Kenneth M. Woolley (MBA '71, PhD '72)
Kenneth M. Woolley is the founder and Executive Chairman of Extra Space Storage Inc. Mr. Woolley served as the CEO from Extra Space Storage’s formation through March 2009 and as Chief Investment Officer (“CIO”) from July 2012 to July 2013. Mr. Woolley has been involved in the self-storage industry since 1977. Early in his career he was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. From 1979 to 1998, he was an Associate Professor, and later an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration at Brigham Young University, where he taught undergraduate and MBA classes in Corporate Strategy and Real Estate. Mr. Woolley has also developed more than 14,000 apartment units through his Las Vegas entity, Nevada West Partners. He has also founded several companies in the retail, electronics, food manufacturing and natural resources industries. Mr. Woolley currently serves as a trustee and a member of the compensation committee of American Homes 4 Rent. Mr. Woolley holds a B.A. in physics from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.