TEAM - Sentient Jet

Sentient’s management team brings together a group of individuals with a wide range of backgrounds within the aviation and service industries. Their combined knowledge and expertise has provided Sentient with a management team that is second to none.

KENNETH C. RICCI

CHAIRMAN

Kenneth Ricci has spent over 30 years developing innovative services in the aviation industry. Beginning with the founding of Corporate Wings in 1980, Kenn led the success of many aviation entities, including Flight Options, Mercury Air Centers, Inertial Airline Services and Nextant Aerospace. Today, Kenn is the principal of Directional Aviation Capital, a private investment firm whose vision and experience bring a unique understanding to financing and enhancing the value of business aviation assets.

MICHAEL ROSSI

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mike Rossi began his aviation career at Corporate Wings in 1984 and has spent the last 25 years developing innovative business strategies within the industry. Mike also served as the President of Inertial Airline Services through 2001.

ANDREW COLLINS

PRESIDENT & CEO

As the President and CEO of Sentient Jet, Andrew Collins is responsible for a $350 million aviation business that has rapidly flourished over the last five years. Under his leadership the company has benefited from both a digital and business model transformation, in addition to an organizational restructuring. This includes re-positioning the brand, integrating a full suite of retail and wholesale technology applications, doubling Jet Card sales, and moving topline revenues by 60 percent, while also evolving Sentient into an EBITDA-positive entity.

PETER OCKERBLOOM

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND CLIENT DEVELOPMENT

In this role, Peter is responsible for the management of Sentient’s sales and client relations teams and strategy. Prior to joining Sentient Jet, Peter was Senior Vice President of Partner Solutions at Penn Foster, where he was responsible for delivering world-class training and development solutions to companies, students, and higher education institutions all over the world.

ADAM HOHULIN

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

In this role, Adam is responsible for the management of Sentient's Client Services, Flight Operations, Field Operations, Flight Safety and Flight Planning Teams. He joined Sentient in 2006.

CHARLES STARKOWSKY

CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER

In this role, Charles is responsible for the management of Sentient’s safety programs as well as working directly with the company’s Independent Safety Advisory Board. Prior to joining Sentient in 2004, Charles handled ground security and training for Midwest Airlines.

KIRSTEN LAMOTTE

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PARTNERSHIPS AND EVENTS

Prior to joining Sentient Jet in 2004, Kirsten was Senior Director of Marketing for Millsport Sports Marketing. She also held positions at Sports Illustrated, including Director of Sports Marketing and Promotions, as well as Olympic Manager.

ALAN WALSH

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLIENT SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE

In his role, Alan is responsible for Client Management and Experience. Alan Joined Sentient in May of 2019, having spent 20+ years in Customer Success roles at Dell Technologies and EMC Corporation, where he was most recently responsible for Global Business Strategy and Transformation for Dell Technologies Commercial Support Services.

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