KinectAir was conceived by Jonathan, a lifelong aviator. After selling his drone software company, Skyward to Verizon in February of 2017, he assemble this team of aerospace and software experts to fulfill his dream of building a truly on-demand flight network.
Ben is a multiple startup company veteran who has built teams and brought products to market. Technologies include a fixed-wing UAS, SaaS image processing, and AI based insights on big data. He formerly worked at Intel Visual/Parallel Group.
Chief Experience Officer
Lisa Christensen joins Kinect Air following her 20 year Air Force career most recently piloting Special Air Missions for the top brass in Washington and running “America’s Airfield” as the 89th Operations Support Squadron Commander. A combat veteran, Instructor pilot, retired Lt Col Christensen has over 3300 hours flying the C-17, Gulfstream III, V and 550. She brings the same commitment to excellence to the Kinect Air customer experience.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
After working on the domes of the new Google HQ in Mountainview, John left architecture for tech, joining ML DevOps provider, Paperspace (YC W15). As a seasoned event producer, his hospitality mindset ensures that KA’s core product meets the highest standards of excellence across every aspect of our brand.
INVESTORS & ADVISORS
Gur is a veteran of the tech industry who most recently served as Amazon’s VP, Prime Air, from 2014 to 2020, where he set up the future of drone delivery. Gur will advise KinectAir in the movement and connection of fleet in time and space according to real-time, dynamic pricing. He’ll also advise, with deep regulated tech expertise, on KA’s emerging portfolio of advanced air mobility OEM partners to join our future electrified fleet.
Andy brings extensive operating experience in the transportation sector, holding a number of senior positions in container shipping and airline companies. He currently serves on the boards of Cathay Pacific Airways, Orient Overseas International Limited, and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He is former CEO of Hong Kong based Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL), a business which his family exited in 2018. Andy graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Stanford University with an MBA.
INVESTOR / ADVISOR
Dan is the VP of Global Ads at Google, where he is currently leading their global business strategy and product commercialization for Google Display Ads, Google Marketing Platform, Audiences and Privacy. Dan will advise KinectAir in building sophisticated demand gen engines, and especially how to leverage the Google platform itself with our brand program and app-based service.