Sharky Laguana came to the car rental industry via an unusual path: he was a musician in a critically acclaimed music group (Creeper Lagoon) when the van they were touring in broke down in the Nevada desert. Laguana decided to start his own van rental company, Bandago, to better serve touring musicians. Starting with a single van parked in front of his basement apartment, Laguana grew Bandago over the next decade to hundreds of vehicles, with locations in cities across the country. Bandago’s focus expanded to include families, churches, tourism, and government agencies. Laguana joined ACRA as a member in 2005, became a California ambassador for ACRA in 2014, joined the Board of Directors in 2017, and was elected president in 2020. Laguana also currently serves as president of the San Francisco Small Business Commission.
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