With over two decades of experience in creating highly innovative air carriers in ways that have improved air travel for millions, Alex Wilcox now serves as CEO of JetSuite – a private jet airline which launched operations in 2009. In co-founding JetSuite in 2006, Alex brought new technology and unprecedented value to an industry in dire need of it. JetSuite is a launch customer for the Embraer Phenom 100, an airplane twice as efficient and more comfortable than other jets performing its missions. Also a founder of JetBlue, Alex was a driving force behind many airline industry changing innovations, including the implementation of LiveTV on board and all leather coach seating. Alex was also named a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
With a background that spans over a decade in the financial services and management consulting industries, Keith Rabin has served as President of JetSuite since its 2009 inception. Prior to co-founding JetSuite, Keith was a Partner at New York based hedge fund Verity Capital, where he was responsible for portfolio management and the development of Verity’s sector shorting strategy. Previously, he worked as a management consultant focused on corporate strategy for The Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte Consulting in diverse industries including transportation, financial services, industrial and consumer goods. At Boston Consulting Group, Keith was selected for the prestigious Ambassador Program and was posted to Zurich for one year. His startup experience includes developing the business plan and launching a KKR funded procurement company, where he focused on strategy and business development. Keith holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where the Office of the President named him a Fleet Scholar. He graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an MBA focused on Finance and Strategy from the Columbia University Business School.
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Brian Coulter served as a General Duties-Pilot in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and retired as a Squadron Leader after nearly 16 years of service. He flew helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, was a member of the formation aerobatic team, and was decorated with the Air Force Cross. Upon his departure from the Air Force, Brian was a Boeing-737 Captain and Director of Safety at Air South Airlines. Later, he became a startup member at WinAir Airlines and then JetBlue Airways, where he wrote a number of the early technical publications for flight operations and led JetBlue’s pioneering use of electronic flight bags. Brian was JetBlue’s Director of Flight Standards for five years, and held the number one seniority position as an Airbus A320 Captain for eight years. At JetSuite, Coulter is responsible for the conduct of all flight operations.
VICE PRESIDENT, SALES
Dave Myrick brings over 25 years of profitable sales experience within the commercial airline industry to the JetSuite executive team. Serving as the company’s Vice President of Sales, he leads JetSuite’s sales team in its strategic and day-to-day efforts. Prior to JetSuite, Dave spent six years overseeing Sales and Alliances for United Airlines as Vice President of Sales, where he developed, expanded, and maintained revenue-generating opportunities through all sales channels in both North and South America. While at United, he played a critical role in the success of a joint venture with Lufthansa and Continental Airlines as a member of the Alliance Sales Board. Dave also served as Director of Sales for Northwest Airlines for seven years in both its retail and corporate divisions. With additional experience with British Airways, US Airways, and Piedmont Airlines, Dave has deep experience in aviation. Dave holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and resides with his family in Southern California.
VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNICAL AND SYSTEMS OPERATIONS
Formerly JetBlue's Director System Operations, Frank Buratti holds nearly 30 years of operations experience in the aviation sector and has overseen maintenance for hundreds of high-utilization commercial jets. During his 14+ year JetBlue career, Frank was responsible for the airline’s day-to-day operation in addition to overall responsibility for line maintenance, maintenance control and heavy maintenance. He previously served as Deputy Maintenance Manager at El Al Israel, Avionics Technician at Pan American Airlines, and in the United States Air Force as a Crew Chief on the F5. Frank holds a Bachelors Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from The College of Aeronautics and an MBA in Aviation Management from Dowling College.