SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- XOJET, the leader in on-demand private jet charter services, today announced the appointment of James Henderson to the role of Chief Business Officer. Mr. Henderson brings to XOJET more than 20 years of experience in general management, commercial operations leadership and business transformation. Mr. Henderson also possesses an extensive background and proven track record in businesses that serve the Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) community.
At XOJET, Mr. Henderson will lead the Brand, Marketing and Partnerships teams while also serving as a strategic partner to the CEO and other commercial leaders. Fully integrated within XOJET's bicoastal operations, Mr. Henderson will maintain an active presence in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
"It's astounding to see the progress XOJET has demonstrated over the past 10 years, and I am honored to join this extraordinary company at such an exciting inflection point," said James Henderson. "XOJET has pioneered a better, smarter way for sophisticated clients to consume private jet travel, and I look forward to working with this outstanding team to deepen client engagement and expand our range of services as the leading provider of private aviation solutions."
Prior to XOJET, Mr. Henderson served as President & Chief Executive Officer – Americas for the Ferretti Group, a leading vertically-integrated yacht manufacturer. At Ferretti, he was responsible for overseeing brand building, client development, sales and service operations. Before Ferretti Group, Mr. Henderson worked with a range of luxury goods and premium consumer products businesses, including five years with the Red Bull Sauber Petronas F1 team managing commercial operations.
XOJET President & CEO Brad Stewart commented, "After delivering record profitability in 2015, XOJET celebrated its 10 year anniversary by taking its seat at the table as one of the top three private jet companies in North America. Our vision and momentum has allowed us to attract great leadership talent such as James. James brings to XOJET a unique combination of world-class commercial leadership experience and a distinctive understanding of the luxury consumer. He also fully embodies the XOJET leadership mantra 'good people, good at their jobs.'"
Mr. Henderson received his MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
XOJET, a TPG portfolio company founded in 2006, has become the industry's premier private aviation services company, serving more than 7,000 clients worldwide. Our unique business model combines the flexibility of on-demand flying with a world-class service and operations infrastructure that is dedicated to providing the highest levels of client service at every point of their travel experience. We create custom flight solutions for businesses and individuals, with a focus on serving the most sophisticated private aviation flyers from finance, technology and entertainment sectors. XOJET's commitment to safety leadership has earned the highest safety ratings in the industry. XOJET is the only business aviation provider to rank either #1 or #2 in all twelve ARG/US Platinum safety-rating categories. XOJET is the first and only private aviation operator to enable its entire fleet of Citation X and Challenger 300 jets with complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi Internet connectivity. XOJET is also an active member of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Presidents Council. For more information, please visit www.xojet.com
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