Leadership Team John Owen President & CEO John Owen President & CEO John Owen brings more than 23 years of experience in management and financial consulting to the leadership team. John joined Airshare as CFO in 2016 and became President and CEO in March 2018. He fine-tuned his consultative skills and financial acumen, working in progressively higher roles at State Street, Accenture, and KPMG. He previously was CFO for a supply-chain management company and most recently served as Vice President for a national executive search firm leading their private equity practice. John received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. LinkedIn Close Alex Franz Chief Operating Officer Alex Franz Chief Operating Officer A 23-year veteran of aviation, Alex Franz has been with Airshare since 2003. Prior to being named COO in 2020, Alex served in various leadership roles within the company, including Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, and VP of Operations. Earlier in his career, he was a captain for a freight airline and Flight Instructor at a flight school. Alex is type rated in the Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Beechjet and King Air 350 aircraft, logging over 6,000 hours of total flight time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas. LinkedIn Close Andy Tretiak Chief Marketing Officer Andy Tretiak Chief Marketing Officer Andy Tretiak has over 28 years of experience leading marketing, strategic planning and brand development for consumer and business-to-business brands. As CMO for Airshare, Andy leads the company's branding, strategic marketing and communications efforts. Prior to joining Airshare, he was managing partner and co-founder of the digital marketing agency Brand Propulsion. He previously was CMO of Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City, where he was the architect of the team's highly successful rebrand in 2010. Earlier in his career, Andy spent several years in sports marketing, brand activation and advertising. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Missouri. LinkedIn Close Dylan Haynie Chief Revenue Officer Dylan Haynie Chief Revenue Officer Dylan Haynie brings more than 24 years of aviation industry experience and a results-driven, achievement-oriented focus to the company's leadership team. He manages and directs Airshare's sales team to secure new business across all facets of our business, including Aircraft Management, Fractional Ownership, EMBARK Jet Cards, and Charter Services. Prior to joining the company in 2018, Dylan served as sales director for Embraer and vice president of sales at Flexjet. He holds a juris doctor and bachelor of business administration from Baylor University. LinkedIn Close Josh Johnson Chief Financial Officer Josh Johnson Chief Financial Officer Josh Johnson has over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, research, and enterprise risk services. He joined Airshare from NIC, Inc., where he served as vice president and corporate controller. Josh currently serves on the supervisory committee of CommunityAmerica Credit Union and the Accounting Advisory Board of the University of Kansas. He holds an undergraduate degree and a master's degree in accounting & information systems from the University of Kansas. LinkedIn Close Kate Gruell Sr. Vice President of Customer Experience Kate Gruell Senior Vice President of Customer Experience Kate Gruell joined Airshare in 2022 and has spent her entire career in the hospitality industry, developing an expertise in enhancing the customer experience and optimizing programming, technology, design features, and brand loyalty for top luxury hotel chains including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott International. Prior to joining Airshare, she designed and executed customer experience initiatives for more than 7,000 Marriott hotels worldwide across multiple brands. Kate is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the customer journey for our customers and she will also assist in evolving and promoting Airshare’s family-oriented culture to attract and retain the best talent in private aviation. Kate has a master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland, was a graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Professional Development Program in Leadership from Cornell University and received her undergrad in Hotel and Catering Management from Strathyclyde Business School. LinkedIn Close Lori Harlow Vice President, Accounting & Administration Lori Harlow Vice President, Accounting & Administration Lori Harlow joined Airshare in 2009 as Accounting Manager and was promoted to Controller in 2011. In 2015, Lori was promoted to Vice President of Accounting and Controller. Prior to joining Airshare, Lori started her career in public accounting and served both business and individual clients in tax, accounting, and attestation services before serving as a senior financial analyst at Sprint and then as an inventory accounting supervisor at Embarq. She holds designations both as a CPA and as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Lori holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Baker University. LinkedIn Close Brian Jewell Vice President, Training, Compliance & Strategy Brian Jewell Vice President, Training, Compliance & Strategy Brian Jewell, Vice President of Training, Compliance and Strategy, has over 25 years of aviation experience and has gained nearly 12,000 hours of flight time as a pilot. Brian oversees high-level initiatives related to pilot training, company compliance, crew resources and long-term strategies. These initiatives will ensure company training is maintained to the highest quality, FAA/DOT compliance is always ensured, operational efficiencies are realized, and enhanced processes and systems are discovered and deployed. Brian's previous experience includes roles as an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and a pilot for U.S. Express and Trans World Airlines (later becoming American Airlines). He holds a bachelor of science degree from Kansas State University. LinkedIn Close Chase Martin Vice President of Charter Sales Close Steve Blanck General Counsel Steve Blanck General Counsel Steve Blanck joined Airshare in 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in private aviation. Prior to joining Airshare, Steve was a Partner in a local private practice where he specialized in assisting businesses and high-net-worth individuals buy and sell aircraft. He specialized in structuring acquisitions to maximize tax benefits. He holds a master of laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Missouri Kansas City, a law degree from Washburn University and received his undergrad from Kansas State University. LinkedIn Close Gary Veer Sr. Director of Maintenance Gary Veer Sr. Director of Maintenance Gary P. Veer has over 40 years of working as a mechanic, inspector, and manager in aircraft maintenance. For the last 14 years have been with Airshare as the Director of Maintenance. Before coming to Airshare, he spent 18 years as DOM for several Air Ambulance operators maintaining rotor and fixed-wing aircraft. He has also spent time working in General Aviation as a manager of a 145 Repair Station. LinkedIn Close Quinn Hamon Chief Pilot Quinn Hamon Chief Pilot Quinn Hamon joined Airshare in 2012 and brings over 20 years of aviation experience. During his tenure with the company, he has held numerous positions, including Captain, Director of Safety, Director of Training, Check Airman, and Instructor. Quinn spearheaded the launch of the Challenger 350 Fractional Program within the Pilot Group. He is type-rated in the Phenom 100, 300 and Challenger 350. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington. LinkedIn Close Brandi Thomas Director of Marketing Brandi Thomas Director of Marketing Brandi Thomas joined Airshare in 2018 and brings nearly two decades of experience in advertising, marketing, and sponsorship activation. In her current role, she leads all day-to-day marketing initiatives, including lead generation and oversight of our CRM platform. Prior to joining Airshare, Brandi was the Community Programs Director for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer, where she successfully launched and ran the team's foundation – The Victory Project. Earlier in her career, Brandi spent several years as the sponsorship and brand manager for Garmin Fitness, including five years leading the company's Tour de France hospitality program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wichita State University. LinkedIn Close Brittany Broxterman Director of Human Resources Brittany Broxterman Director of Human Resources Brittany Broxterman joined Airshare in 2019 with over 20 years of Human Resources experience. Her career has allowed her to experience a wide range of industries, including union/non-union, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and now aviation. After pursuing her Liberal Art and Science at the University of Kansas, Brittany also chose to gain her PHR and SHRM-CP credentials to advance her H.R. education and focus further. She uses her multiple industry experience to bring insight into the practical and cultural aspects of Human Resources. LinkedIn Close Jared Porter Director of Safety Jared Porter Director of Safety Jared Porter brings over ten years of experience in aviation safety to Airshare, having served in various aviation safety roles within the government and commercial and private aviation industries throughout his career. Prior to joining the company, Jared was an Aviation Safety Consultant. He holds a bachelor's degree in Aviation Technology and a master's degree in Aviation Safety from the University of Central Missouri. LinkedIn Close Kyle McCracken Director of Flight Operations Kyle McCracken Director of Flight Operations Kyle McCracken has over 19 years of experience in private aviation. He has been with Airshare since 2010 and has held a number of positions within operations, including Manager of Owner Services, Manager of Flight Control and Director of Scheduling. Prior to Airshare, Kyle worked in scheduling at CitationAir, a fractional aircraft operator in Greenwich, CT. Kyle is a rated pilot with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from the University of Central Missouri. 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