Leadership Team

WHR Group’s Leaders are dedicated to setting the tone of excellent service.

Our leadership team brings more than 100 years of combined leadership experience. As a corporate relocation expert, you expect experienced professionals dedicated to the industry.

Roger Thrun

Founder and CEO

Roger started his career in relocation over 30 years ago at Merrill Lynch Relocation Management working on the IBM account and their group moves. Roger’s next move was to Homequity where he met Paul DeBoer on his first day. Six years later, he started WHR Group to fill a need for paternalistic companies that wanted a more hands on approach for their relocating employees. This type of client base is demanding, but extremely loyal which is evident since his team has only lost 1 client in 25 years. Roger’s focus in the organization are strategic planning and building a company culture of servitude to our clients, co-works, and communities. Roger has been actively involved in Young President’s Organization, helping people turn ideas in to a business (pre-revenue seed funding), and cancer research. WHR has sponsored 2 cancer labs at Mayo Clinic and one at the University of Wisconsin. To date, WHR has provided funding for 500 individuals to get personalized cancer career drug research at Mayo Clinic. Roger’s biggest accomplishment is that his wife (Sue) and family (Becca, Sam, and Sean) still put up with him after all these years.

Paul De Boer, SCRP®, SGMS®

President

Paul has been active in the relocation industry for over 25 years and has held a variety of positions within the relocation marketplace, including a 3-year term on Worldwide ERC®’s Board of Directors. He started his career at Homequity and was responsible for government accounts in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Paul spent over 10 years at Accenture, where he was responsible for U.S. domestic relocation and expatriate management. Today, Paul oversees WHR’s corporate strategy in bringing new innovations to clients and prospects.

Recent Blog Article: The Time to Re-Think Mobility for 2019 and Beyond

Jami Long

Chief Financial Officer

Jami is currently CFO of WHR Group. Previously, she was the Vice President of Corporate and Business Unit Finance at Anchor Bancorp Wisconsin (ABCW – NASDAQ). She also served in progressive roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Guaranty Bank in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 2009 to 2014. Jami served as Senior Manager of Audit & Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP and worked in both the Milwaukee, Wisconsin and St. Louis, Missouri locations from 2000 to 2009.

Chris Lagerman, CRP®, GMS®

Director of Global Operations

Chris has been with WHR Group for 17 years and has built a broad background in the various facets of the relocation process. Chris has held management positions overseeing the Counseling, Inventory, Referral, and Appraisal departments. Additionally, he has served as Client Services Manager for various WHR Group clients. Today, Chris spearheads our dedication to extraordinary service delivery, overseeing internal operational development and continuously improving all processes related to WHR’s mobility programs.

Jeff Beyer

Director of Information Technology

Jeff oversees the management, development, and security of WHR’s in-house proprietary relocation technology. He recently spearheaded the implementation of over 260 controls as outlined by NIST 800-53. Jeff ensures that WHR is compliant with all audit programs, including but not limited to the SOC® Audit. He leads company and data security reviews on a daily basis.

Recent Press Release: WHR Group Simplifies Relocation Experience with DocuSign

Kimberley Uitz, SHRM-CP, GPHR

Human Resources Manager

Kimberley is an HR department of one and handles all aspects of human resources for the WHR Group. Kimberley is a certified professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
She has been in management for over 15 years and has a background in a variety of industries including automotive, manufacturing and service industries. Her diverse background includes specialties such as training & development, legal, benefit/payroll and mergers & acquisitions. 

Leadership Team

WHR Group’s Leaders are dedicated to setting the tone of excellent service.

Our leadership team brings more than 100 years of combined leadership experience. As a corporate relocation expert, you expect experienced professionals dedicated to the industry.

Roger Thrun

Founder and CEO

Roger started his career in relocation over 30 years ago at Merrill Lynch Relocation Management working on the IBM account and their group moves. Roger’s next move was to Homequity where he met Paul DeBoer on his first day. Six years later, he started WHR Group to fill a need for paternalistic companies that wanted a more hands on approach for their relocating employees. This type of client base is demanding, but extremely loyal which is evident since his team has only lost 1 client in 25 years. Roger’s focus in the organization are strategic planning and building a company culture of servitude to our clients, co-works, and communities. Roger has been actively involved in Young President’s Organization, helping people turn ideas in to a business (pre-revenue seed funding), and cancer research. WHR has sponsored 2 cancer labs at Mayo Clinic and one at the University of Wisconsin. To date, WHR has provided funding for 500 individuals to get personalized cancer career drug research at Mayo Clinic. Roger’s biggest accomplishment is that his wife (Sue) and family (Becca, Sam, and Sean) still put up with him after all these years.

Recent Blog Article: Values in Action

Paul De Boer, SCRP®, SGMS®

President

Paul has been active in the relocation industry for over 25 years and has held a variety of positions within the relocation marketplace, including a 3-year term on Worldwide ERC®’s Board of Directors. He started his career at Homequity and was responsible for government accounts in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Paul spent over 10 years at Accenture, where he was responsible for U.S. domestic relocation and expatriate management. Today, Paul oversees WHR’s corporate strategy in bringing new innovations to clients and prospects.

Recent Blog Article: The Time to Re-Think Mobility for 2019 and Beyond

Jami Long

Chief Financial Officer

Jami is currently CFO of WHR Group. Previously, she was the Vice President of Corporate and Business Unit Finance at Anchor Bancorp Wisconsin (ABCW – NASDAQ). She also served in progressive roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Guaranty Bank in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 2009 to 2014. Jami served as Senior Manager of Audit & Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP and worked in both the Milwaukee, Wisconsin and St. Louis, Missouri locations from 2000 to 2009.

Chris Lagerman, CRP®, GMS®

Director of Global Operations

Chris has been with WHR Group for 17 years and has built a broad background in the various facets of the relocation process. Chris has held management positions overseeing the Counseling, Inventory, Referral, and Appraisal departments. Additionally, he has served as Client Services Manager for various WHR Group clients. Today, Chris spearheads our dedication to extraordinary service delivery, overseeing internal operational development and continuously improving all processes related to WHR’s mobility programs.

Jeff Beyer

Director of Information Technology

Jeff oversees the management, development, and security of WHR’s in-house proprietary relocation technology. He recently spearheaded the implementation of over 260 controls as outlined by NIST 800-53. Jeff ensures that WHR is compliant with all audit programs, including but not limited to the SOC® Audit. He leads daily company and data security reviews.

Recent Press Release: WHR Group Simplifies Relocation Experience with DocuSign

Kimberley Uitz SHRM-CP, GPHR

Human Resrouces Manager

Kimberley is an HR department of one and handles all aspects of human resources for the WHR Group. Kimberley is a certified professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has been in management for over 15 years and has a background in a variety of industries including automotive, manufacturing and service industries. Her diverse background includes specialties such as training & development, legal, benefit/payroll and mergers & acquisitions.

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WHR Group

+1 800-523-3318

U.S. Headquarters • Pewaukee, WI

International Offices in:
Switzerland • Singapore