Westport Properties Inc. (WPI), which operates 85 self-storage facilities under the US Storage Centers brand, has appointed Scott Nguyen, a seven-year veteran of the company, as chief financial officer effective immediately. In his new role, Nguyen will have significant involvement in the company’s corporate strategy, investor relations and leadership.
“I’m excited about this new opportunity and look forward to working closely with our leadership team and investors. The overall growth we’ve seen since I started here has been tremendous, and I’m confident we have a strong team in place to continue that expansion,” Nguyen said.
Nguyen, who is also vice president and the company’s corporate controller, joined WPI in 2008. His responsibilities include overseeing all accounting and reporting functions as well as the financing and closing of all new acquisitions and development. Nguyen has also been heavily involved with Kure It Cancer Research, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization founded by WPI Chairman Barry Hoeven.
Prior to joining WPI, Nguyen worked in various roles at Ernst & Young and John Laing Homes. He has more than 17 years of accounting and finance experience, primarily in the real estate industry.
“Scott has played a significant role in the growth of our company. He’s a highly experienced financial professional, and he has demonstrated exceptional leadership,” said Charles Byerly, WPI president and CEO. “He has been an integral part of our leadership team, and we’re confident in his ability to oversee our financial strategy and reporting.”
Based in Irvine, Calif., WPI is a real estate investment company that acquires, develops and operates self-storage facilities as well as provides third-party management services. It’s affiliated with Westport Memphis Self Storage LLC.