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.
Joining JetHQ as its Vice President of Sales, focusing on the western United States, David has been able to connect all of the dots of his career into whatever his clients need. He’s worked directly with OEMs in leadership roles at Bombardier, Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft. Most recently, he was responsible for business development, fleet planning and flight department operations at Mente Group.
A combat veteran with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, he has more than 6,000 flight hours on fighters, business aircraft and airliners. He’s flown aerobatics and currently enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including riding adventure motorcycles, hiking and playing golf. He’s graduate of the University of Iowa and is based in Arizona.