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SelfStorageAuction.com Hires Chief Operating Officer

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SelfStorageAuction.com, a new online platform for self-storage auction buyers and sellers, has hired John Springfield as chief operating officer (COO). Springfield will create operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures to support the website, according to a press release.

John-Sprinfield-SelfStorageAuctioncom***“John and I have worked together in the past, and I was always impressed with his problem-solving, work ethic and ingenuity for new ideas,” said Jim Grant, founder. “He has many years of experience in this and other vertical industries, and knows how to help grow an operation to the levels that we are positioned to achieve. As COO, he’ll be the glue that holds all our departments together operationally, providing leadership and keeping everything running smoothly.”

Springfield is the former vice president of product management and marketing for OpenTech Alliance Inc., a provider of self-storage kiosks, call-center services and other technology. In his new role, he’ll spearhead the development, marketing, communication and implementation of business processes, physical infrastructure and personnel to foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within SelfStorageAuction.com, the release stated.

"What gets me up in the morning is a passion and desire to have a positive impact and build greatness,” Springfield said. “Joining the leadership team of SelfStorageAuction.com provides the opportunity to have that impact. I am delighted to join the company and look forward to leveraging my product and management background to contribute to the team."

Springfield has been a product manager for Apollo Education Group, CCH Workflow Solutions, PatchLink Corp. and The Sage Group PLC. He was also director of operations and marketing for Pleasant Harbor, business-development manager for Pragmatic Marketing and a technical consultant for Ciber.

SelfStorageAuction.com provides information about online and live onsite auctions at participating self-storage facilities in Canada and North America. It was launched last month by Grant, founder of the StorageBattles.com self-storage auction website that merged three years ago with StorageTreasures.com.

 

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