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.

Butch Lang

Butch Lang

Vice President of Sales

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.

Chris Morales

Chris Morales

Vice President of Sales

An avid angler on Florida’s waters, Chris knows the first rule of the sport: go where the fish are. In his aviation career, he’s followed a similar directive, demoing and flying with customers all over the world while helping them make the right ownership decisions and closing deals.

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Vice President of Sales

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.

Walter Stark

Walter Stark

Vice President of Sales

When you’ve flown on ferry flights in an immersion suit from the UK to the tip of South America and New Caledonia in the South Pacific, holding a senior management position might seem like a less memorable aspect of your CV. But Walter’s vast aviation experience includes it all – from selling utility aircraft in the more remote areas of the world to working with the world’s leading business jet manufacturers and operators such as Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier Flexjet, and TAG Aviation.

John Daut

John Daut

Vice President of Sales

John has seen all facets of the aviation world. He’s sold memberships and cards with Marquis Jets; worked on both strategic projects (Asia, Insurance, corporate solutions) and as an individual contributor selling shares and cards with NetJets followed with whole aircraft sales at Nextant Aerospace. 

Dipankar Jha

Dipankar Jha

Sales Director

Dipankar didn’t just want to fly growing up – he wanted to be a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force. After receiving fixed-wing training, he switched to helicopters in the Air Force, finding their role in day-to-day situations more fascinating. That switch led Dipankar to search and rescue operations, including eight major disaster relief operations while in the Indian Air Force.

Nicola Pike

Nicola Pike

Vice President of Contracts & Business Development

There’s no such thing as a 9-to-5 day in Nicola’s world. Her morning may begin with an early call or transaction from the Asia-Pacific region or JetHQ’s Dubai headquarters. Then work continues with European colleagues before American agents start buzzing her UK-based office, possibly lasting well into the evening.

Jill Plumb

Jill Plumb

Vice President of Marketing & Sales Management

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.

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.

Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts

Sales Manager

Jamie has more than 15 years of aviation related experience, selling crucial navigation technology to the U.S. FAA and DOD, as well as airports throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has also provided consulting and strategic planning services for companies wanting to expand their marketing and sales efforts of traditional and NextGen aviation technologies within the U.S. and internationally.

Steven Pinkerton

Steven Pinkerton

Technical Analyst

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.

Roxy Rosales

Roxy Rosales

Sales Support

Roxy is a Sales Support Administrator based at JetHQ Dubai where she assists the company and its sales 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.