Driving. Just the word is enough to put a chill into some people. It can be a dangerous undertaking and nerve-racking for even the most experienced drivers. Crashes can happen to anyone of any age, especially teenage and elderly drivers.
A group of Huntington High School students enrolled in the Virtual Enterprise business course have come to understand that most people feel similarly about driving and they are taking the lead in putting minds at ease by developing a product that is set to explode onto the market.
“Paladin is a 24 hour car surveillance system that protects against theft and provides accident aftercare by notifying emergency services,” said Caroline O’Rourke, who has been chosen at Paladin’s chief executive officer. “We offer a product that provides total auto security. We are affordable, installable, and available to all. I have complete confidence in our product and its possibilities.”
Huntington’s Virtual Enterprise class is a full-year, one credit business course that is available to juniors and seniors. “Virtual Enterprise is a simulated business that is set-up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment,” according to the high school’s course bulletin.
“Over time we plan to expand to selling our product directly to car companies and having our product in every new car,” Paladin’s Vice President of Sales Andrew Schirripa said. “Our product is the future of safety and we hope in the future it will be a staple of car security and protection.”
The full lineup of Paladin’s corporate team includes Caroline O’Rourke (chief executive officer), Ryan Porzio (chief operating officer), Adrianna LoScalzo (chief financial officer), Jazlyn Chappas (chief technical officer), Keira Francis (chief marketing officer), Neha Rathore (chief human resources officer), Andrew Schirripa (vice president of sales), Sofia Breskin (social media and design specialist), Aidan Carello (research specialist), Michael Kline (sales associate), Anna Larson (marketing associate), Kathryn Meagher (marketing associate), Leah Sheran (marketing associate), Noah Wekstein (accounting associate), Jennifer Escobar (accounting associate), Alexis Winter (human resources associate, Brett Bender (human Resources associate) and Jaden Argaman (design associate).
“Although we are still early on in the process, I can see that this team works phenomenally well together and everyone has the drive to put out their best work,” Ms. O’Rourke said. “I couldn’t be happier with the effort and dedication everyone puts in every day.”
To track the company’s progress, visit its Instagram page @paladin_ve.
“So far I’ve been impressed with how much progress we have already made,” Mr. Porzio said. “I truly believe that we have something special in the works and we are all excited to see what the future holds.”