Sean O’Leary, Sales Director, Northern Europe, Jetcraft
Location: London UK
How long have you been at Jetcraft?
I’ve been with the company for eight years. I spent my first three years as a Sales Engineer working in Dublin. After that, I relocated to London where I assumed the position of sales director as we set up our London HQ.
Explain your role within Jetcraft’s global network?
In the global Jetcraft team, I look after our sales initiatives here in London and Northern Europe.
Describe a typical day or week in your role.
Luckily for me, there’s no typical day or week. Usually, my day starts with coffee and then moves on to dealing with all of our current and active deals. That’s the priority. From then on, I move forward to proactive business and usually, this is done in the office or on the road.
Describe the company culture at Jetcraft and what it means to you?
I think the company culture is, as people have mentioned in the past, is a family etiquette. For me that means great teamwork, great bonds and no one wants to let anyone down on the team.
What do you love most about your job?
What I love most about my job is solving problems. With an engineering background, I’ve grown up into a world of problem solving and with aircraft sales, that’s the most important thing – solving problems for our clients daily.
Who or what has been your greatest professional influence?
My greatest professional influence would have to be my parents. As cliché as that sounds, they’re the ones that gave me the passion for aviation and gave me the platform to move into this industry.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Three words to describe myself: energetic, passionate, determined.
Tell us, what business jet you would buy?
I would like to have a midsize aircraft for Europe. The majority of my travel is continental European travel so the efficiency that would bring would be incredible. So yeah, anything midsize is good for me.
What stands out to you as good customer service?
What stands out to me as good customer service is dependability, reliability and managing all that at the speed of our clients’ lives.
Finally, what is your hidden talent or hobby?
A hidden talent I have is that I’m a qualified private pilot. While I was in university, I worked with an aerobatic team in the US led by the renowned Sean D. Tucker – covering all things marketing to VIP coordination, as well as working on the airplanes. Through that opportunity and Sean’s mentorship I went on to get my pilot’s license which really opened the door for my passion and interest in aviation.
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