The JetHQ Leadership Team
The JetHQ team is trusted worldwide for their experience and accomplishments. The team includes experts in OEM aircraft sales of a range of business jets and turboprop aircraft and pilots with tens of thousands of hours of flying time. We want to be your trusted partner, let’s get started.
Ted Farid, Chairman
Ted Farid joined JetHQ as the company’s first Chairman. Mr. Farid has 47 years of global aviation leadership experience from some of the world’s leading OEMs including, Cessna, Bombardier Learjet and most recently Hawker Beechcraft. His experience brings sophisticated expertise and extensive global relationships to JetHQ clients.
Gene Rainville, Chief Advisor
Gene Rainville joined JetHQ as an Advisor to the company in 2017. A graduate of Colby College, Waterville, Maine, Gene was a senior sales executive with Cessna, Falcon Jet, and Gulfstream over a span of twenty-five years. Gene has been a mentor to some of the top sales personnel in the industry.
Garett Jerde, Founder and Managing Director
Garett founded JetHQ with the intention to close the gap in service between buying a new aircraft from a manufacturer and buying a used aircraft. The company was founded on the believe trust is the most important part of any transaction.
Allan Stanton, President and Co Owner
Allan Stanton joined JetHQ as the Co-Owner in 2017 and has taken on the role of President.
In his current role, Allan is responsible for leading the company’s overall global sales efforts. Allan is a trusted Aviation Professional with a very good track record selling aircraft over the past 15 years.
Butch’s passion for aviation began when he entered Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School after graduating from Henderson State University. He soon became a Navy Pilot and subsequently served as a Mission Commander and Aircraft Commander in VQ-1 Flying EP-3’s reconnaissance aircraft in Vietnam, Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. After Vietnam, Butch returned to Pensacola Florida as a Navy flight instructor. After leaving the Navy Butch became an airline pilot for Frontier Airlines flying B737’s and MD-80’s. He holds an ATP certificate with numerous turbo-jet type ratings and has accumulated over 10,000 hours of flight time.
Originally from Tampa, Florida, Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in Airway Science, Professional Pilot Curriculum, from the University of Central Texas. He holds FAA pilot’s licenses for Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI, CFII, and MEI. Chris started his aviation sales career in 1994 as a demonstration pilot and Sales Director for a Florida based Mooney dealer.
Rebecca Johnson, Vice President Sales – Europe
After graduating from San Jose State university, Rebecca has seen a dynamic career working with many of the large OEM’s. During her time at Hawker Beechcraft she was part of the demonstration team and later transferred to Switzerland, where she would take part in training and demos for pilots and clients all over Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India. After being promoted to Base Manager and Senior Demonstration Captain, she supervised all pilot training, scheduling and operations of demonstration aircraft.
Tuncel Gunenc, Vice President Sales – Turkey
Army Lt. Col. (Ret) Tuncel Gunenc joined Altay Cu (Turkey) in 1989 and served as the Vice President for the Altay Group of Companies until 2005. Tuncel was responsible for the sale of new Beechcraft King Airs and Beechjets during this time. Tuncel later joined Delta-Eko Aviation Co as the Director of the Business Aircraft Division up until August 2011. During his tenure at Delta-Eko Aviation, Tuncel was responsible for the sale of Hawker and Gulfstream aircraft – many transactions comprising of Gulfstream G450’s and G550’s
Tejan Fadlu-Deen, Vice President – Africa
Tejan Fadlu-Deen Joined Jet HQ as Vice President for Africa and will take on the responsibility for promoting the JetHQ brand across the African continent.
He has been in the transportation, aviation and logistics industry for over 20 years and has first-hand experience of living and operating in most African countries.
Dipankar Jha, Sales Director
Dipankar is originally from Jamshedpur, India and is presently based at New Delhi. He is graduate of the National Defense Academy, Pune and has flown helicopters for the Indian Air Force.
Since leaving the Indian Air Force in 2005, Dipankar has been associated with the aviation industry in India in various roles. He has been involved with Aircraft Operations and Sales as part of the dealership team in India representing Bell Helicopter and Textron Aviation.
Nathan de Kock, Sales Director
Originally from East London, South Africa, Nathan holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Information Technology from the University of Wales. After working in the UK for two years, Nathan joined the largest privately owned company in South Africa, The Kempston Group, where he implemented many project management processes and methodologies for the IT and agricultural communities and successfully managed multiple cross-functional projects.
Nicola Pike, Vice President of Contracts & Business Development
Nicola originates from the North West of England, United Kingdom. Nicola holds a Bachelor’s degree in German language and literature from the University of London. Nicola joined British Aerospace in 1984 as a contracts officer, initially working on military contracts, progressing to commercial manager for special mission variants of the Hawker aircraft for both British Aerospace and Raytheon.
Glyn Tackett, Sales Manager
A native of Wichita, Kansas, Glyn has spent the majority of his life around the aviation industry.
His responsibilities at JetHQ include developing and maintaining business partnerships, market research, and providing support for the sales team.
Melissa has over 15 years of human resources experience finding top talent for global brands such as Starbucks Coffee Company and Wyndham Worldwide. She is results driven, strategically focused leader with an ability to provide innovative solutions for global organizations. Proven leadership in developing and retaining strong business partnerships that are focused on the right work at the right time to help move the business forward.
Adriana Potter began her aviation career in Mexico in 1983, just after finishing high school. She worked for 20 years with Aerolineas Executivas, a large aircraft sales, maintenance and management firm in Mexico, where she advanced through various positions and learned all aspects of the business aviation industry. She achieved her degree in marketing in 1989, and was then promoted to aircraft sales at Aerolineas.
Roxy Rosales, Sales Administrator
Originally from Manila, Philippines, Roxane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Management from St. Joseph’s College Manila. Roxane joined Hawker Beechcraft in 2009 as a Sales Administrator supporting Europe Middle East and Africa Region and remained in this role through the company’s transition from Beechcraft Corporation to Textron Aviation.