We're ExecuStay Midwest, an Employee Owned Company
Serving People In Transition

The business started in 1985 with the founding of Furniture Options, a furniture rental company providing complete furniture packages for people in transition. The company entered the temporary housing industry in the fall of 1990 with the founding of Suite Options Corporate Housing, and in 2004 Suite Options became the largest ExecuStay franchise providing a variety of custom housing solutions that enhance and preserve client resources and goals, and the only corporate housing provider that offers Marriott Bonvoy. In 2014, Suite Options became only the second Oakwood Worldwide franchisee in the nation, operating under the name Oakwood Midwest.  Oakwood pioneered the temporary housing industry and remains the world’s largest leading provider of furnished and serviced corporate apartments and residences.

ExecuStay Midwest (Suite Options) is part of the “Transitions Group” an umbrella company managing several separate companies including: Furniture OptionsExecuStay Midwest, and Oakwood Midwest.  The company is headquartered in Wichita, KS with offices in Austin, Dallas, Des Moines, Houston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Omaha, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Wichita.

Piper Ayala, Vice President of Housing

Our Management Team

Piper Ayala: 
Vice President OF HOUSING

Piper graduated from WSU and is still a HUGE supporter of her beloved Shockers!  She joined TG in 1992 and was instrumental in the development of Suite Options – helping it grow from one office to 12 offices throughout the Midwest. She's held many volunteer roles within CHPA including Conference Co-Chair, Board of Directors, and Board President.

Her business mentor and hero is her father Bill Jackson who founded the company in 1985. Her life slogan: "Work hard and play harder"!


Gabe Wacker, Vice President of Sales


Gabriel began his career in our Wichita office. He has served in multiple roles, including North Region Operations Manager  prior to his current role as Vice President of Sales. He has lived in Kansas City for more than fifteen years and is an avid Jayhawks and Royals fan.

Gabriel’s attention to detail and pursuit of excellence in exceeding customer expectations has resulted in the achievement of top-level results, especially in the Kansas City market. His plan is to assist in expanding these results throughout the other 10 markets.  He believes in the motto, “Success comes by helping others succeed,” which is reflective in the manner in which he supports the growth of his fellow team members.


Amy Schroeder, Northern Region Operations Manager

Northern Region
Operations Manager ExecuStay/Oakwood

Lynda Najera, Southern Region Operations Manger

 Southern Region
Operations Manager
ExecuStay/Oakwood [TX]

Brad Burleson, Central Region Operations Manager

Central Region
Operations Manager

Vision & Mission

Vision: We will care enough to become a nationally respected leader in our industry.
Mission: A group of employee owners dedicated to exceeding our customers expectations.

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