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Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Chris is the founder and CEO of Moves for Seniors, a division of Transit Systems Inc. (TSI).  In 2007, he launched Moves for Seniors to provide a better way for seniors to transition from their homes and into a new stage of their life while reducing the burden for the senior, the family and the support network.

Today, Moves for Seniors is a nationwide team of professionals dedicated to the needs of the senior housing industry and the residents moving into independent living and assisted living communities.

Moves for Seniors parent company, Transit Systems Inc., is a nationally licensed logistics provider for consumers and commercial businesses. TSI specializes in shipping and moving items or loads that are too big for a parcel carrier (UPS, FEDEX) and too small for traditional movers. In Chris’s tenure, TSI has been recognized eight times by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the US.

Prior to TSI, Chris held senior positions at LivePerson, a SAAS live chat provider where he was VP of Client Services and at Comcast where he was Manager of New Business Development.  He began his career in the banking world with Chase Manhattan Bank.  Chris has a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Matt Gies, VP of Operations and Strategic Dev

Matt is the Director of Sales and Operations at Moves for Seniors. Matt is responsible for all sales, operations, and client support activities, initiatives, and processes. For the last decade, Matt has been on a mission for seniors and their families in the senior care industry to support them with high-quality services.

From positions in senior living concierge to business ownership in the moving industry, Matt’s personal and professional goal is to make transitioning through care simple and less stressful with innovative relocation programs and services. Before joining the Moves for Seniors organization, Matt founded a relocation services company within the senior housing industry called Rent-A-Grandson (RAG). 

On an off day, Matt enjoys his quality time with family and friends, going to Philadelphia sporting events, or fishing at a local lake. He also coaches his younger brother’s sports teams in the Greater Philadelphia area. Matt considers himself a “history geek” and often visits historical museums and landmarks across the country.


Ernest Forsyth, Director of Information Technology

Ernest serves as the Director of Information Technology and oversees all technical operations for Moves for Seniors and TSI. In this role, he is responsible for the management, strategy, and execution of the IT infrastructure, development and enforcement of security policies, and strategic vendor partnerships

Ernest provides leadership and executes strategic technology initiatives that align with our goal to be the premier senior moving services provider in the industry. He is a seasoned professional who manages and helps develop a team of industry-certified support professionals.

With over 20 years of experience managing IT teams in the telecommunications, service, and transportation industries, Ernest leads our technology group in continuously developing an efficient, robust and secure IT environment. Throughout his career, Ernest has continued to stay in the forefront of technology earning a multitude of industry certifications from companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, Juniper and Oracle.