FlyExclusive makes leadership appointments

The three hires span across business development, operations, and flight control, according to an announcement by FlyExclusive.

By Doug Gollan, September 18, 2023

FlyExclusive announced a trio of leadership appointments today.

The moves are across business development, operations, and flight control.

Rich Brennan was named Chief Development Officer.

He reports to Founder and CEO Jim Segrave.

Christopher “Chip” Schultz will serve as Senior Vice President of Operations and will report to Chief Operating Officer Mike Guina.

Scott Robbins was appointed Senior Director of Flight Control.

“We are thrilled to have Rich, Chip, and Scott in these key leadership roles during this critical juncture for our company,” Segrave said.

He continued, “As our business grows, maintaining consistent, reliable, and safe operations will always be our priority as we aim to provide a best-in-class experience for our customers and execute on our vertical integration strategy. The experience and expertise that these three professionals bring to our organization will be invaluable.”

New roles

Brennan will oversee the expansion of strategic partnerships and initiatives to accelerate the company’s continued growth.

From 2003 to 2010, Brennan served as Vice President of Sales at Segrave Aviation.

He continued in this role at Delta Private Jets following the sale of Segrave Aviation to Delta in 2010.

Brennan later joined Travel Management Company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing before working as an aviation consultant for a private family office. TMC was acquired by Wheels Up in 2018.

Schultz will oversee the flight operations team.

He brings more than 25 years of aviation experience spanning FAR 121, 135, and 91k fractional operations.

Schultz served in the U.S. Navy and has logged more than 6,800 hours of total aircraft time. He holds type ratings in A320, BE-300, BE-400, CL-65 and MU-300 aircraft.

Robbins joins with more than three decades of experience in travel management and flight optimization.

He began his career in aviation at Travel Management Company, where he led the development of one of the first fleet and crew optimization programs in charter aviation, growing the fleet to more than 70 planes and 200 pilots.

He later held director positions in scheduling and sales with Talon Air and Image Air Charter.

IPO plans

FlyExclusive is planning to go public via a SPAC IPO.

Through June, the Kinston, North Carolina-based operator ranked as the fifth-largest North American private jet operator based on charter and fractional flight hours.

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