Executive Management Team

Charles “Bucky” Oliver, II, Chairman, Founder and Treasurer

Charles “Bucky” Oliver, II, Chairman, Founder and Treasurer

In 1961 Charles ‘Bucky’ Oliver decided to take flying lessons at RDU. He soon acquired a business on the field, operating the FBO Raleigh-Durham Aviation from 1962-1987. The company grew to over 100 employees and was an early operator of multiple Learjets in commercial operation. He began American Aircraft Leasing in 1987 and took on the Jetcraft name.

The company today is a leading worldwide business aviation enterprise, offering sales, brokerage, trades, acquisitions, inventory transactions, an alternative customized completions channel, and an avionics program. Bucky is responsible for strategic development and oversight of Jetcraft. He maintains key business relationships with banks, vendors, OEMs and service centers worldwide, and is an expert at assessing aircraft condition, values and markets. A type-rated pilot for Citation and Learjets, he has flown over 18,000 hours.

bucky@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Jahid Fazal-Karim, Co-owner and Board member

Jahid Fazal-Karim, Co-owner and Board member

Jahid Fazal-Karim is shareholder and board member of Jetcraft. He joined the company in 2008 to undertake entrepreneurship and revitalize the organization upon leaving Bombardier Aerospace as Sr. Vice President of Business Jets worldwide sales, leading a team of over 100 sales staff and achieving record sales and increased market share. Previously with Airbus Industries of North America, he left as Vice President of Business Development and Asset Management. Jahid has an Aerospace Engineering degree from the French National Civil Aviation School in Toulouse and was awarded scholarship for his Masters degree in Air Transport Management at Cranfield University in the UK.

Jahid is fluent in French and English.

jfk@fk-group.net+41 79 796 2827

Chad Anderson, President

Chad Anderson, President

Chad Anderson has overall sales and marketing responsibility, with specialties in transaction structuring, aviation finance and tax. Chad came to Jetcraft in 2005 from Bank of America Leasing (formerly Fleet Capital Corporation), where he was national asset manager and business development officer in the corporate aircraft finance division. He directed all aircraft asset marketing, operation, support, and management functions with special focus on finance, industry intelligence and market research. Chad also held positions at Regent Aviation and Cessna Finance Corporation, and was an aviation underwriter for American Eagle Insurance Company. Chad holds a B.B.A. in Aviation Administration from the University of North Dakota. He is also a Commercial Pilot (Single and Multi-Engine) with Certified Flight Instructor certification.

chad.anderson@jetcraft.com+1 612 238 3870

Peter A. Antonenko, Chief Operating Officer

Peter A. Antonenko, Chief Operating Officer

Since 2007, Peter Antonenko has served as in-house legal counsel on aircraft transactions and strategic alliances, in addition to overseeing general corporate operations. Prior to joining Jetcraft, Peter was an associate at a firm where he drafted and negotiated commercial and corporate aircraft purchase and lease agreements for lenders and buyers. He also advised clients concerning litigation strategy, corporate aircraft transactions, and business formation. Peter received his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, with concentration in business, taxation and commercial transactions. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota.

peter.antonenko@jetcraft.com+1 612 238 3870

Anne Behrend, Chief Financial Officer

Anne Behrend, Chief Financial Officer

On board with Jetcraft since 1996, Anne Behrend has over 30 years of financial management expertise.  As Chief Financial Officer, Anne is responsible for Jetcraft’s worldwide financial, treasury, and human resource functions.  Responsible for the oversight of all accounting and finance operations, Anne also manages local, state, federal government, and international reporting and tax requirements. Prior to joining Jetcraft, Anne was an accounting and financial reporting consultant, working with a wide range of Fortune 500 companies (e.g., NCR Corporation, Eli Lilly, IVAC Corporation).  She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, where she studied mathematics and business administration.

anne.behrend@jetcraft.com+1 317 769 6400

Scott Plumb, Senior Vice President of Sales

Scott Plumb, Senior Vice President of Sales

Scott Plumb, Senior Vice President of Sales, brings to Jetcraft over 25 years of experience in business aviation, with expertise in strategic marketing, management, and proven sales leadership. He joins Jetcraft from Textron Aviation and has held a number of sales management leadership positions in companies such as Beechcraft, Vistajet, Airbus and Gulfstream. Scott leads the sales team from Jetcraft’s Switzerland office, emphasizing creativity, dynamic communication with customers, and enthusiasm to enable an engaging sense of team internally and externally. Scott holds a B.A. in Political Science (International Relations) from St. Olaf College.

Scott speaks English and some German.

scott.plumb@jetcraft.com+41 79 938 13 00

Avionics

Ken Elliott, Technical Director – Avionics

Ken Elliott, Technical Director – Avionics

Ken Elliott joined Jetcraft in 2007 with a 40 year background in avionics systems including repair, modification, flight test, certification, documentation, sales and training. At Jetcraft, Ken has developed the HUD Vision Access product program of distributorship for a new enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for aftermarket business aircraft. He also works with the government and broader aviation community to promote and educate key individuals on Low Visibility Operations. Ken served in the British Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm where he gained his early avionics training and education. He began his civilian aviation career in Muscat, Oman followed by CSE Aircraft Services in Oxford, U.K. then gaining 10 more years of hands on experience in both Kenya and South Africa.  In the US since 1990, Ken was formerly with ElectroSonics that became part of Garrett Aviation (now Standard Aero), holding executive positions in avionics, sales and customer support. Ken holds Six Sigma green belt certification and is active in the AEA, NBAA, FAA’s NextGen NACSC as task group lead, RTCA 213 and chairman of SAE’s G20 Airport Lighting committee.

ken.elliott@jetcraft.com+1 706 650 2140

Stedman Stevens, Executive Director – Avionics

Stedman Stevens, Executive Director – Avionics

Stedman Stevens is Executive Director of Jetcraft Avionics. Stedman works collaboratively with Ken Elliott, technical director of Jetcraft Avionics, to lead Jetcraft’s current growth effort in Enhanced Flight Vision Systems. Stedman also supports Jetcraft’s management as a strategic advisor in various areas of intended growth. A senior executive, Stedman joined Jetcraft in March 2014, bringing years of experience in strategically developing and running technology companies. Stedman’s former leadership positions span companies in public and private sectors across multiple industries, including medical device software, pharmaceutical marketing, hospital systems and consumer products. He has in-depth Board and investor experience and advanced degrees from UNC at Chapel Hill and George Washington University.

stedman.stevens@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Sales and Acquisition Team — USA

Victoria Barrow, Vice President Sales

Victoria Barrow, Vice President Sales

Victoria Barrow is a Sales Vice President in Jetcraft’s Raleigh, North Carolina office. She joined the Jetcraft team in 1995. Previously Victoria held a position of research associate for a McLean, Virginia based aircraft brokerage firm where she worked the North American and European markets on targeted sales, acquisitions, and marketing campaigns. As an aircraft transaction specialist with Jetcraft, Victoria brings to her clients comprehensive market knowledge with over twenty-five years of experience. Victoria’s achievements include the Jetcraft Sales Roundtable for 2011. Victoria graduated from Georgetown University School of Languages and Linguistics with a B.S. in languages.

Victoria is fluent in English, French, and German.

victoria.barrow@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Chris Brenner, Sales Director

Chris Brenner, Sales Director

Chris Brenner is a sales director for Jetcraft on the U.S. and international sales team. He joined the company in 2007, and previously held positions as sales and marketing coordinator and aircraft sales engineer for the company. Chris is a commercial pilot with single and multi-engine instrument ratings. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota.

chris.brenner@jetcraft.com+1 612 238 3870

Dan Dunn, Vice President Sales

Dan Dunn, Vice President Sales

Dan Dunn has 18 years experience in business aviation, with expertise in aircraft transactions, transaction structure, finance, leasing, and taxation planning and management.  As Vice President of Sales, Dan represents Jetcraft in the New York Metro Area. He is a former Vice President of a large Part 135 charter and management company, and was a Bombardier fleet manager for another large135 operator. Dan has held maintenance management positions and has been a flight engineer and training manager. A U.S. Air Force veteran and trainer, Dan holds an FAA A&P license and is factory trained on eight corporate aircraft, including Bombardier, Boeing, and Gulfstream types. He is a member of NAFA and NARA, and  has Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix.

dan.dunn@jetcraft.com+1 201 288 1800

Dick Edwards, Vice President Sales

Dick Edwards, Vice President Sales

With over 35 years of experience in business aviation, Dick Edwards is an industry veteran. As a transaction specialist, he concentrates in both domestic and international corporate aviation. He formerly headed his own company, Edwards Aircraft Sales.

dick.edwards@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Scott Ritchie, Vice President Sales

Scott Ritchie, Vice President Sales

Scott Ritchie is a transaction specialist with over 19 years in business aviation. He has held previous positions at Midwest Aviation Center, Phoenix Aviation, Thunder Aviation, JetBrokers, Inc. Part 135 and Part 145 Operations, in positions of Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Sales, and General Manager. Scott is a licensed A&P mechanic who has been a Part 135 Director of Maintenance, Part 145 General Manager, and Maintenance and Operations Consultant.

scott.ritchie@jetcraft.com+1 314 409 4791

Sales and Acquisition Team — Africa

Melissa Meyer, Aircraft Sales

Melissa Meyer, Aircraft Sales

Melissa Meyer started her aviation career as an airline pilot, flying the Boeing 747-400 and B737-800. For over 9 years, between 1998 and 2007, she was Senior First Officer on the B744 & B738, with South African Airways, stationed in Johannesburg. She went on to become Sales Manager – Aircraft Sales and Leasing Division – for Safomar Holdings, and then joined ExecuJet Aviation Group in 2012. Melissa was ExecuJet’s Business Development Manager – Aircraft Sales – for Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. She holds a Bachelor in Commerce degree in Accounting & Law from UNISA.

melissa.meyer@jetcraft.com+27 83 455 5889

Sales and Acquisition Team — Asia

David Dixon, President, Jetcraft Asia

David Dixon, President, Jetcraft Asia

David Dixon is President of Jetcraft Asia with responsibility for the overall direction of sales in the region. He joined Jetcraft to develop the emerging Asian market following a long and successful career as Bombardier Business Aircraft Regional Vice-President, Asia Pacific. Originally from the UK, he has lived in the region for over 30 years and has nearly 40 years experience in the aerospace industry. His extensive aviation career has involved selling leading models of commercial and business aircraft across Africa, India and Asia, including Australia. In 1978 he was awarded the “Member of the Order of the British Empire” (MBE) distinction by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for his extensive contribution to British exports. He is the past Vice-Chairman of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA).

david.dixon@jetcraft.com+852 2178 1808

Joanna Kwong, Vice President Sales

Joanna Kwong, Vice President Sales

Joanna Kwong brings over 14 years of business aviation experience to Jetcraft. She joined Jetcraft Asia in 2012 to manage aircraft sales and business development throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Joanna formerly worked for the Bombardier sales office in Hong Kong, where she developed a strong background of Bombardier’s extensive aircraft offers. She also worked in the aircraft charter market for Flexjet Asia and Skyjet International. Upon Vistajet’s acquisition of Skyjet International in 2007, Joanna served as operations manager for the regional office, setting up operations in Asia and implementing new procedures for aircraft chartering.

joanna.kwong@jetcraft.com+852 2178 1988

Sales and Acquisition Team — Australia / New Zealand

Mick Doohan, Authorized Representative

Mick Doohan, Authorized Representative

A five-time MotoGP World Champion-turned aviation executive, Mick Doohan is an Authorized Representative for Jetcraft, focusing on aircraft sales in Australia and New Zealand. Mick launched and still owns Global Jet International & Platinum Business Aviation Centre, a successful charter company and FBO that operates a fleet of charter jets, including a Challenger 604, Citation Sovereign, Citation X, Citation VII , two Beechjet 400’s, two Falcon 50’s and a helicopter. Mick approaches aviation with the same passion, drive, and professionalism demonstrated throughout his motorcycle career.  He has his helicopter license and a fixed wing aircraft license.

mick@doohan.com.au+61 7 5580 3499

Sales and Acquisition Team — Europe

Pascal Bachmann, Aircraft Sales

Pascal Bachmann, Aircraft Sales

Based in Geneva, Pascal Bachmann’s original career plan was to become rally world champion on the racetrack, but he traded that for aviation and earned his multi-engine commercial IFR license. After starting in the aviation industry in 1997, Pascal worked two years at selling charters for Privatair, five years selling fractional shares for NetJets as VP Europe, and then consulted extensively with European Skytime and JetFly. He came on board with ExecuJet Aviation Group as Sales Director in Switzerland in 2004.

Pascal is fluent in French, German, and English.

pascal.bachmann@jetcraft.com+41 79 200 56 33

Guillaume Chamoin, Aircraft Sales

Guillaume Chamoin, Aircraft Sales

Guillaume Chamoin began his aviation career in 2003 with Bombardier where he held the role of Sales Director for block hours. With Bombardier for over 7 years, he spent 4 of those years with Bombardier Business Aircraft – selling over 38 planes. In 2011, he then went on to join ExecuJet Aircraft Trading, as Sales Director. Based in ExecuJet’s Paris office, Guillame has led his team to sales success over the past 2 years. Guillaume Chamoin brings experience, leadership and commitment to his role, helping to move the organization forward.

Guillaume is fluent in French and English.

guillaume.chamoin@jetcraft.com+33 624 630 705

Chris Hollingsworth, Sales Director

Chris Hollingsworth, Sales Director

Formerly of Gulfstream Aerospace, Chris Hollingsworth brings 13 years of business aviation experience to Jetcraft. In April 2012, Chris moved to Zurich, Switzerland, to launch Jetcraft Switzerland GmbH, Jetcraft’s newest division. There, he is Sales Director on the Sales & Acquisitions Team. Chris has a Bachelor’s Degree in business management with a concentration in finance from North Carolina State University.

chris.hollingsworth@jetcraft.com+41 79 629 9168

Sales and Acquisition Team — Turkey

Yildirim Demir, Jetcraft Sales Representative

Yildirim Demir, Jetcraft Sales Representative

Yildirim Demir, a Jetcraft Sales Representative based in Istanbul, Turkey joined Jetcraft in 2013. A private and commercial pilot, he was a Bombardier representative in Turkey for 15 years.  When Yildirim joined Bombardier, the Bombardier market share in Turkey was almost 0%, but today it is almost 50%. He helped grow this market presence, closing more than 25 deals, mostly Challengers, Globals, and Learjets. Prior to entering aircraft sales, Yildirim had 15 years of experience in food/gastronomy equipment sales.

Yildirim speaks English, German and Turkish

yildirim.demir@jetcraft.com+90 532 616 5462

Sales and Acquisition Team — Latin America

Fabrice Roger, Sales Director

Fabrice Roger, Sales Director

With a degree in international business and over 10 years in sales and business development, Fabrice Roger comes to Jetcraft as a Sales Director. Fabrice previously worked with such prestigious international companies as Travelex and Western Union. Fluent in many languages, and experienced in dealing with multiple cultures, he brings the ideal level of education and expertise to the Jetcraft team.

Fabrice is fluent in French, Spanish, and English.

fabrice.roger@jetcraft.com+1 305 989 0776

Sales and Acquisition Team — Middle East

Sari Sawaya, Aircraft Sales

Sari Sawaya, Aircraft Sales

Sari Sawaya brings energy, focus, and a commitment to hard work to the aviation sales and acquisition industry. A graduate of the American University of Sharjah, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance. He put that education to work, graduating on to a career with ExecuJet in 2008, where he worked as Aircraft Sales Support and then moved to Aircraft Charter. Sari put his ambition to work and eventually went on to become an Aircraft Sales Director with ExecuJet in 2011. He is based in Dubai and has grown up in the region making him familiar with the business environment there. His experience in finance and his organizational skills make him ideal for helping a growing company realize success.

Sari is fluent in Arabic and English.

sari.sawaya@jetcraft.com+971 50 6328073

Sales and Acquisition Team — Russia

Mikhail Goloviznin, Sales Director – Russia

Mikhail Goloviznin, Sales Director – Russia

Mikhail Goloviznin is charged with developing Jetcraft business in the Commonwealth of Independent States. He was formerly a manager in the Commercial Department of Vnukovo-3, and sales manager of Jet Trading Group. He is a graduate of Moscow State University.

Mikhail is fluent in Russian and English.

mikhail@jetcraft.com+7 495 648 28 69

Corporate Support Team

— Sales Support

Marius Breitenbach, Senior Sales Engineer

Marius Breitenbach, Senior Sales Engineer

A native of South Africa, Marius Breitenbach joined ExecuJet South Africa in 2006 as Business Development Manager for Aircraft Sales, putting his Business Degree from Johannesburg’s Wits Business School to work. Two years later, in 2008, he became ExecuJet Aircraft Trading’s Sales & Acquisitions Manager. He relocated to the United States in 2012 and is now based in Dallas, Texas. Throughout his career in the aviation industry, Breitenbach has forged strong relationships with brokers throughout the world. His personality and relationship-building skills are key to his success.

Marius is fluent in both English and Afrikaans.

marius.breitenbach@jetcraft.com+1 214 763 3771

Chester Cheung, Sales Engineer

Chester Cheung, Sales Engineer

Chester Cheung, Sales Engineer, supports the Jetcraft Asia sales team with client relationship management, technical aircraft evaluations, proposal creation, aircraft market analyses, and valuation reports. He came to Jetcraft from VistaJet International, where he was an integral part of developing VistaJet’s charter business in his region. A former Flight Operations Officer at Hong Kong International Airport, Chester has a B.B.A. in aviation management from The Ohio State University and holds a FAA Aircraft Dispatcher license.

Chester speaks Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin) and English.

chester.cheung@jetcraft.com+852 9223 6768

Luisa Martins, Sales Engineer

Luisa Martins, Sales Engineer

Luisa Martins supports Jetcraft’s executive team and sales team with international brokerage services, relationship management, and all aspects of sales. Among her responsibilities, Luisa handles market analysis, valuation reports, customer bid preparation, pre-purchase inspections, customer follow-up and event assets. Luisa has an international background in manufacturing and strategic business and partnership development. She is a graduate of the University of South Africa and is multilingual in Italian, Portuguese and basic French.

Luisa is fluent in Italian, Portugese, and English.

luisa.martins@jetcraft.com+41 58 158 4958

Nick Mossa, Independent Contractor, Montreal

Nick Mossa, Independent Contractor, Montreal

Nick Mossa has over 15 years of international business aviation experience. He joined Bombardier Aerospace in 1992 starting in the Industrial Engineering Division. He later held positions in the proposal center, marketing information group and sales. His aviation sales positions include Sales Director at Execujet Middle East, and with Bombardier Skyjet covering the Middle East, India and Pakistan. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

Nick is fluent in French, English, and Italian.

nick.mossa@jetcraft.comMontreal: +1 438 985 8110

Sean O’Leary, Sales Engineer

Sean O’Leary, Sales Engineer

Based in Dublin, Ireland, Sean O’Leary supports the sales and executive teams with client relationship management, technical aircraft evaluations, proposal creation, market analyses, and valuation reports. Previously Sean enjoyed global pre-sales support experience in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa as an operations engineer with the IBM® Now Factory, as well as experience supporting Oracle VIP clients and prospects. A graduate of Dublin University, Trinity College, Sean has a B.A.I. in Electronic Engineering, and he also has a private pilot license and glider rating.

Sean speaks English and some French.

sean.oleary@jetcraft.com+353 1 533 4688

Bethany Purney, Sales Engineer

Bethany Purney, Sales Engineer

Bethany Purney is a sales engineer at Jetcraft, supporting the executive team with client relationship management, technical aircraft evaluations, proposal creation, aircraft market analyses and valuation reports. Previously, Bethany was with Key Air in Oxford, CT as customer service manager for the New York metro area, and also held sales and marketing associate positions. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s in business administration.

bethany.purney@jetcraft.com+1 201 636 4084

John Schwartz, Sales Engineer

John Schwartz, Sales Engineer

John Schwartz supports the sales and executive teams with client relationship management, technical aircraft evaluations, proposal creation, market analyses and valuation reports. Previously, John was an account executive at Wings Insurance, and a risk consultant at Federated Insurance of San Diego. A certified line technician, John has also worked for Regent Aviation. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of North Dakota, and a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings.

john.schwartz@jetcraft.com+1 612 238 3877

Ryan Shannon, Corporate Counsel

Ryan Shannon, Corporate Counsel

As Corporate Counsel, Ryan Shannon provides legal support for all aspects of Jetcraft’s operations. Specifically, he assists in negotiating and drafting legal documents, analyzing transactions to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, handling contracts and international transactions, and helping manage internal corporate legal matters. Before joining the Jetcraft team, Ryan spent several years in private practice, advising businesses on general corporate matters, commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Ryan received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School (2005) and his B.A. from St. Cloud State University.

ryan.shannon@jetcraft.com+1 612 238 3870

Denise Siedow, Aircraft Market Analyst

Denise Siedow, Aircraft Market Analyst

As Market Analyst, Denise Siedow follows and maintains 40+ aircraft markets on a regular basis providing support and market intelligence to the sales and executive teams. Denise was formerly an Executive Assistant/Marketing Coordinator at Jetcraft. In addition to supporting the president of Jetcraft, she also supported the director of marketing with project management. Denise holds a B.S. in marketing and management from St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

denise.siedow@jetcraft.com+1 612 238 3879

Cara Van Dell, Transaction Manager

Cara Van Dell, Transaction Manager

Cara Van Dell manages purchase and sale transactions from start to finish. She drafts legal contracts, runs due diligence checks, conducts insurance reviews, analyzes tax stipulations, works with lenders on aircraft financing, researches aircraft registry requirements in cross-border transactions, and accounts for each financial disbursement on transactions closed.  Cara’s expertise comes from 7+ years of experience in both commercial and business aviation markets. She holds a B.S. in Aviation Management and took flight lessons at the University of North Dakota.

cara.vandell@jetcraft.com+1 612 238 3870

— Marketing

Fiona Li, Marketing & Office Manager, Asia Office

Fiona Li, Marketing & Office Manager, Asia Office

Fiona Li provides marketing services support to Jetcraft Asia office. Formerly employed by the International Herald Tribune, Fiona has over 16 years of regional exposure in the areas of marketing communications, branding and channel sales development. Fiona holds a Master Degree of Management (Marketing) from Macquaire Graduate School of Management.

Fiona.li@jetcraft.com+852 2178 1638

Christie Martin-Gray, Director of Marketing

Christie Martin-Gray, Director of Marketing

Christie Martin-Gray was formerly principal and president of Martin Design + Marketing, an award-winning advertising and design firm. After providing advertising and marketing services to Jetcraft for six years, she joined the company in 2010. Christie brings nearly 30 years of experience to Jetcraft, where she oversees company branding and marketing. She holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University.

christie.martin-gray@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Jeremy Mowrey, Production Artist

Jeremy Mowrey, Production Artist

Jeremy Mowrey brings over a decade of graphic design experience to our marketing team. A former student of Appalachian State University, Jeremy’s talents include print, web and multi-media design. Skilled in multiple design software platforms, he has proven valuable in assuring that our company projects a positive, consistent corporate image.

jeremy.mowrey@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Laetitia Roch, Customer Engagement Manager

Laetitia Roch, Customer Engagement Manager

As customer engagement manager, Laetitia Roch develops a consistent brand experience for customers—showcasing Jetcraft’s commitment to their customers and the industry. Laetitia holds a B.A. (2011) in International Business Management from the University of Westminster (London). She also has a Private Pilot License (VFR), and she has begun working on achieving an Instrument Rating. Laetitia previously worked as a Sales Engineer for Jetcraft, gaining extensive knowledge of Jetcraft, its customers, and the industry.

Laetitia is fluent in French and English.

laetitia.roch@jetcraft.com+41 21 552 0152

Emily Synan, Sr. Marketing Project Manager

Emily Synan, Sr. Marketing Project Manager

As Sr. Marketing Project Manager, Emily Synan is responsible for website and app development, and social media engagement. Her strong project management skills are also a perfect match for marketing research, corporate email campaigns and other marketing projects. Emily has previously held positions as a graphic artist, campaign communications director and editor. She studied Mass Communications with a specific focus in journalism at Barton College.

emily.synan@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

— Operations and Administrative Support

Semika Astin, Accounting/Administrative Assistant

Semika Astin, Accounting/Administrative Assistant

Since 2005, Semika Astin has brought her administrative skills to a range of industries, including retail, legal and staffing. In her role at Jetcraft, she provides administrative, accounting and travel and conventions support. From general office duties, to shipping, to preparing cash reports and coordinating travel plans, she must manage multiple priorities with attention to detail and a high level of organization. Semika holds an Associates Degree in accounting from Durham Technical Community College.

semika.astin@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Lucy Castle, Administrative Director

Lucy Castle, Administrative Director

As Administrative Director, Lucy Castle is responsible for overseeing overall office operations at Jetcraft, including new office setups globally. She also offers ongoing support to the executive team, sales staff, and marketing director. In addition to managing new employee orientation and integration, as well as employee benefits administration, Lucy oversees special projects and helps coordinate events. Her administrative duties include accounts receivable and payable. Lucy holds a B.A. degree from Elon College.

lucy.castle@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Patty Gioconda, Senior Admin / Travel Coordinator

Patty Gioconda, Senior Admin / Travel Coordinator

Patty Gioconda is responsible for administrative activities including logistics scheduling and coordination, as well as reception and customer service in the headquarters office.  She provides support to the executive team and sales staff. Patty handles all company travel and coordination and also heads the event planning for Jetcraft Corporation.

patty.gioconda@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Jennifer Jewett, Senior Financial Analyst

Jennifer Jewett, Senior Financial Analyst

In her capacity as our Senior Financial Analyst, Jennifer Jewett manages the accounting and reporting activities of our international subsidiaries and affiliates. Her work includes processing and tracking income and expenses, and preparing accurate monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes. Jennifer supports our CFO in designing and implementing corporate accounting policies and procedures as well as internal controls and financial information systems. Before joining Jetcraft, Jennifer spent 14 years in accounting at IBM, and earned her MBA from Campbell University in 2007. She brings a wealth of financial experience and a commitment to accuracy and excellence to the Jetcraft team.

jennifer.jewett@jetcraft.com+1 919 941 8400

Karen Watkins, Administrative Assistant

Karen Watkins, Administrative Assistant

Karen Watkins brings to her role as Administrative Assistant over 12 years of experience in office operations. She previously worked in a fast-paced environment, leading and motivating employees as the office manager. She is familiar with all aspects of daily business operations, including human resources, accounting, and all administrative functions. At Jetcraft, Karen will administer office management and reception in the Minneapolis office. Karen holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from the University of North Dakota.

karen.watkins@jetcraft.com+1 (612) 238 3870

— Flight Operations and Technical Support

Watts Ward, Technical Advisor

Watts Ward, Technical Advisor

Watts Ward provides technical oversight, coordination and routine maintenance at Jetcraft’s flight operations center. He performs inspections, technical support and special project consulting on certain transactions. Watts was formerly with the flight department of GTE South.

+1 919 941 8400