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Colorado Company Taps Philip Jagiela To Grow Affiliates

Posted on March 23, 2018
Philip Jagiela (R) congratulates Virgnia Limousine Association President Paul Walsh on winning the 2017 LCT-NLA Association Award of Excellence on March 14, 2017 during the International LCT Show in Las Vegas (file photo)

Philip Jagiela (R) congratulates Virgnia Limousine Association President Paul Walsh on winning the 2017 LCT-NLA Association Award of Excellence on March 14, 2017 during the International LCT Show in Las Vegas (file photo)

LONGMONT, CO --- Eight Black Transport, a LCT 2017 Small Operator of The Year Winner, recently retained industry veteran Philip Jagiela of PALM AMAC to help with its rapidly growing affiliate business.


"Our outbound affiliate work has grown from nothing to now representing 17% of our business," said Simon Chen, owner of Eight Black Transport. "For a company our size, we farm out a lot of work."

Chen met Jagiela at an industry event two years ago. "It was plain to me he probably had the industry's most comprehensive 'rolodex,'" Chen said. "I needed help and had to find a reliable, trusted source of partners  domestically and internationally. We have clients who are traveling weekly, and we handle their ground transportation worldwide."

In March 2018, Chen farmed more than 20 trips to a partner in Houston. "We needed help in California, in London and in New York," he said. "All of those partners we use in these markets are a direct result of Philip's industry contacts and his personal relationships with the respective owners. While I was at the LCT show in Las Vegas, a request came in from our number one client for transportation in Puerto Rico. Philip responded within minutes of me reaching out and connected me with the right operator."

Colorado operator Simon Chen (center) won the 2017 LCT Operator of the Year Award in the 1-10 vehicles category on March 14, 2017 at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. (file photo)

Colorado operator Simon Chen (center) won the 2017 LCT Operator of the Year Award in the 1-10 vehicles category on March 14, 2017 at the International LCT Show in Las Vegas. (file photo)

Chen cited the advantages of Jagiela's knowledge of the industry and social media, and his relationships with hundreds of operators "It was a 'no brainer' to put him on retainer because the investment has already returned tenfold. He is one of the most underused industry experts in the ground transportation sector today."

Jagiela, a former longtime Philadelphia area limousine owner-operator, is also the executive director of the Virginia Limousine Association and the Minority Limousine Operators of America, a past president of the Philadelphia Regional Limousine Association, and a former executive director of the National Limousine Association.

Chen believes TNCs have no hope in competing with the one-to-one, consistent, and high-touch service he provides. "The partnership we have with Philip means I can deliver the same high level of service to our client whether they are in Denver or Denmark."

ABOUT: Eight Black Transport provides bespoke transportation service in the Denver market and around the globe. With a small fleet of high-end vehicles, Eight Black Transport provides high touch service to discerning clients. PALM AMAC is a limousine industry association management company which provides consulting services to operators to grow their business and to streamline their processes.

Source: Eight Black Transport

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Related Topics: affiliate networks, business growth, Colorado operators, industry consultants, limo associations, Operator of the Year, Philip Jagiela

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