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
Samrat Sondhi has served as a member of the Company’s executive team since January 2014, previously holding the position of Chief Operations Officer before becoming the Chief Marketing Officer in June 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Sondhi served on the Company’s senior management team for eight years in a variety of roles including Divisional Vice President covering core markets across the United States, and Senior Vice President of Revenue Management where he played 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 of 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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Matt Herrington joined the Company’s executive team as Chief Operating Officer in June 2020. Mr. Herrington has been a member of the Company’s senior management team for over a decade, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of Operations for five years, responsible for Company operations in the western United States including approximately 900 locations. Mr. Herrington has been with the Company since 2007 in various roles including Divisional Vice President and Senior District Manager being deeply involved in the company’s operation. Mr. Herrington holds a Master's of Science in Management from Baker University and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska - Kearney.