The Management Team
STEPHAN A. ROSS: PRESIDENT
Stepan began his career with National Self-Storage in 1984. In 1987, Stephan joined Executive Self-Storage as Southeast Regional Director managing multiple self-storage facilities and apartment complexes along the East Coast of the United States. Stephan has performed audits, feasibility studies, consulted, developed, and directed the daily operations for over 2,000,000 square feet of self-storage. Stephan was also responsible for handling site inspections for Citi Bank, First Union (Wells Fargo), and the RTC. In 1996, Stephan went to work as the Vice President of Operations for Extra Space Self Storage. Extra Space Self Storage is now the 2nd largest self-storage company in the world. Stephan has contributed feasibility related articles to industry publications as well as giving speeches and hosting round table events at industry trade shows across the United States. Stephan is also a board member of the Utah Self Storage Association. Stephan is considered one of the country’s foremost experts in the self-storage industry.
MATTHEW L. VAN HORN: VICE PRESIDENT
Matthew has been involved in real estate management since 2001 and is a lifelong resident of the State of Florida. Matthew specializes in site operations for self-storage and has managed, consulted, or performed feasibility studies for properties in Utah, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, and Washington. Matthew has operational experience in Self-Storage facilities, RV Parks, Mobile Home Communities, and Hotels. Matthew regularly speaks, writes articles, and blogs for self-storage industry trade shows, publications, and websites. Matthew is a board member of the Florida Self Storage Association and a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Florida. Matthew has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, from Florida Atlantic University.
JAMES D. ROSS: VICE PRESIDENT
James has been involved in the self-storage industry since 2000. James was promoted to West Coast Regional Vice President of Operations for Cutting Edge in 2005 and is a lifelong resident of the State of Utah. James specializes in business development, new facility start-up and marketing, bookkeeping, and day to day property management. James has managed, consulted or performed feasibility studies for facilities in Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and Washington State. James regularly speaks at industry trade events, hosts round tables, and works with industry publications. James is a board member and treasurer of the Utah Self Storage Association. James is a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Utah and has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, from the University of Utah.
TAMMY J. ROSS: PRINCIPAL OWNER
Tammy began her career with National Self-Storage in 1984. She specializes in marketing, site operations, and manager training. Tammy frequently speaks, and hosts round tables at industry trade shows. Tammy has contributed management related articles to industry trade magazines. Tammy is considered a self-storage expert and has managed or consulted on facilities across the United States. Tammy is also a board member of the Utah Self Storage Association.
ANDREW S. ROSS: REGIONAL MANAGER
Andrew has been involved in the self-storage industry since 2008. Andrew started as an onsite manager and is currently a Regional Manager for Cutting Edge Management in the State of Utah. Andrew has assisted in feasibility studies and facility operations in the State of Utah.