Mr. Bilton is an Owner/Partner in Storage Galleria, which provides tenant appreciation, retention, loyalty and marketing programs to self storage owner/operators. Prior to Storage Galleria Mr. Bilton spent five years as an executive with Centershift Inc. a Salt Lake City based Software as a Service Company serving the Self Storage industry. John was the Vice President of Business Development and Client Services and responsible for sales, marketing and existing client services. Mr. Bilton was also instrumental in creating and maintaining relationships with key customers, industry partners, self storage vendors, solution partners, and state self storage associations. John is a frequent contributor to the Self Storage industry trade publications and events.
Prior to joining Centershift, Mr. Bilton was President of Rocky Mountain Agency a Salt Lake City based Manufacturers Representative organization covering a multi state territory serving both the residential, multifamily and commercial building markets focused on ground up developments. Mr. Bilton sold that company in early 2010.
Prior to Rocky Mountain Agency John spent 15 years in various executive and management roles in enterprise sales, channel sales and marketing with 3Com Corporation and regional positions with US Robotics, Megahertz Corporation and WordPerfect. John lived and worked in Canada during his tenure with Wordperfect. When Mr. Bilton left 3Com Corporation he was responsible for the sales and distribution of all products in North and South America and managed a team of sales professionals, engineers, analysts, insides sales, and call center personal from Canada to Brazil.
John Bilton is currently serving his second four year term as a member of the Farmington City Council; Farmington was recently ranked 14th “Best Places to Live for Small Cities under 50,000 residents” by CNN/Money Magazine in their annual 2013 rankings. John has also served as Mayor Pro Tem for Farmington City and is a past chair of the Farmington City Planning Commission. John is also a member of the Site Plan and Architectural Review Committee with Farmington City.
Mr. Bilton is on the Board of Directors for two Redevelopment Agencies within the City of Farmington. These RDA boards oversee the implementation of the City’s master plan in improving infrastructure and economic development for the City.
Mr. Bilton is also serving on the Board of Directors for Career Path High School, a Charter High School that offers a blended learning environment whether online or in a traditional classroom setting.
John earned both a Bachelors of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He has also participated in continuing executive education at the Wharton School of Business. John lives in Farmington, Utah with his wife and four children.