Executive Management

Joseph V. Saffire

CEO & Director

Mr. Saffire was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective March 1, 2019. Before assuming his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Saffire served as the Company’s Chief Investment Officer from November 2017 to February 2019.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Saffire served as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking of First Niagara Bank from April 2014 to September 2016 and served as an Executive Vice President and Head of Global Banking for Europe, the Middle East and Africa of Wells Fargo Bank from 2012 to March 2014.  Prior to 2012, Mr. Saffire served in various management capacities for over 20 years with HSBC Bank plc., including serving as Chief Operating Officer and Head of International Corporate and Commercial Banking in Germany from 2010 to 2012 and Executive Vice President and Regional President – Corporate and Commercial Banking in the United States from 2007 to 2010.  As the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, he brings to the Board of Directors intimate knowledge of the Company and experience in finance, real estate and investor relations.  He also is a key contributor in the development and execution of the Company’s business strategy and provides expertise related to the Company’s business. 

Andrew J. Gregoire

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2012. Previously, Mr. Gregoire served as the Company's Vice President of Finance from 1998 to 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young LP where he was employed from 1988 to 1998. It was at Ernst & Young in which Mr. Gregoire was introduced to Life Storage during the Company's Initial Public Offering in 1995. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

David Dodman

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Dodman was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2022. Before assuming his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Dodman served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Investor Relations and has been a member of senior leadership since joining the Company in 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dodman held various corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and operational roles at KeyCorp, First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corporation. He also worked in the Corporate Finance/Investment Banking departments of Legg Mason, Inc. and Stifel Financial Corp. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Dodman brings his experience in operations, corporate development and strategy along with his knowledge and understanding of the self-storage industry.