The two Jet Card sellers announced senior-level promotions and additions to their respective teams

 

XOJET and Star Jets International are bolstering their C-Suites with promotions and additions to their executive teams. The news comes after XOJET announced it had hired Perella Weinberg to advise it on strategic options and while Star Jets makes its transition to a publicly traded entity.

 

XOJET said following five years of “unprecedented growth and a 30% increase in charter brokerage in 2017, “ it is appointing James Henderson as president of commercial operations and Gregg Slow as chief client officer. As president of commercial operations, Henderson is principally accountable for the overall strategic direction and leadership of XOJET’s branded client franchise. Previously chief commercial officer, Henderson steps into this new role following a year of news, including the successful launch of Access Solutions, XOJET’s new suite of membership programs, extension of XOJET’s retail footprint, expansion of the charter brokerage and operator network and the addition of luxury lifestyle partnerships such. Before joining the private aviation company, Henderson held senior positions in the yachting industry, including Americas CEO of Ferretti Group and executive chairman of Bertram Yachts.

 

Slow, former executive vice president of sales and client services, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief client officer. In his new role Slow will continue to oversee the Sales and Client Services teams with a heightened priority for client acquisition, relationship development and engagement, the company said in a press release. Slow is a veteran of NetJets before coming to XOJET in 2012.

 

“True to our credo, both James and Gregg care deeply about our clients and the XOJET community and this is public recognition of their superior leadership performance and potential,” said chairman and CEO, Brad Stewart. “Our intention with these well-deserved promotions is to solidify XOJET’s relentless dedication to providing unparalleled advice and exceptional service to our clients.”

 

Separately, Star Jets International announced that Robert Sheybani is joining the Jet Card and Charter Broker as its Chief Financial Officer. Sheybani brings over ver 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, including working for Societe Generale and Merrill Lynch.

 

“We are proud to have Robert join us as our CFO,” said Ricky Sitomer, CEO of Star Jets. “He will be in charge of working with our auditing firm to complete our 2016 and 2017 audits which would then make us eligible to up-list to OTCQB (subject to regulatory clearance). We plan to work assiduously during the second quarter to get those audits done and file the application to OTCQB.  With the strong economy, we continue to have excellent sales momentum and look forward to continuing to build Star Jets into a leader in the private aviation charter brokerage industry.”

 

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