Business North Carolina has selected FlyExclusive’s Jim Segrave and Jet It’s Glenn Gonzalez for honors on its 2023 Power List.
According to the magazine, “North Carolina has thousands of talented leaders, making this a small sampling of those with noteworthy power. (The list is) based on nominations, talking with many sources, undertaking considerable research, and enjoying years of experience covering North Carolina’s business community from the magazine’s unique statewide perspective.”
Of Jim Segrave, Founder and CEO of Kinston-based FlyExclusive, the magazine writes, “Segrave is creating a publicly traded business in partnership with New York investor Greg Hymowitz’s EnTrust Global. The business (owns and) leases more than 90 charter jets to CEOs, celebrities, and others preferring private aviation and employs more than 800. LGM also provides aircraft paint services and is expanding its maintenance business. He’s a trustee at his alma mater, East Carolina University.”
He lists career highlights: “Selling my first business to Delta Air Lines in 2010 and agreeing to take FlyExclusive public last year.”
For advice, he says, “Pick something you love. It’s lots easier to work hard when you love what you do.”
For Jet It Founder and CEO Glenn Gonzalez, the magazine notes, “A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, Gonzales is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The jet leasing company has more than 20 Greensboro-made Honda Jets in its fleet. He has an MBA from the University of South Carolina.”