Global Jet Capital has announced the appointment of Tom Mekis as Head of Asset Management.
In his new ro le, Mekis will be responsible for Global Jet Capital’s asset management strategy, bringing the Company’s business aviation expertise to bear for its customers, monitoring aircraft in the Company’s portfolio and redeploying post-lease aircraft. Prior to his appointment to lead the Asset Management function, Mekis served as senior aircraft sales director for the Company since 2015.
Before joining Global Jet Capital, Mekis was president of Piedmont Aircraft Company, a sales and brokerage firm he founded in 2009 that specialized in the Beechcraft family of aircraft. Prior to that he was VP of Aircraft Sales, Charter and Maintenance for Landmark Aviation, the second largest general aviation provider in the U.S. Earlier in his career, he held a series of increasingly senior positions related to aircraft sales and marketing with Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation.
Mekis is a multi-engine, instrument rated pilot and holds a B.S. in Marketing from Oklahoma State University.
“Tom’s extensive experience in all areas of business aviation, along with his intimate knowledge of Global Jet Capital, make him a perfect fit for this critical role” said Vivek Kaushal, president and COO of Global Jet Capital. “It’s a natural step forward for Tom and we’re excited to see him take it on.”