Business aviation data provider JetNet has named Greg Fell its first chief executive officer.
Fell has nearly 30 years of senior management experience, including strategic development and IT infrastructure growth, across the business aviation, automotive, software/technology and social media industries.
“Greg is the right leader for JetNet at the right time” says president, owner and majority shareholder Tony Esposito. “This was an essential and momentous decision for us, and Greg's extensive experience, values and ethics helped us realise that he was the appropriate person to bring into the fold.”
Fell most recently served as CEO for Display Social, a social media company that he led through a launch that gained seven million downloads in less than six months and is poised to be a major new entrant in the social media landscape. He also served as COO for Gama Aviation, leading a growth phase that saw the company emerge as the largest Part 135 operator in the US, and ultimately be acquired by Wheels Up in 2020. For the Ford Motor Company, Fell led the transformation of all IT operations across more than 40 international facilities while overseeing a team of over 400 personnel. He built the entire global IT organisation for Terex Corporation from the ground up, providing the technology infrastructure and process to support the global enterprise.
“I am very honoured and excited to be joining the JetNet family,” says Fell. “I know how vital the company is to our team, our industry and the community we call home. There are significant expectations to fill, and I greatly look forward to hitting the ground running. As a user of its services over the years, I know the organisation is of the highest quality and believe the company is in a position to see substantial growth across many markets.”
Fell is a certified Six Sigma Champion and serves on multiple boards and advisory councils across various industries including telecommunications, aviation and oil and gas. He also practices as an industrial mentor for Columbia University.
“My main focus as an industrial mentor is getting others to succeed,” Fell continues. “I carry that over across all avenues of life including the teams I work with. We're in this together. I am eager to get started helping my esteemed colleagues at JetNet find a new level of success within themselves and as a company.”
“Greg's robust experience in raising capital, extraordinary business development skills and talent for leading both small and large businesses will help JetNet usher in a new era of growth,” adds general manager Michele Husnay. “We are taking JetNet to the next level, and he has the background to do this. We are excited to have such an accomplished leader join the team.”