Led by a group of aviation, finance, and technology experts, the Jet Token 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.
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.
Head of Sales and Marketing
Brenda Paauwe-Navori has sold business jets valued in aggregate at over a billion dollars. Ms. Paauwe-Navori brings almost 20 years of senior leadership experience to our Board of Advisors and is one of the most respected sales, operations, and marketing experts in the world of aviation and aerospace. As senior partner at Antilles Genot & Partners and co-founder of GoGo Jet in the late 90’s, Brenda served as president and a cross-functional senior executive. Later, she was responsible for capturing significant market share growth in North America with FlexJet by Bombardier and held a vice president role for almost 5 years at Embraer Executive Jets. During her tenure at Embraer she led the MGM Resorts International Legacy 500 and Lineage 1000E transaction; a fleet purchase deal valued at over USD $350 million. Her extensive industry experience includes: hiring, marketing and sales, contract negotiation, customer service, finance and administration. Her role as Global Vice President of Bigelow Space Operations was focused on the B330 spacecraft and other space station hardware for the commercialization of lower Earth orbit and deep space missions. A few years ago, Brenda’s immediate family was also the subject of a major Walt Disney motion picture, the Million Dollar Arm. When she is not in the office or on an airplane, Brenda is an avid Equestrian showing her champion American Saddlebred horses or cheering for her daughter who also rides competitively.
Following eight successful years with Honda Aircraft Company as a manager of Sales Operations and Business Development, Patrick McNulty joins Jet Token as Vice President. 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.
Kienan Franklin joins Jet Token as a Sales Director, following six successful years focused on new aircraft sales of Cessna’s CitationJet series. Within weeks of joining Jet Token, Kienan has already distinguished himself by selling our first 25hr membership. 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.