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Spencer F. Kirk

Spencer F. Kirk Spencer F. Kirk became EXR’s Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2009. Mr. Kirk directs all strategic planning and oversees the business operations of the Company. Mr. Kirk has been associated with the Extra Space Storage organization for nearly 16 years, having served as our predecessor's Executive Vice President from 1998 to 2004. After taking a three year sabbatical from day-to-day management, during which time Mr. Kirk served as a Director on the Company’s board, Mr. Kirk served as the Company’s President from September 2007 until his appointment as CEO. Mr. Kirk also served from 2009 to 2012 as the Company’s Chairman. Mr. Kirk began his career when he co-founded Megahertz Corporation in 1985, which became the leading manufacturer of modems for laptop computers in the world. Serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the company grew from a basement operation to the leading supplier of solution-oriented mobile data communications products. In 1988 the company was one of the first to offer third-party modems for the nascent laptop computer market. Megahertz went public in 1993 and the following year was acquired by US Robotics, which was later acquired by 3Com Corp. Mr. Kirk holds a BA in finance and an MBA from the University of Utah.