flyExclusive has appointed three key division leaders to roles across business development, operations and flight control: Rich Brennan has been named chief development officer reporting to CEO Jim Segrave; Christopher 'Chip' Schultz will serve as senior vice president of operations and will report to COO Mike Guina; and Scott Robbins is 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,” says Segrave. “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 organisation will be invaluable.”
Brennan will oversee the expansion of strategic partnerships and initiatives to accelerate the company's continued growth. He joins flyExclusive after two decades of experience in private aviation. From 2003 to 2010 he served as vice president of sales at Segrave Aviation, and continued in this role at Delta Private Jets following the sale of Segrave Aviation to Delta. Brennan later joined Travel Management Company, now a part of Wheels Up, as vice president of sales and marketing before working as an aviation consultant for a private family office.
“It's an honour to once again join Jim and the seasoned management team at flyExclusive,” Brennan says. “This company excites me particularly because of its long runway for growth and proven business model. I look forward to building new partnerships and providing our customers with an unmatched private aviation experience.”
Schultz will oversee the flight operations team and strive to deliver the highest levels of safety and service in the industry. He brings more than 25 years of aviation experience and a background that spans FAR 121, 135 and 91k fractional operations. He served in the US 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.
"I am excited to relocate to Kinston with my family and to be a part of the vision Jim has set for this organisation,” Schultz says. “It is an honour to be able to serve both the clients and employees that place their trust in the flyExclusive name, and to partner with this group of aviation professionals.”
Robbins has more than three decades of experience in travel management and flight optimisation. He began his career in aviation at Travel Management Company where he led the development of one of the first fleet and crew optimisation programmes in charter aviation, growing the fleet to more than 70 aircraft and 200 pilots. He later held director positions in scheduling and sales with Talon Air and Image Air Charter.
“I look forward to the challenge of contributing to a team that will help flyExclusive continue its rapid growth,” Robbins says. “This opportunity is what led me to North Carolina, and I am excited to work with this incredible team.”