CORT, the nation’s leading provider of furniture rental and transition services, has announced the promotion of Joseph “J.T.” Marcum to Corporate Vice President. In his new role, J.T. will be responsible for Supply Chain, Merchandising, Housewares, New Business Strategy, and continue his involvement in other aspects of CORT’s business as needed.
“J.T. has made a significant impact driving both strategy and process since he started in 2019, his contributions as we navigated COVID 19 were invaluable,” said Mike Davis, President, and Chief Operating Officer at CORT. “In his new role, J.T. will have the opportunity to lead various teams and guide our vision in critical segments of our business. I have no doubt that, with his strategic vision, J.T. will continue to create positive change for our people and our customers for years to come.”
J.T. started at CORT in 2019 as Vice President, Business Strategy. He spent most of his professional career in various senior roles within the transportation, 3rd party logistics, and supply chain industries leading and developing people and business units and driving new revenue opportunities. Prior to joining CORT, he was the Vice President of Account Management at Lineage Logistics in the Dallas, Texas area.
Throughout his career, J.T. has received several awards, including the President’s Sales Champion Award at Holland, three Quarterly Leader Awards at Con-Way Freight, and Rookie of the Year at CEVA Logistics. In addition to J.T.’s accomplishments within these industries, he holds two United States Patents for developing a protective suit used in the Nuclear Decommissioning and Decontamination industry.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to lead such an amazing group of professionals in this new role. The CORT Commitment™ is a commitment I take personally, and I am tremendously excited to play a role in our continuous journey to be an indispensable resource to our customers and providing exceptional value every time. Our vision is clear, and our future is bright and I’m proud to stand with the men and women of CORT as we execute on our future strategy” said J.T. Marcum about his new role at CORT.
J.T. is a graduate of Ball State University where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, in which he remains active as an alumni volunteer. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin, playing golf, watching live music, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
CORT, a part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, is the nation’s leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring, and other services. With more than 100 locations including offices, distribution centers, rental showrooms, and retail furniture outlets across the United States, 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 information, please visit www.cort.com.
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