Since founding Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation in 1989, Gary Bauer started with a single car and grew his company to a multi-million dollar corporation, serving as the preferred transportation provider for Fortune 500 corporations, international celebrities, professional sporting events and music concerts in over 550 cities across the globe. In recognition for pioneering the first corporate commuter program, taking six million cars off the road each year and consolidating airport hotel shuttle services from 100 diesel to 20 CNG vehicles, he was named by The San Francisco Business Times as 2013’s “Most Admired CEO of the Year”. Gary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University.
Ben ParodiSenior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Ben Parodi began his travel career from the airline industry 34 years ago. He moved to the corporate travel side of the business in 1994, where he steadily rose from Director of Sales to Senior Vice President of Global Sales for a major Travel Management Company. During his tenure, Ben led account management, industry relations, pricing, proposal development and creative services teams, while concurrently managing sales. He also spent 2 years managing procurement at a major Silicon Valley corporation. Most recently Ben is Vice President of Sales, leading the US Mid-Market team for a mega travel management. He was recognized as an exceptional leader, when he won the Kim Vismale Leadership award. Ben attributes his leadership expertise as the ability to align his athletic/coaching experience, with his business experience to motivate and inspire his team to produce exceptional results.
Ben lives in Pacifica with his wife Laurie, and two children Ben Jr. and Alyssa. In Ben’s spare time he enjoys hunting, coaching football and sideline coaching his son and daughter in shot put, hammer, soccer and volleyball, respectively.