BOSTON, July 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Magellan Jets announced today the hiring of four executives as part of its continued commitment to becoming a leading aviation solutions provider. With more than 100 years of experience, the new management will continue to advance the company’s focus on customer service, superior products and reliability, and technologies to improve aviation. New leadership roles include Matthew Harris, Vice President, Chief Operating Officer; Josh Lesnick, Chief Marketing Officer; Terrance Truta, Chief Technology Officer; and Todd GoldsteinVice President of Sports & Entertainment Aviation Sales.
“We are excited to bring Matthew, Josh, Terry, and Todd on board to grow and expand our company in exciting new ways,” said Magellan Jets CEO and founder. Joshua Hebert. “These exciting additions to the Magellan family bring a wealth of aviation and hospitality experience that will help us expand and improve every aspect of our customer base.”
Magellan Jets President Anthony Tivnan He added, “The private aviation market is going through major changes and transformations. With our strong and stable foundation, these esteemed executives will place us in a unique position to differentiate our services and provide consistency and superior value to our customers in all their aviation needs.” “
Matthew HarrisExecutive VP, Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Harris, the industry’s most respected veteran, will be responsible for all of Magellan’s customer and team activities, day-to-day operations, and customer retention. He will also ensure that Magellan continues to improve the company’s security for all retail systems.
Prior to joining the company, Harris served as Vice President of NetJets, where he led owner and staff operations for 14 years for more than 5,000 corporate and luxury customers and jet owners. Harris also served as Chief Operating Officer of Milestone Aviation Group, the world’s largest international military aircraft and leasing business.
Josh Lesnick, Chief Commercial Officer
Josh Lesnick joins Magellan Jets as Chief Commercial Officer, overseeing all sales, marketing, customer loyalty/rewards, and partnership initiatives. With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he has served as President of Collective Retreats-a leading hospitality company, CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels, Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of Wyndham Hotels Group, and head of global customer loyalty. North America advertising for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Lesnick has also led the development and rollout of numerous award-winning clients and rewards programs, including Starwood Preferred Guest, Wyndham Rewards, Hyatt Gold Passport and Audience Reward – The Official Reward programs of Broadway and the Arts.
Terrence Truta, Chief Technology Officer
Terrence Truta will join Magellan Jets in September as Chief Technology Officer. With more than 25 years of technology, product management and infrastructure experience, Terrence will be responsible for enhancing Magellan’s guest experience and service experience through innovative technology solutions and new platforms.
Truta most recently served as SVP of Product Management and CTO of Wheels Up. Earlier in his career, he was Chief Technology Officer of Marquis Jet Partners (acquired by NetJets in 2010) and Development Manager of WebMD Health Corporation.
Todd Goldstein, Senior Vice President of Aviation Solutions, Director of Sports & Entertainment
Todd Goldstein comes to Magellan Jets with over twenty years of experience in the Private Aviation industry. As the company looks to expand into new markets, Todd will focus on building Magellan’s Sports & Entertainment presence and growing its corporate account.
Prior to his position at Magellan, Todd spent 18 years at MarquisJet/NetJets, where he started and ran their golf program and was a Senior Sales Executive in the NY Metro area.
About the Magellan Jets
Magellan Jets and a Boston-a private aviation solutions provider built on a commitment to three core values: Excellence in Safety, Deep Care, and Create Amazing. Founded in 2008, the current brand of Magellan Jets offers Aircraft Sales & Management, Jet Card Ownership, Membership, and On-Demand Charter services, all designed to provide the unique freedoms and services travelers demand. Magellan and its FAA-certified Flight Support department ensure that everything is organized to exceed guests’ expectations. Safety, security, privacy, and an unwavering commitment to hospitality excellence combine with the world’s most well-managed and proven network to allow travelers to experience private aviation the way it should be – in private.
SOURCE Magellan Jets