Washington D.C., August 26, 2015 -- Zippy Shell Incorporated, the Washington, DC-based, self-storage and moving company,isproudtoannounce that Ransom James, Partner & Founding Member of Eagle Merchant Partners, has officially joined its corporate Board of Directors.
The announcement follows the recent $25 million strategic growth capital investmentfrom private investment firm VirgoInvestmentGroupLLC("Virgo").
James played a key role in the investment and growth in self-storage leader PODS as the lead board member for his prior firm, Arcapita, which owned the company from 2007-2015.
This resulted in the successful February 2015 sale of PODS
for over $1 billion.
Ransom also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chicken Salad Chick
and was integrally involved with Church's Chicken, B.R. Lee Industries and Cypress Communications
Prior to Arcapita
, Ransom served in the Leveraged Finance group at Merrill Lynch & Co.
in New York and in the Corporate Banking group at Wachovia
"We are glad to have Ransom James join our Board of Directors and at such a critical juncture for our organization," says Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell.
"I'm enthusiastic about joining Zippy Shell
during this phase of expansion and growth," says James
, "And look forward to having a role in leading the company to its next level of success."
Ransom joins Zippy Shell following their recent ranking at number 470 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list.
This is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs.
"Ransom James is recognized for his experience in identifying companies with tremendous growth potential," says Gareth Taylor, Founder and President of Zippy Shell.