THE CPM TEAM

At CPM, “Fit” is everything. Since founding CPM in 1993, Phillip Sapon and Ted Afetian have invested significant energy selecting and retaining people with congruent values, as well as similar work and play ethics to that of the company.

The owners are actively engaged on projects and encourage the team to innovate every day in a collaborative environment. Whether it’s an incremental process improvement or a comprehensive real estate initiative rolled out across the enterprise, our people align project goals and success metrics with our clients’ overall business drivers.

Leadership

Phillip Sapon

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

Phillip is co-owner and co-founder of CPM One Source, Inc. With 25 years of experience in the field of relocation and project management, he has the insight and the big picture perspective to determine areas for business growth and sustainability in the industry. Phillip is responsible for the overall company strategy and management including business development, business operations and large project organization. In addition, Phillip oversees management teams of the Project Management sector, Storage & Logistics, as well as the Relocation & Installation division. Phillip holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from California State University in Northridge, California and has a California Real Estate Broker License.

Ted Afetian

Principal, Chief Financial Officer

Ted is co-owner and co-founder of CPM One Source, Inc., with experience in the relocation and project management field surpassing 25 years. Ted is responsible for overall company strategy and management including business development, business operations and large project organization. In addition, Ted oversees various company sectors including: furniture procurement, turnkey solutions & company administrative support. Ted holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration at California State University in Northridge, California and has his General Contracting License.

Becki Caira

Director of Project Management

Becki has 10 years of design, construction and relocation project management experience specializing in large, complex Tenant Improvements and moves for clients that require the highest levels of customer service. She has managed projects for esteemed clients including Novartis, First American Title, Brookfield Properties, AvalonBay Communities, MIT, UCLA, Harvard University, Mass General Hospital and Interior Architects. Becki holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Master of Construction Management from Western Carolina University. Becki has successfully managed hundreds of projects, ranging in size from 1,000 – 350,000 square feet with budgets upwards of $20 million dollars.

Project Management Team

Jane Shin

Project Manager

Jane brings to CPM over 3 years of professional design experience and project management expertise. The majority of her background is in Owner’s Representation and relocation project management with a focus on space planning and overall client experience. Jane has completed projects for property managers, individual tenants, and commercial private companies throughout LA county and in various market segments including entertainment, fashion, retail, and creative spaces. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Design from Cal State University of Long Beach.

Teagan Thompson

Project Associate

Teagan has been a part of the CPM team for 2 years within the Relocation Project Management group. She has assisted on projects for Goldrich Kest & KPFF relocating around 150 employees each to and from temporary spaces while construction took place, as well as coordinating the relocation of Clark & Trevithick, a law firm with 40 employees. Teagan also played an integral role in coordinating the relocation of 350,000 square feet of retail tenants within the California Market Center for swing moves during construction. Her can do attitude and superb organization aide in a smooth project transition.

Deborah Shin

Project Coordinator

Deborah is a member of CPM’s Project Management team who also brings her expertise to many TI & Remodel projects. Bringing with her an enthusiasm to support and grow with the company, Deborah’s attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and problem-solving mindset are pivotal to the smooth operations of the Project Management team. Since joining CPM, Deborah has contributed her skills to five different relocation management accounts and is currently overseeing two major ground-up hospitality projects in Los Angeles. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics from University of California, San Diego

Design Team

Katie Akker

Lead Designer

Katie is part of our design team and is known for her wild carefree style and outgoing personality. She brings her style, background and skill to every project she works on. Her passion for interior design goes back to her dreaming days as a child. She pursued her passion at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan which is a historic furniture-manufacturing center and is nicknamed Furniture City. She leads CPM design project teams with originality and uniqueness which is evidence in the outcome of the projects. Katie contributes also to furniture specifications and space planning.

HR/Operations Team

Cheyenne Kato

Operations Manager

Cheyenne is a native-born California gal with a love for numbers. She manages the accounting department and works closely with the executive team. Cheyenne holds an A.S. in accounting from College of the Canyons, Valencia, California and keeps up to date with new developments in the accounting industry by attending classes and workshops.

Ricky Gaytan

Operations Manager

Ricky is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the moving and installation crews for all of our relocation projects. He is also responsible for managing client relations from the start of the bidding phase of a project to its completion. With his numerous years of experience, he has built lasting relationships.

Administration

Melissa Toledo

Bookkeeper

Melissa Toledo, has worked for a number of years in driving projects forward with her strong acumen and superb accounting skills. “I’m very excited at the opportunity to become a part of CPM. Their impact on carrying large development projects in a variety of industries is really exciting to be a part of,” said Melissa. Melissa brings a number of years of experience and a proven track record of success in the accounting and operations area, which will be invaluable in meeting the CPM departmental goals and objectives.