OUR TEAM

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. 

LISA CHRISTENSEN

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.

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NICK ROGERS

Chief Commercial Officer

A successfully exited aviation entrepreneur & pilot. Passionate about leading aerospace, future safety, and innovation for next generation air travel using AI, machine learning and connectivity. British Airways Captain | 10,000 hours (747, A320).

JOHNNY CORBETT

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

A marketing professional with 15+ years of experience, Johnny has worked in a range of complex businesses – Hiscox, Diageo, Birdseye & AkzoNobel – on brands like Smirnoff, Birds Eye & Dulux, as well as bringing a range of innovative consultancy and communications agency experience. Johnny loves getting to grips with what makes customers ‘tick’ and then using that knowledge to drive awesome business and brand outcomes.

JOHN HILMES

HEAD OF PRODUCT

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. 

TIM WILLIAMSON

CHIEF PILOT

FAA ATP licensed pilot with over twenty-six years of diverse aviation experience. Industry best practices and safety advocate with SMS training and experience. Safety and standards proponent with desire and experience to overcome challenges and streamline processes while maintaining a strong emphasis on safety and budgets.
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CHRIS ROGERS

Chief OF STAFF

Strategic communications veteran of 15 years. Chris is focusing on brand strategy,  reputation and demand generation for KinectAir. Formerly at Grayling, he led some of the worlds most famous technology brands like PayPal, Facebook, British Airways, and Microsoft for the agency in EMEA. He is an investor & exited entrepreneur with Dovetail Lab, a blockchain consent app for medical data.

INVESTORS & ADVISORS

GUR KIMCHI 

VESTED ADVISOR

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 TUNG 

LEAD INVESTOR

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.

DAN TAYLOR

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.