October 5, 2020

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StoreEase Hires Chief Operations Officer and Controller

StoreEase, a self-storage operator and provider of a virtual third-party management platform for the self-storage industry, has hired Cindy Ashby as chief operating officer and Karla Childress as controller.

With more than 25 years of self-storage industry experience, Ashby has held executive leadership positions throughout her career. Most recently, she was a sales representative for the R3 (Restore, Rebuild, Replace) Division at Janus International, a global manufacturer and supplier of self-storage building solutions and technology. She’s also a former vice president of operations for self-storage operator Prime Storage Group. Ashby founded her own consulting firm, Dynamic Self Storage Solutions, in 2017.

“I have envisioned this revolutionary technology as the future for self-storage for over 10 years. Thanks to Josh Boyd's StoreEase, the future is now, and I get to be a part of it! It just does not get much more exciting than that,” Ashby said. “I am passionate about combining self-storage operations with technology, and feel fortunate to join this organization with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.”

“I have known Ms. Ashby for some time, and the combination of her operational excellence experience with her passion for improving the customer-service experience is remarkable,” said Boyd, StoreEase CEO and President. “That combination reflects the StoreEase Virtual Management mission, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board.”

Childress has more than 16 years of experience in corporate finances and accounting. She’s served in a variety of accounting and analyst positions in the mining, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Most recently, she was employed with Vulcan Materials Co., a producer of construction aggregates.

“StoreEase is a remarkable, forward-thinking company within its industry, and I am very excited to be part of the wonderful team of people [who] foster such an innovative atmosphere while sharing the company’s vision of quality, growth and success,” Childress said.

“With the addition of Ms. Ashby as COO and Ms. Childress's prowess as controller, we continue to strengthen our foundation as we move toward making facility automation with virtual management the new standard of self-storage operations,” Boyd said.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., StoreEase acquires, develops and oversees self-storage facilities in Alabama and Ohio. It’s also building new projects in the Southeast. The company’s virtual management platform offers tools to automate self-storage facility operation including 2 Minute Move-In, DemoSuites, Smart Environment, Virtual Assistant, Virtual Counter and Virtual Terminals.

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