STAG MANAGEMENT




Benjamin S. Butcher

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Butcher has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 2010. Prior to the formation of our company, Mr. Butcher oversaw the growth of our predecessor business, serving as a member of the Board of Managers of STAG Capital Partners, LLC, STAG Capital Partners III, LLC, and their affiliates from 2003 to 2011. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Butcher was engaged as a Private Equity Investor in real estate and technology. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Butcher served as a Director at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he sourced and executed transactions for the principal transactions group (real estate debt and equity). Prior to that, he served as a Director at Nomura Asset Capital from 1993 to 1997, where he focused on marketing and business development for its commercial mortgage-backed securities group. Mr. Butcher serves as a member of the board of trustees and a member of the audit committee and compensation committee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:WRE), an owner of office, multi-family and retail properties in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Mr. Butcher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.


 
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William R. Crooker

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer
 
Mr. Crooker has served as our Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer since January 2016. Mr. Crooker has most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Capital Markets. Prior to the formation of our Company, Mr. Crooker served as the Chief Accounting Officer for the Company’s predecessor, STAG Capital Partners, LLC, from 2010 to 2011, where he was responsible for the accounting, tax, and financial reporting for the company. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Crooker worked for KPMG LLP, in its real estate practice focusing primarily on publicly traded real estate investment trusts. He has held various positions with KPMG LLP, including most recently as Senior Manager. Mr. Crooker is a certified public accountant and received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bentley University.

 

Stephen C. Mecke

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
 
Mr. Mecke has served as our Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President since 2011. Prior to the formation of our company, Mr. Mecke served as Chief Investment Officer for STAG Capital Partners, LLC and STAG Capital Partners III, LLC from 2004 to 2011, where he was responsible for all asset acquisition and asset management activities. Prior to joining our predecessor business, Mr. Mecke ran the acquisitions groups for M|P|A, a private real estate fund that represented a large east coast endowment fund, from June 2001 to November 2004. Mr. Mecke also worked at Meditrust Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, as Vice President of Acquisitions and various other positions from June 1992 to December 2000. Mr. Mecke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University.
 

 


 

Jeffrey M. Sullivan

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Sullivan has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2015. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Sullivan was a partner in the corporate group of Hunton & Williams LLP, and from 2005 to 2012, Mr. Sullivan was a partner in the finance group of DLA Piper LLP (US). Before joining DLA Piper LLP (US), Mr. Sullivan was an associate and then partner in the corporate transactions and securities group of Alston & Bird LLP from 1998 to 2005. While in private practice, Mr. Sullivan focused on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters and general corporate law, primarily involving real estate investment trusts and other real estate companies, private equity funds and underwriters. Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.
 
 
 

David G. King

Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate Operations
 
Mr. King has served as our Executive Vice President and Director of Real Estate Operations since 2011. Prior to the formation of our company, Mr. King served as a Managing Director for STAG Capital Partners, LLC and STAG Capital Partners III, LLC from 2005 to 2011, where he was responsible for portfolio management for the company. From 1997 to 2005, Mr. King worked for AMB Property Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, as regional management officer, where he had primary responsibility for leasing, management, development, acquisition sourcing and dispositions of the firm’s industrial and office portfolios in the Mid-Atlantic region and in various other positions. Mr. King holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont and a Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana University.

 
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Peter S. Fearey

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
 
Mr. Fearey has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2016. From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Fearey served as our Vice President and then Senior Vice President of Information Technology. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Fearey was an independent contractor for the company, advising on and building custom business applications. From 2010 until 2014, Mr. Fearey served as Director of Technology and then Director of Innovation for the Fay School, a private school in Massachusetts. From 2003 until 2010, Mr. Fearey worked for Intuit Inc., the maker of Quicken, TurboTax and QuickBooks, as an engineering manager and then as a business leader directing a team of sales, marketing and support professionals focused on Intuit's QuickBase product. From 1991 until 2003, Mr. Fearey worked in a variety of positions at different technology companies, including as a quality assurance manager at Apple Computer, Inc. Mr. Fearey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dartmouth College.
 
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David A. Barker

Senior Vice President and Regional Director – East
 
Mr. Barker serves as our Senior Vice President and Regional Director – East. Mr. Barker served as an Asset Manager for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2006 to 2011, where he was responsible for management and leasing of the assets. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Barker worked for AMB Property Corporation, a publicly traded REIT, in various asset management roles. Mr. Barker received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University.

 

Michael C. Chase

Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
 
Mr. Chase serves as our Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Chase served as Managing Director for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2003 to 2011, where he was responsible for managing an acquisition team in the sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and closing of deals with a territory of approximately half the country. Mr. Chase was the Vice President of Acquisitions at Paradigm Properties, where he was responsible for originating, underwriting, analyzing and closing new investments from March 1999 to June 2002. He also was a broker in the Boston office of Grubb & Ellis focusing primarily on investment sales from June 1996 to February 1999. Mr. Chase received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont.


 
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Andrew G. LeStage

Senior Vice President and Regional Director – West
 
Mr. LeStage serves as our Senior Vice President and Regional Director – West. From 2005 to 2010 Mr. LeStage worked for Great Point Investors, a separate-account pension fund advisor, serving most recently as the Director of Asset Management. From 1996 to 2010, Mr. LeStage served in asset management roles for several public and private real estate investment management firms including Fidelity Investments, High Street Realty Company, RREEF and Cabot Industrial. Mr. LeStage received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University.


 
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Jaclyn M. Paul

Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
 
Ms. Paul serves as our Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller. Ms. Paul joined the company in 2011. From 2004 to 2011, Ms. Paul worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its real estate practice focusing primarily on publicly traded REITs. She has held various positions within PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, including most recently as Assurance Manager. Ms. Paul is a certified public accountant and received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from Ohio University.


 
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Alan H. Simmons

Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
 
Mr. Simmons serves as our Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Mr. Simmons served as Assistant General Counsel for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2007 to 2011, where he specialized in real estate related legal matters, including property acquisitions and sales, financing, leasing and real estate litigation. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Simmons was an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP where he represented institutional investors and real estate owners/operators in investments in a variety of real estate assets around the country. Mr. Simmons received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater State University and his Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

 

Bradford F. Sweeney

Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
 
Mr. Sweeney serves as our Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Mr. Sweeney served as Managing Director for STAG Capital Partners, LLC from 2004 to 2011, where he was responsible for managing an acquisition team in the sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and closing of deals with a territory of approximately half the country. Mr. Sweeney was employed at Fidelity Investments Real Estate Group from June 1995 to October 2004 in various capacities, most recently as an Investment Officer where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, underwriting and closing private equity and mezzanine debt investments in various real estate asset types. Mr. Sweeney received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Michael's College and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.