Joseph D. Margolis
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph D. Margolis has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2017. Previously, he served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) from July 2015 until December 31, 2016. Mr. Margolis served as a member of our board of directors from February 2005 until July 2015. From 2011 until July 2015, he also was Senior Managing Director and Partner at Penzance Properties, a vertically integrated owner, operator and developer of office and other properties in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Previously, Mr. Margolis was a co-founding partner of Arsenal Real Estate Funds, a private real estate investment management firm, from 2004 through 2011. Before forming Arsenal in 2004, Mr. Margolis held senior positions from 1992 to 2004 at Prudential Real Estate Investors in portfolio management, capital markets and as General Counsel. Before that, Mr. Margolis worked for The Prudential Insurance Company of America as in-house real estate counsel from 1988 through 1992, and as a real estate associate at the law firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish from 1986 through 1988. Mr. Margolis is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University School of Law.
Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer
P. Scott Stubbs has served as our Chief Financial Officer since December, 2011. He served as the Company’s Senior Vice President Finance and Accounting since our inception, and the Corporate Controller of our predecessor beginning in December 2000. Prior to joining our predecessor, Mr. Stubbs served as Chief Financial Officer of the Lyon Company from June 2000 through December 2000. From 1995 through 2000, he served as the U.S. Controller of Critchley Inc. and from November 1992 through June 1995, he worked at Neilson, Ellgren, Durkin & Co. as a consultant. Mr. Stubbs is a licensed CPA and holds a B.S. and a Masters in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. Mr. Stubbs currently serves as a member of the board of directors of ZAGG Inc. and as the audit committee chairman.
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Gwyn G. McNeal has served as Chief Legal Officer since July 2013. Ms. McNeal has been with the Company for more than 12 years. Prior to her current role she was the Vice President and Associate General Counsel of the Company, providing legal support to the Company’s operations team along with overseeing litigation, employment law matters and intellectual property. Ms. McNeal began her career practicing law with Latham & Watkins LLP, San Diego from 1992 to 2000. She then served as General Counsel for 3form, Inc. from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. McNeal represented the Company as external counsel with Nelson Christensen & Helsten. Ms. McNeal holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
James L. Overturf has served as Chief Marketing Officer (“CMO”) since May 2014. Previously, he held senior leadership positions with the Company in marketing and investor relations from August 2004 to May 2014 under various titles including Senior Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Mr. Overturf also served as Vice President of Marketing for our predecessor from February 1999 to August 2004. Prior to joining our predecessor, he was Director of Marketing at 3Com Megahertz Corporation from November 1997 to February 1999. From May 1994 to August 1997, he served as Marketing Manager at Fidelity Trust Company, a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Overturf holds a B.S. in marketing from Montana State University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Samrat Sondhi has been a member of the Company’s senior management team for over ten years, operating in various roles including Divisional Vice President, covering core markets across the United States, and Senior Vice President Revenue Management, playing a key role in the evolution of pricing strategy and execution for the self-storage industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sondhi served as the Vice President Revenue Management for Storage USA for two years. Prior to joining Storage USA, Mr. Sondhi worked as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Sondhi holds an M.B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in electronics from Pune University, India.