The Cleveland, Ohio-based private aviation company is part of Directional Aviation, which includes Sentient Jet, Skyjet, PrivateFly and Nextant Aerospace

 

Fractional jet ownership, lease and jet card provider Flexjet LLC has been recognized by professional services organization Employers Resource Council (ERC) as one of the 2018 NorthCoast 99 best places to work in Northeast Ohio. It’s 15th time the company has been on the list. 

 

“This distinction reflects our commitment to making Flexjet a workplace that attracts the very best talent in everything we do,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro in a press release. “Our employees are the foundation of a service business, and it is our team’s consummate dedication, attention to detail and instinct to go the extra mile for our highly sophisticated clientele that makes everything we do possible.”

 

Recent sales growth has led to a surge in pilot hiring with over 100 new pilots joining the company since January and another 75 planned through year-end. Business from owners and customers new to Flexjet grew increased 76% year over year, the company said. Additionally, more than half (57%) of new Flexjet Owners came through referrals, which the company says shows “satisfaction among existing owners with the collective performance of the Flexjet team.”

 

“Like all organizations in which client service is the critical factor, Flexjet is a company in which the people truly make a difference. Whether it’s a flight crewmember who inspires the highest levels of confidence and peace of mind, an account manager who knows an owner’s every preference or a maintenance crew member who goes the extra mile to ensure every aircraft is ready when it is needed, our people really are our differentiators, and we provide them with the fulfilling workplace they deserve,” said Bob Sullivan, Flexjet’s Chief Administrative Officer.

 

The NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program focuses on organizational practices and performance. The program is presented by the Employers Resource Council (www.yourerc.com), the area’s leading professional services organization dedicated to human resources. You can read our report on Flexjet’s jet card programs here.

About the Author Doug Gollan

I am Founder and Editor of Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only independent buyer's guide to jet card membership programs, and DG Amazing Experiences, a weekly luxury travel e-newsletter for private jet owners. I am also a contributor to Forbes.com