Vera Klein has been CEO of the Boyd Group of Companies, now known as BOYD Moving and Storage, for the past 21 years. Before that she spent 20 years working in various departments of the company and learned many aspects of this diversified group. Prior to all of this, she was a High School English teacher. She credits her teaching career with helping her to become an effective communicator and she has been a "public speaker" for 30 years for business , charities and other organizations, including her alma mater, Carleton University where she has an ongoing relationship.
She credits her late father in encouraging her to join the business when she was a new mother.
When she took over the company she made sure that she surrounded herself with the best and the brightest and has worked hard to preserve her father's legacy and give the company a 'family atmosphere'.
With her positive attitude and "cup half full" philosophy, and respectful relationship with all employees, she proudly says:
"In a male dominated industry that is often complex and challenging, Boyd has managed to meet many challenges and to excel in our community. We take our responsibilities very seriously with our customers, and we are very good at what we do because we care. "
Chief Operating Officer
Don has worked within the Transportation and Moving Industry spanning over the last 32 years now, from an owner of a Transportation Company established in 1986, located in Montreal Qc, to an Owner Operator within The United Van Lines System for over 18 years, servicing both Canada and the United States.
Since 2001, Don’s role and main focus with Boyd has been managing our operational teams, servicing Ottawa area and abroad as well as our Sales Teams.
Don currently sits on United Van Lines Board of Directors.
John B. Goodsell
Chief Financial Officer
John has 37 years of experience working with various international companies, implementing and managing technology-based solutions for warehousing, supply chain, logistics, transportation, manufacturing, and moving and storage applications.
From the late 1980s until the late 1990s, John worked as Boyd’s general manager, responsible for managing all aspects of the company. He also implemented a streamlined business flow that improved both agility and profitability.
In 1999, John left Boyd to found Windswept Technologies, growing the company into one of the largest and most respected IT service companies in the Ottawa region.
Upon selling Windswept, John returned to Boyd as CFO, with a particular focus on technology and opening new frontiers for the company.
Dave has over 33 years of experience in the moving, transportation and distribution industry. Over the years he has gained extensive knowledge in National, US Cross Border and International relocations and shipping.
Dave started his career with Boyd in the 80’s as a mover and later became a driver. He left Boyd to become an Owner / operator with United van lines a few years later, running throughout North America. From there he became a branch Manager for a large Moving company and later moved on to run an international logistics terminal for an international company.
Dave returned to Boyd in the Fall of 2014 as Sales Manager and is responsible for sales growth in all Boyd business units.
Manager, Accounting & Administration
Tammy began working for Boyd in 1981, beginning as an office clerk.
Throughout the years she has held various positions that has provided her with an intimate knowledge of the Moving, Storage, Warehousing and transportation industries. She left Boyd for a short period to be a stay at home mother to her 3 sons. Eventually, the call of Boyd was too strong and she returned to take on the role of Manager, Accounting and Administration. She has been with Boyd for 28 years!
Sales & Operations Coordinator
Sandra joined Boyd Moving and Storage 31 years ago as a general clerk. Over time Sandra has worked in all aspects of the company and has an intimate knowledge of the Moving and Storage industry.
Sandra’s speciality is Government and overseas shipments as she is very well versed in government protocol and the requirements of Global Affairs Canada, Canada Customs documentation and Bonded shipment requirements.