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13 Jul 2020

Guardian Storage Hires New VP of Operations


Guardian Storage, a leading provider of premier storage, is pleased to announce the hire of Scot Vayo as Vice President of Operations.

In his role effective July 6, Vayo will continue to guide and evolve Guardian’s property management and operations using his previous experience, while establishing new processes to ensure Guardian continues to serve as a “Best In Class” property management and real estate development company.

“Scot’s collaborative style and focus on team growth and development are very much aligned with our core values,” said Guardian Storage President and Founder Steven Cohen. “I look forward to the energy Scot will bring to Guardian, especially as we continue to grow.”

Vayo comes to the company from iStorage, the property management group for National Storage Affiliates, one of the top 5 public real estate investment trusts operating in the self storage industry. He worked as Regional Director, leading a team of seven District Managers responsible for 62 properties in 10 states. Prior to iStorage, Scot held a similar position at Prime Storage Group.

Vayo spent the first 10 years of his storage career as Director of Operations for Casey Storage, a family-owned company that grew from four to 13 New England locations during his tenure prior to being sold.

“I look forward to getting back to my roots at a private company with a recognizable brand and tight-knit team,” Vayo said.

Guardian Storage continues to expand with the addition of several new locations in both Pittsburgh and Colorado. Most recently, the company added a location in Aurora and Greeley, CO, and a location in Peter’s Township, Pittsburgh is slated to open later this summer.

Vayo holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Nichols College in Massachusetts.

About Guardian Storage

Established in Pittsburgh in 1987, Guardian Storage has grown to be the market leader of self-storage services. With a strong focus on customer service, Guardian prides itself on its variety of solutions, amenities and security. Guardian currently has 18 locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, with a new property under construction in Peter’s Township, and now a total of 7 Colorado locations. Visit www.guardianstorage.com for more information.

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