Led by a group of aviation, finance, and technology experts, the Jet AI Aviation executive team is executing on a vision to bring exclusive, hassle free, and comfortable private jet travel to the Southwestern United States.
Mike Winston, CFA began his career in 1999 with Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation and later worked as a portfolio manager at Millennium Partners LP where for five years he and a colleague managed a $1 billion merger arbitrage and event driven capital allocation. In 2012, he formed the Sutton View Group of companies, an alternative asset management platform where he advised one of the largest academic endowments in the world. He co-led a successful activist litigation against the board of Dole Foods in its management led buyout and obtained a 35% increase in total consideration on behalf of all stockholders. Institutional Investor Magazine has recognized Mr. Winston for professional excellence; he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on CNBC. Mr. Winston received an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Columbia Business School in 2005, and a BA in Economics from Cornell University in 1999. While at Cornell he studied for a year at the London School of Economics and at age 18 won a $1 million prize from IBM for his first startup company. Mr. Winston is a CFA Charterholder, and a member of the Economic Club of New York.
Chief Executive Officer
George Murnane has over 20 years of senior executive experience, including 14 years as a Chief Operating Officer and/or Chief Financial Officer, in the air transportation and aircraft industry, including for ImperialJet S.a.l (CEO 2013-2019), VistaJet Holdings, S.A. (COO and Acting CFO, 2008), Mesa Air Group (CFO, 2002-2007), North-South Airways (COO and CFO, 2000-2002), International Airline Support Group (Executive Vice President, COO and CFO, 1996-2002) and Atlas Air, Inc. (Executive Vice President and COO, 1995-1996). From 2009 until he joined our company, Mr. Murnane was a managing partner of Barlow Partners, a consulting services firm providing operational and financial management, merger and acquisition, financing and restructuring expertise to industrial and financial companies. Mr. Murnane received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.
Chief Operating Officer
Patrick McNulty, COO, continues his career at Jet AI Aviation following eight successful years with Honda Aircraft Company as a manager of Sales Operations and Business Development. Mr. McNulty is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on the HondaJet. While with Honda Aircraft, Mr. McNulty led the development of a robust sales engineering team and was instrumental in product development and market analysis for the manufactuer. Prior to Honda Aircraft Company, he worked in the aircraft engine division of Rolls-Royce North America and at light jet manufacturer Eclipse Aviation. Mr. McNulty is a graduate of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (BS Aerospace Engineering, MBA Aviation) and resides in Henderson, NV with his wife and two children. He is an avid fan of Formula 1 and enjoys golfing in his free time.
Vice President of Sales
Kienan Franklin, VP of sales, continues his career at Jet AI Aviation following six successful years focused on new aircraft sales of Cessna’s CitationJet series. Since joining Jet AI Aviation, Kienan has already been promoted reflecting his exceptional skill with sales and customer relationships. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2011 with a BA in marketing and resides in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and two children. In his free time, Kienan enjoys skiing, hunting, and all things outdoors with his family.
Cirrus Aviation Services is by far the largest private jet management company in Las Vegas with more flights and aircraft than our direct competitors combined. The Cirrus Aviation team has been managing and operating aircraft – commercially and privately – for more than 40 years. The family-owned business is run by President & CEO Greg Woods and Director of Operations Mark Woods, two brothers who mastered the details and demands of the aviation industry and built the foundation for Cirrus Aviation.