Our Team

Thomas Watson – President - CEO

Robert P. Watson – Vice President – Director of Operations

Robert earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from California State University at San Bernardino. After completing college Robert worked in various security positions within the hospitality industry and for the international security firm, Wackenhut. Working within the livery industry for supplemental income eventually led Robert to the creation of his own limousine company.

Richard O. Watson – Vice President – Accounting Director

Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Cal Poly Pomona. After college Rick began work for Nestle USA where he served as a brand manager within their beverage division. . Rick later joined Bank of America, where he was assigned work as a member of the Real Estate Asset Management Team. Joining his brother at Avant Garde allowed Rick to fully utilize both his operational and marketing skills.

Bob Canaan – Business Development Manager

After attending college at Brigham Young University, Bob began a career in the hospitality industry. Starting as a bellman and front desk agent, Bob eventually became a Sales Manager for Choice International and Hilton Hotels among others. In 2005 Bob was offered his current position at Avant Garde, where he is responsible for the creation and management of nationwide corporate accounts.

Jodi Hollingsworth – Operations Manager

In March 2007 Jodi began working with Avant-Garde as a fleet detailer and Operations assistant. Because of her unique organizational skills combined with a strong work ethic, she was quickly promoted to Assistant Operations Manager and then to Operations Manager. Currently she oversees the daily communication “hub” and final logistics coordination for all Avant Garde Global Transportation corporate ground service