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About

Founded in 2007, Boutique Air is an FAA-certified air carrier providing both scheduled and charter air service. At Boutique Air, we provide a genuine first-class experience for an economic price, making you feel at home. With a modern fleet of both Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 and Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, you will fly in a luxurious cabin and in a plane known for its world-class safety rating. Amenities feature reclining leather seats, power outlets, a pressurized cabin, and fly at top speeds of 300 mph. With us, convenience and elegance is at your fingertips. The airline services routes in Arizona, Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

 

Executive Team

Shawn Simpson
CEO

Shawn Simpson is the CEO and Chairman of Boutique Air and has worked in the commercial aviation industry for over ten years. Mr. Simpson began his professional career as a sailing instructor at Pacific Yachting in Santa Cruz and at Olympic Circle Sailing in Berkeley. He joined the non-profit GreenInfo Network providing geographic data support to community organizations as a GIS Analyst and at Xoom.com as a UNIX System Administrator. In 2000 Mr. Simpson joined Google's Engineering team where he helped monitor and scale Google's computing infrastructure. Mr. Simpson founded Boutique Air in 2009. He also directs Targaryen LLC, a real estate and equipment leasing corporation. Mr. Simpson attended the University of California, Santa Cruz (BA Biology, Environmental Studies) and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brian Kondrad
Vice President, Business Operations

With a decade of experience in airlines Mr. Kondrad supports the Business Operations of Boutique Air by overseeing Customer Service, Reservations, and Airline Partnerships. Mr. Kondrad has worked for Boutique Air since 2015 when he initiated the company's Las Vegas operations and subsequently, Mid-West operations before assuming his current role as Vice President of Business Operations. Prior to joining Boutique Air, Mr. Kondrad worked in the customer service division of Spirit Airlines. Mr. Kondrad holds degrees in Business Management and Project Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of the Andes, Colombia.

Daniel Lose
Vice President, Maintenance Operations

Daniel Lose provides leadership, advancement, and strategic planning for our maintenance operations to support the company's growth and profitability. Mr. Lose brings 20 years of experience gained across various levels of aircraft maintenance, logistics, and customer experience. Prior to joining Boutique Air, Mr. Lose directed maintenance operations of a multi-site Part 145 Repair Station. Mr. Lose is a United States Air Force Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management & Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Victor Coker
Vice President of Commerce

Victor brings 10+ years of experience implementing results-oriented business processes with a track record of delivering top performance for Fortune 100 business segments. His data-driven approach provides critical operational intelligence necessary for Boutique Air to make strategic product and market decisions. Victor leverages his financial, scientific, and technical expertise to set high standards for operational excellence. He has led highly efficient cross-functional teams in the successful positioning of numerous products and brands in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device arenas. Victor has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Danny Looney
Director of Operations

Mr. Looney is a lifelong aviation enthusiast. He started flying when he was 14 years old and has kept the passion for his love of aviation going for over 40 years and looking for many more years to share and mentor with the new generation of airline hopefuls. Attending college at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR, Danny flew corporate aircraft and never stopped pursuing his passion while studying Accounting. With college completed he continued flying corporate aircraft until he began flying commercially at the age of 25. At the age of 28, Danny was one of the youngest B727 Captains in the USA. Accumulating over 10 years of commercial flying he had logged more than 10,000 hours and decided to venture into the management side of the airline industry. He accepted an Assistant Chief Pilot position and over the next few years advanced himself to Vice President of Flight Operations. Overall, Danny spent 20 years with this airline before accepting a similar position with another FAA 121 airline. Danny has held several FAA mandated 119 positions and managed several thousand Pilots, Flight Attendants, Dispatchers, Schedulers and support staff during his almost 30 years of commercial airline management experience.

Philip Seelenbacher
Director of Finance

Philip has worked the past 25 years in Finance and Accounting for both large and small businesses across publishing, manufacturing, software and SAAS. His main focus is in automation and systems integration with a wide range of skills and knowledge across many CRM, ERP and other accounting and management applications. With this focus on the business management tech stack as well as cloud computing and storage he has leveraged and supplemented existing systems to eliminate manual and redundant processes to speed up work flows and increase accuracy. This reduces the time it takes to get actionable information and data into the hands of department managers and executive leadership. In recent years he has developed a successful track record of driving global transformation, executing large-scale projects and building high-performing growth initiatives. Philip's background has also included f skills and extensive knowledge across investor relations, FP&A, contract negotiations, crisis management, risk abatement, and strategic planning.

Bishara Habash
Director of Maintenance

With over 20 years of aircraft maintenance operations experience, Bishara Habash oversees all of Boutique Air’s aircraft maintenance activities, including line and base maintenance functions, aircraft reliability, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Habash has worked at several of the worlds largest air carriers including United, Northwest and Delta Airlines where he served in various roles as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Control Manager, Chief Inspector and Technical Operations Manager. Bishara attended Northrop Institute of Technology and Purdue University and holds an A&P license and Lean Six Sigma certifications as well.

Lauren Mahan
Director of Human Resources

Lauren Mahan leads the Human Resource and Payroll Departments for Boutique Air. Lauren has over 20 years of Part 145 Repair Station leadership experience in human resources and operational roles. She started her aviation career at Texas Pneumatic Systems as Human Resource Manager overseeing company communications, payroll, employee relations, benefits administration and Drug & Alcohol training. Lauren attended the University of Central Missouri and holds a BA in Management. Lauren and her family reside in North Texas and are University of Oklahoma football and softball fans. .

Bryan Wakelin
Director of Safety

Bryan has been working in the airline industry for over a decade. In his most recent role prior to joining Boutique Air, he led a safety team at Southwest Airlines and fostered collaboration between workgroups on safety initiatives. During his time in the airlines, he has been a Customer Service Agent, Reservations Support Agent, technology geek, data analyst, and a Boutique Air pilot and instructor. In addition to his practical experience, he has a Civil Aviation Management Diploma from the International Air Transport Association and an Aviation Safety and Security Certificate from the University of Southern California.

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