other industry partners and with each other in the company. 

Darren enjoys Portland’s community feel, culture and energy. You can catch him and members of his team at some of their favorite local spots: Salty’s on the Columbia, Breakside Brewery and the Oregon Public House.

Dick Eschbacher

Dick Eschbacher Jacksonville, Florida President & General Manager

President & General Manager

Jacksonville, Florida

Richard “Dick” Eschbacher is President and General Manager for operations in the Northeast Florida region. A relocation industry veteran with decades of experience, Dick also comes from a long family tradition within the moving and relocation business. While an industry leader and one of the largest companies in our space, Suddath still retains a strong culture, close-knit family-feel, and is still family owned to this day. With this kind of a reputation and strength of brand, Suddath attracts and retains the top talent. Our healthy balance sheet allows the company to make significant investments in our people, resources and technology to continue to innovate and be forward-thinking. Recently, The Suddath Companies won “Best Place to Work” in the large company category for the Florida Times Union’s Bold City Best award. Dick’s Northeast Florida team are highly-skilled professionals, courteous, hard-working, invested in each other and proud to go above and beyond for their customers. Dick is a transformative business leader and ensures safety standards for employees and quality customer experiences at Suddath are the best. He also oversees our very own Suddath University, which educates and prepares our moving teams locally, and around the country to be industry leaders and top-tier talent.

Dick’s team is deeply invested in their communities, regularly volunteering their time, finances and resources to serve those around them. They volunteer on local civic boards, support 18 different local charitable organizations like Community Hospice, food banks, disaster relief efforts and many others.  In their spare time, when they aren’t out giving back, you can catch Dick and his team at Mimi’s Café or a local Chili’s enjoying some fun and friendship.

Dobby Dobson

Dobby Dobson Wayne, New Jersey Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Wayne, New Jersey

Darwin “Dobby” Dobson is Vice President and General Manager for Suddath in the greater New York City tri-state area. Born and raised in New England, he’s applied his northeastern grit to work his way up into a leadership role. Dobby values dependability, trust, follow-through and being true to his word. He wants customers to know they will always be first-priority. To do that, Dobby invests in his tri-state team to ensure they are highly trained in safety, customer service and quality standards – skills they need to be successful in any on-the-job situation.

Dobby finds comfort in the strong foundation of The Suddath Companies; one which he describes comes from secure financial footing, having the right people in the right places and overall wise management. He admires the Suddath values of integrity—we do the right thing, trust—we fulfill promises, innovation—we’re always reinventing, commitment—we’re personally invested and teamwork—we win together. Hard work, volunteerism, a hunger to learn and grow, follow-through, doing what’s right and always putting the customer first are the hallmarks of his team. He believes they are one of the best teams in the industry. 

When he’s not enjoying good home cooking, you might catch Dobby with friends and family at the Tap Room watching one of the many New England sports teams he’s proud to follow.

Jacob Moreno

Jacob Moreno San Jose, California Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

San Jose, California

Jacob “Jake” Moreno is the Vice President and General Manager for The Suddath Companies in the Bay Area. Born in California, he’s been in the relocation industry his entire career and was attracted to Suddath because of the company’s reputation and family feel to the way they do business. There is an unparalleled camaraderie, willingness to help, reputation for being the industry’s best and a deep talent pool of respected professionals within our company. With this kind of reputation, he’s able to recruit the industry’s best and says his operation is second to none in the bay area. They strive for the customer experience to be flawless, while going the extra mile. Jake’s staff are seasoned, invested, dedicated and genuinely good people who take moving the world personally and want to do the right thing for those they serve. They are committed to the community in which they operate, regularly giving time, money or resources to those in need. Recently they organized a fill-a-truck food donation campaign during Giving Tuesday and provided trucks and resources to fire and natural disaster victims in Central and Northern California.

In Jake’s free time, when he’s not out golfing or fishing, you can catch him and his team out for lunch in Freemont enjoying a meal at the Hochow Chinese restaurant. 

Jeff Carr

Jeff Carr Seattle, Washington Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Seattle, Washington

Native to Seattle, Jeff is Vice President and General Manager for our operations in the Pacific Northwest. He’s a veteran to the industry and a trusted leader. In 2016, he joined the Suddath team because of our company’s foundation—nearly 100 years of experience and a footprint that creates a trusted network to handle domestic and international operations. This reputation allows Jeff to recruit Seattle’s best talent, giving customers background-checked, professional tenured experience. With their years of industry know-how there’s not much this team hasn’t previously seen or tackled—whether it is moving military members, government diplomats, Fortune 500 businesses or families—Jeff strives to be the service provider of choice and the employer of choice. They are highly skilled and have a dedication that is inspiring. No job is too big, or too small, and the energy at the office is palpable. The Suddath Seattle team cares for each other and customers like a close-knit family. 

Jeff loves the culture, diversity and opportunities a Seattle lifestyle brings. There are plenty of vibrant and diverse opportunities in the city, yet just outside the city is an outdoorsman’s dream like camping, skiing, hiking or boating. Seattle is home to major global corporations that attract bright, talented people from all over the world. When he’s not at the office you might find Jeff and his team at 13 Coins from time to time enjoying the music and food. 

JP Eschbacher

JP Eschbacher Tampa, Florida Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Tampa, Florida

JP is Vice President and General Manager for the Tampa-area operations. He’s a University of Central Florida graduate and, though having served decades in the relocation industry on his own, he comes from a longstanding family tradition within the industry. JP is known for his can-do attitude, always getting the job done and personal motto: “The answer is, ‘Yes,’ now what is the question?” He’s a leader driven by innovation; desiring to invigorate and revitalize the relocation industry with new ideas, technology and finding creative, efficient and cost-saving solutions for our customers. He appreciates the close-knit, caring, family owned culture at Suddath. He appreciates the personal way business is done and a dedication to do what is right every time. With that kind of reputation, JP attracts the best in the industry and can rely on the seasoned experience within his team. 

JP’s employees are deeply committed to their community. They regularly give time, finances and resources to area causes such as teaming with Move For Hunger to gather non-perishable food items that otherwise would be discarded by relocating families, and donating them to local food banks. Additionally, they work with Big Brothers and Big Sisters during the holidays to do an impressive Santa’s Workshop complete with food, gifts and full of fun. When JP isn’t working he and his family enjoy cheering on the NY Giants and Dallas Mavs.

Monty Miller

Monty Miller Charlotte, North Carolina Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina

Monty is Vice President and General Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina for The Suddath Companies. His caring demeanor lends a personal touch to his work, letting his customers know they will be well taken care of. Monty is one of the most experienced leaders in our organization, and he has the accolades to prove it, including winning the Suddath Branch of the Year Award in 2015. He’s known in our organization and industry for his integrity, winning spirit and doing the right thing no matter what the situation. What he loves most about Suddath is the caring culture and dedicated people. Whether it’s around the corner or across the globe, and whether it’s for businesses, military members or residential moves— Monty loves that Suddath can handle any job, large or small. He understands and appreciates his employees’ hard work and sacrifices, especially that of his drivers, to consistently deliver quality service day-in and day-out. His Charlotte team is dedicated, friendly, and operate as one unit, focusing on one goal: happy customers and clients. 

Deeply involved in the local community, his Charlotte team is involved with a myriad of local charities; such as creating and delivering Thanksgiving dinners to families in need, participating in crisis ministries, and even little league softball teams, just to name a few. 

If you want to catch Monty and his team around town, you can find them at every Carolina Panthers game. 

Nick Christian

Nick Christian Ft. Lauderdale & Miami, Florida Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Ft. Lauderdale & Miami, Florida

Nick is the Vice President and General Manager of South Florida operations for The Suddath Companies which includes locations in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Born in Texas to a service member in the U.S. Army, he’s familiar with relocation and has lived just about everywhere – from New York, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Florida, and several places overseas, to name a few. He too served in the U.S. armed forces at a young age, where he learned foundational leadership skills he believes make him a successful leader today.

After several years in the industry, Nick joined Suddath because of the company’s reputation, unmatched expertise, breadth and scope of service offerings, close-knit company culture, visionary forward-thinking and genuine customer care. Around the office, he is known for his authenticity, leadership, compassion and innovation. He is grateful to see the depth of knowledge, skills and experience in his South Florida workers and their can-do attitude to face any challenge. What he loves most, however, is the Suddath family culture – employees seem to go out of their way to put others first—especially customers.

Besides volunteering and fundraising for United Way, the Smiles Foundation and the local “Kids in Distress” program— you can find Nick and his employees outside of work at their favorite local Miami spot, La Esquina Del Lechon.

Richard Upchurch

Richard Upchurch Dallas, Texas Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Dallas, Texas

Richard Upchurch, born and raised in Euless, Texas, is Vice President and General Manager of The Suddath Companies in the DFW area and considers himself a thoroughbred Texan. He is an industry veteran with more than 21 years of experience in transportation, relocation, warehousing and logistics. His team refers to themselves as the “promise keepers,” because they strive to earn their customers’ trust, to fulfill commitments and do things right. He knows what makes Suddath stand out from the rest are the employees at every level within our company – from the move coordinators to the drivers, packers and claims specialist, each one contributes to the overall success of our customers’ experience. They take pride in their work and enjoy adding what they call their “special sauce”—going above and beyond—for their customers. Besides being highly skilled and driven people, there is a caring culture and a family feel to the way they do business. You might spot him and his team fellowshipping during lunch at Meet U Anywhere BBQ or Potbelly’s Sandwiches. 

Located at the mid-point between Fort Worth and downtown Dallas, Richard loves the variety of the area—whether it’s a festival at Sun Dan Square, slipping into a local spot to eat in Dallas, or taking a drive out of town to enjoy the great outdoors—he is proud to call the DFW area home. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys spending weekends riding his Harley Davidson through the hill countries of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.   

Rob Williams

Rob Williams Dulles/Sterling, VA & Washington D.C. Vice President & General Manager

Vice President & General Manager

Dulles/Sterling, VA & Washington D.C.

Rob Williams is Vice President and General Manager for operations in the greater DC metro area for The Suddath Companies. He’s a long-time veteran to both the DC area and the industry. Rob is known as someone who has integrity, is trustworthy, transparent with customers and employees, will always do the right thing, and a person who genuinely cares. Each of the three Suddath facilities in the area offer their own highly skilled areas of expertise, reflective of the overall depth of offerings that come with a company like Suddath. The facility at Dulles is unmatched with its secure shipping that is pre-customs compliant, a warehouse facility with 65-foot-high ceilings with a 20-ton crane, as well as background-checked moving crews ready to treat household items as if they were straight out of the Smithsonian. The depth, variety of skills, experience we can bring to a project—large or small, as well as a reputation that has stood the test of time for almost 100 years, and visionary leadership all attracted Rob to Suddath early in his career. 

The Suddath DC metro teams are heavily committed to their communities. They regularly volunteer or provide company resources for things like collecting, transporting and donating food, water and supplies from the annual Marine Corps Marathon to local foodbanks—or partnering to provide Thanksgiving dinners to first responders on-duty for the holiday. An avid Washington Redskins fan, you can catch Rob from time to time cheering his team on at home games.

Zane Anderson

Zane Anderson Los Angeles, California President & General Manager

President & General Manager

Los Angeles, California

Zane is President and General Manager of The Suddath Companies operations in Southern California, serving LA, San Diego and everywhere in between. Zane is a SoCal native, growing up in Huntington Beach and Tustin of Orange County. He’s a veteran not only to the area but also to the industry, having served at Suddath alone for 25 years. He believes that Suddath stands head-and-shoulders above others in our industry because of the breadth of the services we offer, having a can-do attitude, a culture of going the extra mile, and a heart for the communities in which we operate. Suddath uniquely has the resources, tenured talent and national operations network that is unmatched by others and his employees are proud to do things the right way – every time. The bigger the challenge, the more they rise to the occasion. He’s grateful to be with a company that knows what we do matters and takes moving personally, understanding that each client is unique and requires customized solutions that aren’t always one-size-fits-all.

Zane admires the loyalty, engagement, dedication, hard work, positive attitudes and creativity he sees in his team. They are compassionate towards their local communities and regularly donate time, money and resources to help those in need through groups like Move For Hunger, Special Olympics and disaster relief.

In his free time, Zane enjoys staying active, volunteering at his church or the Special Olympics, playing fantasy football and watching hockey. When they’re not enjoying delicious home cooking at an office pot-luck, you can catch Zane and his team out in Los Angeles enjoying tasty cuisine at Wood Ranch BBQ or Panda Inn.