Kenneth M. Woolley
Kenneth M. Woolley is the founder of our Company, served as our Executive Chairman and CEO from our formation through March 2009, and Chief Investment Officer from July 2012 to July 2013. Since July 2012, Mr. Woolley has served as Executive Chairman (July 2012 - May 2018) and Chairman (May 2018 - present) of the board of directors. Mr. Woolley resigned from his position as Chairman and CEO of the Company effective April 1, 2009, to serve a voluntary three-year mission for his church, during which time he remained a director. Mr. Woolley has been involved in the self-storage industry since 1977. He has been directly responsible for developing over 165 properties and acquiring over 625 self-storage properties throughout the United States. Early in his career he was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. From 1979 to 1998, he was an Associate Professor, and later an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration at Brigham Young University, where he taught undergraduate and M.B.A. classes in Corporate Strategy and Real Estate. Mr. Woolley has also developed more than 17,000 apartment units through his Las Vegas entity, Nevada West Partners. He is also a partner in New York based Gaia Real Estate, which owns 18,000 apartment units and 600,000 square feet of office space. He has also founded several companies in the retail, electronics, food manufacturing and natural resources industries. Mr. Woolley currently serves as chairman of American Homes 4 Rent, a publicly traded REIT. Mr. Woolley holds a B.A. in physics from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Woolley has been a member of our board of directors since August 2004.