Guardian Storage Hires New VP of Operations to Support Company Expansion

Guardian Storage, a leading provider of premier storage, is pleased to announce the hire of industry veteran, David Decker, as Vice President of Operations.

In his role, Decker will be instrumental in helping to guide and evolve Guardian’s property management and operations to a more efficient and sophisticated level, while also developing strategic plans for continued growth.

Prior to joining Guardian Storage, Decker worked for Extra Space – one of the largest and most advanced operators in the storage industry. In addition to being an Operations Analyst, Revenue Management Specialist, and District Manager, he most recently served as Senior Director of Operations for Extra Space from 2013-2017. His primary responsibilities as Senior Director of Operations included operations support, increasing revenue streams, establishing efficient policies and processes, on-boarding new acquisitions, representing operations in IT matters and shaping the overall culture of the organization through outbound communication.

“He is very collaborative and shares our people-first mindset,” said Steven Cohen. “His vast knowledge and experience in our industry will prove to be extremely beneficial to Guardian Storage both immediately and as we continue to grow.”

Over the last year, Guardian Storage has expanded both in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Three new locations in Western Pennsylvania include Hampton, a second Monroeville property and Robinson, and three more are scheduled to open in 2018. New locations for Colorado include Boulder and Longmont, enabling Guardian to grow their employee base by 28% between both markets. This recent expansion has also allowed the company to climb from rank 64 to 49 on Inside Self-Storage’s Top-Operators list of 2017.

“I can see the company’s growth potential and I’m excited to lend my experience to help them achieve their 2017 goals and beyond as they continue to expand,” said David Decker. “I was immediately drawn to the company’s leadership, employee passion and focus on customer satisfaction and operational excellence.”

Decker has a BA in Business Finance and an MBA with an emphasis in Operations Optimization and Statistics from the University of Utah. He is in the process of relocating from Salt Lake City to Pittsburgh with his wife Heidi and their children to take on this role.

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About Guardian Storage
Established in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1987, Guardian Storage has grown to become the market leader of storage products and services. With a strong focus on customer peace of mind, Guardian Storage prides itself on its variety of solutions, a full list of amenities and excellent customer service. Customers are invited to visit one of 15 Pennsylvania locations or four Colorado locations to experience the Guardian difference first-hand. Visit for more information.

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