The company is led by Rick Ward who possesses over nineteen years of experience in the self-storage industry. Prior to joining Outback, he was a Vice President of Operations for a large self storage REIT. As an operations VP he managed up to 120 self storage facilities in nine states. He led a team of district managers, division coordinator, maintenance manager, human resource manager, recruiter, marketing manager, and division trainer, to direct the facility operations and management staff in the division. Rick is the President and an ownership partner in Outback Management, LLC. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Oregon University.