Meet the executive team that built SuiteAmerica into one of the fastest growing employee owned corporate housing
companies in the United States today. Our executive team fosters an atmosphere in which our SuiteAmerica employees
excel in creating a corporate housing experience that is second to none. Whether you are searching for a furnished
apartment for a temporary assignment or relocation, we want to exceed your expectations.
Suite America has an unbeatable track record of outstanding customer service that has garnered our corporate
housing company many awards, including the Corporate Housing Providers Association Company of the Year, and
were rated the number one Temporary Housing Company in the Trippel Survey of Corporate Relocation Managers and Transferees in 2010.
Robin Masten, the president of SuiteAmerica, brings over 20-years of experience in corporate housing and 10 years of experience in the furniture rental business to the SuiteAmerica team. Robin and her husband Jim were pioneers in the personalized corporate housing market when they started California Suites in 1990, that later grew into SuiteAmerica. SuiteAmerica's corporate housing product embodies Robin Masten's excellent skills of diplomacy, integrity, excellence in sales and customer service, and that business, can be a tool for helping improve people's lives each day. Her amazing heart and belief in personalized service has rocketed SuiteAmerica's growth over the past twenty years. Robin and Jim have helped set the standard for excellence in the corporate housing market that has garnered SuiteAmerica many awards, including the Corporate Housing Providers Association Company of the Year, and were rated the number one Temporary Housing Company in the Trippel Survey of Corporate Relocation Managers and Transferees. Robin can be counted on to lead how she wants others to follow and shows us how to deliver the best of ourselves to our clients and our lives. When Robin isn't heading up the SuiteAmerica team she is spending time with her family, bike riding, skiing, reading and applying that positive spirit to everything and everyone her life touches.
Jim Masten, the CEO of SuiteAmerica, brings over 20-years of experience in corporate housing and over 12 years experience in the furniture rental business to the Suite America team. He and his wife Robin were pioneers in the field of personalized corporate housing 20 years ago, when they founded SuiteAmerica. Jim and Robin have continued to set the standard for excellence in the corporate housing market that garnered SuiteAmerica the Trippel Award for customer service in 2010. Jim is the vision holder, innovator, technology expert, and driving passion that continually updates and keeps the SuiteAmerica product responsive to our clients needs. He is our visionary leader that sets the pace at SuiteAmerica through his drive for excellence, innovative ideas, and dedication to the SuiteAmerica team. He has been the mastermind behind the changes that keep SuiteAmerica ahead of the competition, while he paves the way for to us deliver the best of ourselves to the SuiteAmerica team. We can count on Jim to keep our company innovative, responsive, and nimble, while setting the pace
for our team to continually raise the bar of excellence for ourselves. When Jim isn't heading up the
SuiteAmerica team he is spending time with his family and enjoys cars, sports, weight lifting and gardening.
Guy Cook brings over 25 years of furniture rental and contract furniture experience to the SuiteAmerica team as our Chief Operating Officer. Guy joined the SuiteAmerica team in 2003 as the East Coast Regional Vice President having known both Jim and Robin Masten for over twenty years. Guy led the East Coast offices for seven years and was promoted to COO in November of 2010. We have counted on Guy's counsel, communication skills and consensus building style both with employees and clients in a myriad of situations. He has the ability to see multiple facets of a situation and break down complex ideas into doable tasks for the SuiteAmerica team. He is dedicated to the SuiteAmerica team delivering a corporate housing product that provides the best customer experience. We can count on Guy for his openness to new ideas, dedication to the SuiteAmerica team, and treatment of colleagues with compassion and a respect for their abilities and ideas. When Guy is not focused on SuiteAmerica he is spending time with his family, collecting art and enjoying the countryside around his home with his wife, Mary Ellen.
Michelle Breazell leads the Relocation Coordinators and Guest Services staff with SuiteAmerica. Michelle has been with SuiteAmerica for over ten years and brings over eighteen years of customer service management to the SuiteAmerica team. She enjoys being part of a company where the client's needs are valued, there's a dedication to top flight customer service and the team is united in delivering a stress-free relocation or temporary assignment. Michelle brings a myriad of management skills to the SuiteAmerica team that helps form a strong bond with her coworkers through her problem solving techniques, her compassion for others, patience, and her even-keeled manner. She appreciates being part of a company where sincerity, appreciation and everyone's
ideas are valued consistently. We appreciate that we can count on Michelle for her dedication, her positive attitude, calm manner, patience and keeping the big picture in mind when attaining goals. When Michelle isn't focused on SuiteAmerica, you can find her curled up with a good book, spending time with family and playing with her beagles.
Shuford Bowman rejoined SuiteAmerica in 2007 and was promoted in March of 2011 to Director of
Accounting and Information Systems. Shuford oversees the accounting department as well as various information systems used throughout departments. Our SuiteAmerica team benefits from his 20 years of experience in the furniture rental business and corporate housing industry. He enjoys being part of a team that is passionate about innovation while delivering excellence in customer service. Shuford brings his design expertise, sense of humor, and his people skills to balance his approach to his management position at SuiteAmerica. He respects that at SuiteAmerica each person's input is valued, which allows each of us to contribute our best to the company. We can count on Shuford for his wit, his ability to put others at ease and his dedication to leading a team focused on unbeatable service. Shuford has always found inspiration from Martin Luther Kings life, his honesty and selflessness. When Shuford isn't focused on his operations team he enjoys a good cigar, time with family, and helping others bring beauty to their surroundings with his interior design skills.
Julie joined SuiteAmerica in 1992. As Director of Personal Transition Services, she is in constant contact with our guests to continually research how we may better serve our clients. Julie is one of the first five employees hired by SuiteAmerica, helping out where needed! She has held a variety of positions in Distribution, Accounting, Guest Services, and in 2000 joined the Sales Team. Julie has over 13 years of experience in the Relocation Industry and has also been a member of the Bay Area Professionals in Relocation Management since 1993.
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Leslie Batsford is responsible for new business development on the West Coast. She has over 20 years combined experience in both executive and consultative sales management, working for some of the world's leading corporate housing companies. Leslie employs a creative, customer focused, consultative approach to her clients, enabling her to develop innovative housing solutions that fits their unique needs. Her strong business development acumen, polished while securing and managing strategic accounts for some of Silicon Valley's most recognized companies, is an asset to the SuiteAmerica team.
Vanessa joined SuiteAmerica in 1993. As Director, National Sales, Vanessa is responsible for strategic accounts, and manages our Pacific NW sales market. She has been in the Corporate Housing industry since 1989 and has a Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing from Western Illinois University. Vanessa is a member of several relocation organizations including ERC and Portland Relocation Council.
Eric joined SuiteAmerica in 2012 as West Coast Regional Operations Manager. Eric brings over 18 years Corporate Housing Experience including National Account Manager, Sales, and Operations. As Regional Operations Manager, Eric oversees Distribution and Housekeeping operations for the West Coast.
Brian Lee has over 30 years of IT experience serving as CEO of Forte Systems, Inc., a regional IT consulting company. In addition to an MBA in Finance, Brian has numerous industry certifications that include Microsoft (MCT, MCSE, MCSE+Security), Cisco (CCNA, CCNA-Voice, CCDA, CSE), VMware (VCP, VTSP, VSP), Sonicwall CSSA, and CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+).
For more than 25 years Brian has built, expanded, and supported the technology foundation of SuiteAmerica, delivering LAN/WAN connectivity, security, virtualization, application, and voice services. His technology leadership has proven a key competitive advantage.
In his spare time, Brian is a nationally certified high performance driving instructor for the Porsche Club of America and BMW Car Club of America, an accomplished photographer, and an avid cook.