CORT, one of the nation’s leading providers of furniture rental and transition services, announced the promotion of Paula Newell to executive vice president of operations, overseeing all CORT Furniture Rental field operations across the country, effective last February.
“Paula has provided exceptional leadership during her career at CORT and I have no doubt this will continue in her new role,” says CORT President/COO Mike Davis (pictured right). “Paula’s experience in both sales and operations prepares her well for this promotion, her knowledge and focus on providing exceptional service will continue to be of great value to our customers and team as we plan the future growth of our business.”
Newell began her career with CORT in 1998 through the “Manager in Training” program as the assistant district general manager in Los Angeles. After moving to the role of district general manager in 2000 and area manager in 2004, she was promoted to vice president of sales in Service Center IV in 2009. She relocated to the corporate office from the West Coast in 2012 as vice president of national accounts responsible for the Strategic Business Development and One Point National sales teams, as well as the National Client Services team. In 2016, Paula was promoted to executive vice president for the East, responsible for both sales and operations.
“I’m excited to be able to apply my 23 years of sales and operations experience at CORT to drive even more growth at the national level,” says Newell. “CORT has always been known for its commitment to exceptional customer service, and I look forward to helping maintain that standard by introducing and offering even more solutions.”
CORT, a part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, is one of the nation’s leading providers of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms, and clearance centers across the U.S., operations in the United Kingdom, and partners in more than 80 countries around the world, no other furniture rental company can match CORT’s breadth of services and companywide commitment to making a house a home, an office a great place to work and an event a memorable celebration. For more info, visit www.cort.com.