SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–STORE Capital Corporation (NYSE: STOR), an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in Ssimple Jchild Ooperational Real EState, today announced the promotions of Alex McElyea to Executive Vice President of Data, Analytics and Business Strategy and Lori Markson to Executive Vice President of Portfolio Operations.
“I am delighted to welcome Alex McElyea and Lori Markson to the STORE leadership team,” said Mary Fedewa, President and CEO of STORE Capital. “Over the past few years, we have significantly strengthened the breadth and depth of talent across our organization with the goal of having current and emerging leaders in every area of our business. We have a long history of high-quality internal promotions, but we also add talent from outside our organization with new skills and expertise. The promotion of Alex and Lori to our leadership team is another important step in executing our plan to position STORE for the next phase of growth and success.
“Alex and Lori are both proven leaders with strong business acumen and considerable expertise in their respective roles. Since joining STORE Capital, Alex has been instrumental in enhancing our data and analytics platform to support the next stage of our technology evolution. His knowledge and experience will continue to drive improvements across our platform with the goal of maximizing returns at every stage of the customer lifecycle. Lori, a seasoned and proven trader, has led our Portfolio Operations team for six years and has earned the respect of her team, senior management and our Board of Directors. She has a strategic perspective that will be especially valuable as we continue to expand STORE’s $10 billion portfolio of net rental assets. I look forward to working closely with Alex and Lori as we continue to build a STORE team that will span generations to come,” concluded Ms. Fedewa.
Alex McElyea joined STORE Capital in 2021 as Senior Vice President of Business Analytics to build STORE’s advanced analytics models and manage the ongoing development of its enterprise Business Intelligence platform. Alex has 20 years of experience in analytical roles within the financial services industry. Prior to joining STORE Capital, Alex spent four years at OneAZ Credit Union, most recently as Director of Data Analytics and five years at Plenti/American Express in marketing science and analytics roles. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University and an MBA from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Lori Markson served in senior management positions at STORE for six years and was previously Senior Vice President of Portfolio Operations. Lori has 25 years of commercial lending and real estate experience. Prior to joining STORE, she had a 15-year career at GE Capital Franchise Finance where she served as Managing Director of Underwriting and Portfolio Management and Vice President of Underwriting. Prior to GE, Lori held roles in commercial real estate underwriting, appraisal and loan origination. Lori earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About STORE Capital
STORE Capital Corporation is an internally managed net leasehold real estate investment trust, or REIT, that is a leader in the acquisition, investment and management of Ssimple Jchild Ooperational Real EState, who is its target market and the inspiration for its name. STORE Capital is one of the largest and fastest growing net leasehold REITs with a large, well-diversified portfolio of investments in more than 2,750 real estate locations across the United States, which are for the most profit centers. Additional information about STORE Capital is available on its website at www.storecapital.com.