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Park Avenue Limo Adds Forward Thinking Exec

Lexi Tucker
Posted on September 11, 2018
Scott Szwed, Park Avenue Limousine's new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Scott Szwed, Park Avenue Limousine's new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

TREVOSE, Pa. — Park Avenue Limousine has welcomed aboard Scott Szwed, who will become the company’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). A part of the industry for over 25 years, he has served at the direction of CEO’s and presidents of some of the largest limousine and luxury ground transportation companies on the East Coast. 

When Alan Candeub, owner of Park Avenue, approached him to join the team, they discussed in what capacity that would be. He gave Szwed the title of CSO, which they believe encompasses the overall responsibilities he will be fulfilling. 

What drew Szwed to accept the position was the fact the ownership and management team have a clear vision going forward, but are smart enough to realize the "old school" ways and methods can be incorporated into the next generation of this industry. “I’m looking forward to working with this group, thinking outside of the box, and pursuing new methods of revenue streams,” he says.

He also believes the younger generation of ownership, in this case VP of Operations Briana Candeub, her sister Chelsea Candeub, and their brother Chase Candeub, have their finger on the pulse of the digital world. “I look forward to integrating 'old school' and 'new school' to be successful in this growing business.”

“I’ve seen many changes in this industry I never thought were possible.  I’ve been extremely fortunate to be a part of these changes by instituting background checks, drug testing policies, employee protocols, HR responsibilities, hiring, fleet decisions, and DOT compliance. I’ve been involved in every aspect of running a ground transportation company,” he says.

Szwed believes you need to be able to adapt and change while still holding on to the basic principles that make the industry thrive— in this case, service. “Everything we do doesn't mean anything if the client is not serviced properly.” Treating the business as his own is what he feels has helped him succeed and get to where he is today. “Taking all of that experience, both good and bad, has given me a true understanding of all aspects of this business.”

Related Topics: leadership, new hires, Pennsylvania operators

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