I joined Mesinger Jet Sales in 2010 after a career in the entertainment industry. Attending NYU’s TISCH School for the Arts, I originally charted a course in filmmaking, and after graduating in 2002, I made the move to Los Angeles. I worked for the next eight years on movies and TV shows such as Something’s Gotta Give, Entourage and Ghost Whisperer. After years in the industry, I decided on a career change that allowed me the opportunity to work with my family and start my own family. My wife, Ayeisha, and I moved to Colorado to begin my career in aviation. I came to the business with life and work experiences with all different types of people and from all different regions of the country. Born in Houston, Texas, and also having lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, and Boulder, Colorado, I have learned to engage and understand people with an open mind and an understanding of different cultures and perspectives.
As the Director of Business Development for Mesinger Jet Sales, my jobs include leading our market research and valuation efforts. In partnership with our CFO, Sandra Mesinger, she and I have created pricing strategies that are constantly being evolved to an ever-fluid marketplace. Our efforts have created shorter selling cycles with maximum returns for our sales clients as well as setting correct expectations and achieving great buys for our acquisition clients. Additionally, I directly handle some of our sales and acquisition projects.
Information is power, and we work to provide the best data possible to our clients through extensive market research and detailed aircraft comparisons, whether they are buying or selling an aircraft. With the help of our technical director, I work to stay ahead of the curve on the details that affect aircraft values as we as an industry move in to the requirements for NextGen and future regulatory compliance, new communications systems and cabin upgrades. The data I collect in these regards gives our company the ability to filter and evaluate aircraft in a more efficient and productive manner. This in turn provides our clients with the knowledge that they need to make smart informed decisions about selling and/or acquiring an aircraft while not focusing solely on the price of a competitive or target aircraft but rather on the cumulative value. I communicate regularly with other brokers, dealers, manufacturers, attorneys and industry-valuation resources so that our company has a pulse on jet markets far beyond our competition.
I have served as a member of the StandardAero Customer Advisory Board from 2015-2018. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our sons, Redding and Malone. We enjoy traveling, hiking, dancing and listening to old records of James Brown and Jackie Wilson. I look forward to a long career in aviation, where, like my family, I can contribute and give back, and I am very proud to be a part of the Mesinger Jet Sales organization.