Jet Linx taps VistaJet, XO exec to head commercial operations

By Doug Gollan, November 13, 2020

Longtime Vista Global executive Ron Silverman has joined Jet Linx as chief commercial officer

Ron Silverman, a long-time senior business aviation executive who helped launch VistaJet in the U.S., serving as its president before moving to the holding company and most recently its XO brokerage, is the new chief commercial officer at Jet Linx Aviation.

He will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s strategic growth plan, expanding its base of managed aircraft nationwide, leveraging relationships with vendors, and enhancing service offerings to increase the Jet Linx value proposition, among other key initiatives.

“Ron is a unique talent with exceptional expertise in our industry, and we are thrilled to have him join our team to help lead the next phase of development for our company, alongside myself and our executive leadership team,” said Jamie Walker, CEO of Jet Linx.

He added, “Ron joins us at a pivotal and opportunistic time in the growth of the Jet Linx business, and I am confident he will play an instrumental role in enabling us to accelerate our nationwide expansion.”

In the past two years, Jet Linx has opened bases in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York, plus a second location in St. Louis. It also acquired the management and charter arms of Elliott Aviation and Meridian, the latter giving it the largest for-hire fleet based at Teterboro Airport.

“I am honored to join the distinguished Jet Linx team. Jet Linx has redefined the private aviation experience, and I am excited to have a role in this fast-growing company with clear vision and direction,” Silverman said via a press release.

Silverman was most recently chief business officer at XO. Before that, he was president of client experiences at parent Vista Global and was the first president of VistaJet U.S. Earlier in his career, Silverman served as a senior vice president at Executive Jet Management, a NetJets’ company.

Jet Linx holds top safety ratings from Argus, Wyvern, and IS-BAO. Last year it forged an alliance with the Forbes Travel Awards to provide customer service training for its pilots, flight attendants, and airport personnel. The company offers a nationwide service area for its jet card members; however, it only sells cards in 19 markets where it operates its own private terminals.

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