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01 Apr 2019

Doing It Right: Life Storage Hires FedEx Sales Executive to Spearhead Warehouse Anywhere

Life Storage, Inc., a Buffalo, New York-based national owner and operator of self storage properties, announced that Steve Syverson, a logistics and supply chain sales leader from FedEx Supply Chain, has joined Warehouse Anywhere, a subsidiary of Life Storage, as vice president, business services.

As a member of the Warehouse Anywhere leadership team, Syverson will be integral in facilitating growth by developing, executing, and managing company sales, marketing, and channel partner plans.

“Steve brings a wealth of sales leadership and experience in the logistics and supply chain industry to Warehouse Anywhere, which will be critical as we expand our third-party logistics (3PL) and warehousing solutions to corporate and small business customers. We are thrilled to have a person with Steve’s experience join our team.”

-Ed Killeen, COO, Life Storage

Syverson has more than two decades of outside sales and leadership experience. Prior to joining Warehouse Anywhere, Syverson held the position of sales and business development manager, e-commerce at FedEx Supply Chain. In that role, he led a team that managed critical strategic relationships with channel partners and value-add providers. He also developed and implemented strategic plans, new sales processes and reporting methodologies to drive new customer acquisition. Prior to that, Mr. Syverson held the roles of strategic development executive and district sales manager, both with FedEx Services.

Warehouse Anywhere provides warehousing and distribution services by combining storage asset management with inventory tracking technology to install affordable mini-distribution centers.

Warehouse Anywhere is the outcome of a merger between Life Storage's Corporate Alliance division and Intelligent Logistic Solutions (ILS). Independently, both companies are leaders in technology, developing systems to better manage their clients and services. Life Storage's Corporate Alliance program services national accounts with a need for multiple storage units in multiple cities. ILS has propriety inventory tracking systems and software that simplify inventory tracking and monitoring for its customer base.

In 2016, Life Storage purchased the assets of ILS, and merged it with its Corporate Alliance division. Today, Warehouse Anywhere serves its customers with storage management and inventory management at scale. This combination allows businesses to forward deploy products in the markets they do business, while improving inventory tracking accuracy and reducing logistics costs.

“Corporate and small business customers are an increasingly important segment for Life Storage. Leveraging Warehouse Anywhere to efficiently solve last mile delivery challenges is an exciting opportunity to develop deeper customer relationships. Using our technology and a network of more than 10,000 Life Storage or partner facilities, our customers can forward deploy inventory at a local level to help meet their customers’ needs.”

-Ed Killeen, COO, Life Storage

Founded in 1982, Life Storage is a publicly held Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) traded on the New York Stock Exchange as LSI. The company operates over 700 storage facilities encompassing more than 50 million square feet, and serving over 400,000 customers. Warehouse Anywhere maintains a network of 10,000 storage facilities at which it manages space rental for large commercial clients.