The JetHQ Leadership Team

Our team of expert aircraft brokers is trusted worldwide for their experience and accomplishments. Bringing decades of aviation experience, JetHQ has specialists in OEM aircraft sales, maintenance technicians and pilots with tens of thousands of hours of flying time. Let us begin our latest long-standing business relationship with you.

Ted Farid

Ted Farid

Chairman

Ted’s 50-year career in aviation reads like a who’s who of business aviation titans, serving in leadership positions for iconic manufacturers including Cessna, Bombardier Learjet and Beechcraft. It spans eras ranging from small aircraft sold on handshake deals to the multi-aircraft flight departments of international corporations and governments.

Garett Jerde

Garett Jerde

Founder and Managing Director

Flying all over the world and serving as a manufacturer’s internationally based sales director gave Garett a detailed perspective into to the world of aircraft transactions. He recognized that customers in the preowned market weren’t receiving the same level of service and information as those buying new from OEMs. He founded JetHQ to change that.

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

President EMEA

Rebecca may have grown up in California and gone to San Jose State University, but her career has long since taken her past her Golden State roots. She’s been a demonstration pilot all over the world as part of Hawker Beechcraft. As a corporate pilot, she flew various VIPs to their global business destinations. She’s been in charge of Gulfstream’s sales territory in southern Europe.

Rohit Kapur

Rohit Kapur

President Asia

After an illustrious career in the Indian Army, flying helicopters for almost 20 years, Rohit decided to hang up his boots and moved to the world of civil aviation in 2003. He has served in numerous leadership roles within business aviation since, including as CEO and company founder.

Chris Morales

Chris Morales

President Latin America

Chris has 30 years in direct aviation sales and management including international experience throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. He has sold nearly every major manufacturer, with deep experience in Hawker, Beechcraft and Cessna. He’s effectively coordinated hundreds of sales, from first-time owner/operators to large flight departments needing bigger aircraft.

David Coppock

David Coppock

President North America

David didn’t grow up in a flying household, but he still caught the pilot bug at an early age through family friends. That mentorship led to a lifetime of flying nearly everything and anything, from military to private to commercial. It taught him a philosophy that there’s no better way to see the country than in the front seat of a small airplane.

Butch Lang

Butch Lang

Executive Vice President

What’s the most interesting aspect of Butch’s background? It might be as a Navy Pilot, flying reconnaissance missions in Vietnam. Or logging more than 10,000 hours of flight time as a commercial pilot. Maybe it’s the 30 years of aircraft sales where he’s closed more than 250 transactions worth more than $500 million.

Kani Saritas

Kani Saritas

Vice President of Sales

Before joining JetHQ, Kani closed multi-million dollar MRO deals, increased market share by double digits and oversaw a massive production site revenue jump. He takes over the Middle East and Africa sales territory having served aviation clients and companies well for 15 years, adding value to transactions and creating long-term business relationships.

Sanjeev Choudhary

Sanjeev Choudhary

Vice President of Sales

Sanjeev brings more than 15 years’ experience in aviation sales, most recently as President of Business Development at Arrow Aircraft in New Delhi. Choudhary also served in the Indian Army for 25 years prior to his business career.

Cole White

Cole White

Vice President of Sales

Cole’s leadership traits come through no matter where he’s been. As a tank platoon leader, on the baseball diamond or within aviation sales, he’s developed a rapport with others, who trust him in big spots. He leads JetHQ’s central and mountain west U.S. sales territories.

Sonya Sheldon

Sonya Sheldon

Vice President of Sales

As with many of her JetHQ colleagues, Sonya has had an aviation-filled career, including as a corporate pilot and flight test engineer, before transitioning to sales. She was most recently a Senior Sales Engineer with Gulfstream, developing vast connections within business aviation. She handles JetHQ’s East Coast sales territory.

Mauro Rosso

Mauro Rosso

Vice President of Sales Europe

Mauro has lived his life in aviation, starting from the engineering side and working with major airlines before joining the sales side of private aviation. He delivers technical acumen and strategic support for JetHQ clients in Europe, with extensive experience serving Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker buyers.

Gabriela Perez de Leon

Gabriela Perez de Leon

Sales Director

Gabriela grew up around business aviation, sharing her pilot father’s passion for the industry she’s worked in for more than 20 years. She oversees transactions in Mexico, joining JetHQ after 15 years as the principal of Mondo Aereo, an executive aviation services company located in Toluca, Mexico.

Jill Plumb

Jill Plumb

Vice President of Marketing

Successful results require more than a small amount of behind-the-scenes work. Some of Jill’s greatest moments in aviation have come from her dedication to the details. That meant coordinating the nearly simultaneous landing of six aircraft flown from different locations to meet golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson as well as being part of a life-saving disaster relief effort bringing supplies to Haiti.

Josh Tremain

Josh Tremain

Vice President of Contracts and Business Development

A seasoned aircraft transactions specialist, Josh comes to the company with more than 12 years of aviation experience as an escrow agent. He also serves as a unit training manager for the Oklahoma Air National Guard on a part-time basis.

Kyle Evans

Kyle Evans

General Counsel

Kyle has more than a decade of legal experience, working for Oklahoma City law firms, where he practiced civil law for individual and corporate clients in commercial matters. He specialized in contract and insurance law.

Nathan de Kock

Nathan de Kock

Vice President of Operations

Boasting over a decade of private aviation experience, Nathan returns to JetHQ to oversee operations, coordinating with and assisting other sales professionals. He most recently served in worldwide sales at a leading aviation company, based in Dubai.

Steven Pinkerton

Steven Pinkerton

Director of Operations

Learning an aircraft’s history can be a bit like doing detective work. For someone like Steven, who comes from a technical background, that means hunting down documents and talking to the right people to find out the aircraft’s true story. The smallest detail that isn’t quite right might stop a transaction or change a recommendation to a client.

Aman Kapur

Aman Kapur

Sales Manager

Aman may be one of JetHQ’s younger sales managers, but he has acquired a wealth of life experience. Growing up as the son of a helicopter pilot in India, he graduated from the prestigious Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. There in Florida he learned to fly – and skydive – while entering aviation’s business community.

Amelia Schaefer

Amelia Schaefer

Sales Manager

Amelia uses her natural data mining skills to investigate and harness the information to accommodate client needs. As Sales Manager, she supports JetHQ operations by delivering the information, metrics and marketplace analysis that give clients the best value in the aircraft transaction industry. She previously served as an analyst for a leading business aircraft market research company.

Laurie Zahniser

Laurie Zahniser

Manager of Market Research

Laurie creates and oversees the invaluable market analysis and data JetHQ clients depend on. She has been immersed in the business aviation world, developing the deep connections everyone in a transaction benefits from and comes from a background as a research manager for a major aviation information provider.

Roxy Rosales

Roxy Rosales

Marketing Manager

Roxy is a Marketing Manager based at JetHQ Dubai where she assists the company and its marketing team with some administrative and professional assignments. She ensures that each team member can be more-focused on carrying out on his or her primary responsibilities, and therefore be more effective and productive in driving company objectives.

Jennifer Steakin

Jennifer Steakin

Market Analyst

Jennifer has extensive experience researching and reviewing aircraft documentations and sales data. Before joining JetHQ she spent five years in a research position at a leading aviation analytical and market research company.