Salvatore (Tori) Ferrante, from Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage in California became the president of OMNI at the network’s annual conference in Palm Beach in March. Tori joined the OMNI board in 2015 and now takes over from Keith Meader who steps down after a two-year term in the role.
OMNI is a global organisation of market leading moving and relocation companies that combine to present a unified network serving the corporate mobility market. The network includes 160 locations in 57 countries. Speaking of the unique value of the OMNI network Tori said that from the outside it’s really hard to understand the power of the owners and CEOs of the industry’s top companies getting together to learn from each other and share ideas. “We are not speed dating,” he said. “We are getting to know each other and sharing things at a personal level in environments that are hard to reproduce. It happens over time. You can’t rush it. It’s priceless!”
On a more operational level Tori said that OMNI frequently appears on RFPs (Requests for Proposal) for corporate contracts because companies want to know about affiliations. This was likely to increase now that it has become compulsory for all OMNI members to use the Dow Jones Risk and Compliance system to provide confidence of compliance for its members’ corporate customers. “We see this as an essential service to our customers and are very proud that OMNI has become the first global network in the world to take compliance seriously in this way.”
Tori said that there was a long list of companies that wanted to join OMNI however the strict focus on quality and market leadership would not be compromised. “OMNI is the most focussed, most vetted, highest quality organisation in the industry,” said Tori. “We want to grow our network, but we won’t give up the standard of market leader. New members must make our organisation stronger and bring new corporate business to the network.”