In a strategic move that signals a new era for CORT, the nation’s premier furniture rental and destination services provider, Lee Lorenzen takes the helm as Vice President of Corporate Business Development. With an illustrious career spanning over a decade at CORT, Lorenzen’s appointment is a testament to his exceptional operational acumen and leadership prowess.
Having served as the Managing Director for the CORT Global Network, specializing in higher education and military services, Lorenzen brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His journey with CORT has seen him in pivotal positions, including District General Manager in Los Angeles, accumulating over 20 years of operational expertise in service environments.
Jeff Rowe, Executive Vice President of Business Development at CORT, recognizes Lorenzen’s impact, stating, “Lee’s demonstrated track record of operational experience, leadership development, and strategic growth campaigns will significantly influence our business development opportunities moving forward.” The company eagerly anticipates Lorenzen’s continued success and invaluable contributions.
As Vice President, Lorenzen will oversee CORT’s Destination Services Organization, Student Housing Division, Global Sales team, and the CORT Global Network. His mission is clear: to enhance the cohesiveness of CORT’s global services, offering enhanced value to relocation and corporate clients. Lorenzen envisions synergies between destination services and higher education offerings, aiming to expand the international student business.
Collaborating closely with key figures such as Carol Santoro, Director of Education and Military, Angela Sweet, Director of Destination Services, and the Directors of Global Network Partnerships, Melissa Arciga and Jon Harman, Lorenzen is poised to lead CORT into new dimensions of success.
A proud alumnus of Pepperdine University, Lorenzen holds a degree in International Business with studies in London, UK, and Heidelberg, Germany. Currently calling Franklin, TN home with his wife Tricia and their three children, Lorenzen’s pursuits extend beyond the boardroom. A lover of exploration, he enjoys navigating new lakes on his boat and passionately supports his children on the sports sidelines.
Lorenzen’s commitment to fostering cohesion and seeking opportunities for growth exemplifies the innovation that defines CORT’s trajectory under his leadership.