Guardian Storage Hires New VP of Accounting and Finance

Posted by Danielle Lachenauer on Jul 2, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Guardian Storage Hires New VP of Accounting and Finance Operations to Round Out Executive Suit

Company hires Pittsburgh native to support continuous financial growth


July 2, 2018 – Guardian Storage, a leading provider of premier storage, is pleased to announce the hire of industry veteran and Pittsburgh native, Michael Katz, as VP of Accounting and Finance for Guardian Storage.

Katz will be instrumental in helping to guide and evolve Guardian’s accounting and financial functions companywide. In his role, that will report directly to Guardian’s president and founder Steven Cohen, Michael will work with the company’s existing accounting department to manage the daily accounting and finance functions. He also will assist Cohen and his team with strategic financial planning and analysis to help drive company growth well into the future.


“Michael brings over 30 years of progressive accounting and finance experience across several business categories, including public accounting, construction and real estate development,” said Cohen. “We’re thrilled to add someone with such passion and well-rounded experience in this industry to our team and look forward to perfecting our financial structure and practices to support our growth.”

Guardian Storage most recently announced the grand opening of their new Forest Hills location and will be opening another location in Bethel Park later this year – bringing the company’s total properties in the Pittsburgh area to eighteen by the end of 2018.


“I was born and raised here in Pittsburgh so I’ve had the opportunity to follow Guardian’s success over the years and it’s been my radar for some time,” said Katz. Year after year, I’ve watched them expand their fleet of properties, finesse their business model and reputation, all while staying true to their core company values.

Katz has served as a leader, manager and professional in senior financial and accounting roles, where his expertise includes strategic financial planning and analysis, risk management, cash flow management, taxation and mergers & acquisitions.


In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Katz has a business degree from Miami University.  He has been a finalist for the Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year and a national-level examiner for the prestigious Baldridge Performance Excellence Program focused on best practices related to leadership, strategy, customer service, knowledge management and analysis.

He will start the next chapter of his career at Guardian on June 25, and will continue residing in Pittsburgh’s Mt. Lebanon area with his family.

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About Guardian Storage

Established in Pittsburgh in 1987, Guardian Storage has grown to be the market leader of storage services. With a strong focus on customer service, Guardian prides itself on its variety of solutions, amenities and security. Guardian currently has 17 locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, as well as 5 Colorado locations. In addition to the new Forest Hills property, Guardian will open a location in Bethel Park in 2018. Visit for more information.