May 18, 2022
JetHQ adds new executives
As Kansas City, Mo.,-based aircraft broker JetHQ marks its 10th anniversary, it has announced a series of promotions and additions to its sales and support teams, including the return of Nathan de Kock becoming its vice-president of operations.
“Establishing this position at JetHQ is an integral part of our growth from 50 transactions in 2021 to the sales levels we anticipate over the next few years,” said founder Garett Jerde. “Nathan began his career with JetHQ shortly after our founding, before branching out to other global sales positions, developing significant relationships and connections. His market insight, technical and operational experience will be critical to coordinate with and assist our other sales professionals.”
De Kock comes from serving as vice-president of worldwide sales at a leading aviation company based in Dubai, and having previously served the South Africa market. At JetHQ, de Kock will oversee all inbound aircraft under brokerage agreements and manage the company’s inventory aircraft. He and his team play a critical role in closing sales transactions and handling pre-buys. He will work out of JetHQ’s Tampa, Fla., office.
Steven Pinkerton has been promoted to director of operations. Formerly JetHQ’s technical manager, Pinkerton will manage all facets of operations, including aircraft pre-purchase inspections, aircraft inventory, program transference, acquisition strategy and execution and maintenance and refurbishment. He has worked at its Kansas City headquarters since 2019, coming from a background as a FAA-licensed aircraft engineer.
Amelia Schaefer has been promoted to sales manager, having previously served as market research manager. She has worked with aircraft market research companies in the past, developing expertise in real-time market analysis and aircraft sales trends.
Joining Schaefer in JetHQ’s Holmdel, N.J., office is Jennifer Steakin who comes to the company as a market analyst, having previously served as a research analyst at AMSTAT for five years. Steakin has extensive experience researching and reviewing aircraft documentations and sales data.
“JetHQ has grown in every way over the past 10 years,” Jerde said. “The team is larger than it has ever been with more than 20 employees, and we’re seeing significant areas of development in our Latin American and Asian markets. It is a pleasure to promote these leaders from within as well as bring in outstanding and talented individuals with the experience needed to serve our clients.”