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.
Colonel Katie Buss, USAF, Ret. brings decades of aviation and leadership experience to KinectAir. A combat C-17 special ops pilot, she also flew as an instructor pilot on the King Air 250 amassing over 4500 hours. Katie has also served in diplomatic roles as military attache and Senior Defense Official at the US Embassies in Colombia and Bolivia. Bringing those leadership skills back to the States, Katie taught courses on the subject at the University of Kentucky, and has served on the leadership teams of two previous start-ups.
CHIEF CULTURE OFFICER
Lisa Christensen joins KinectAir 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 company culture and customer experience.
A multidisciplinary architect and product designer, John’s hospitality mindset ensures that KinectAir meets the highest standards of product excellence across every aspect of our brand.
INVESTORS & ADVISORS
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.
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.
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.