KinectAir was conceived by Jonathan, a lifelong aviator. After selling his drone software company, Skyward, to Verizon in February 2017, he assembled 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.
Daniel brings a proven track record in aviation entrepreneurship and fleet building to the KinectAir leadership. His first company was a Cirrus fractional ownership network. Gizzi then founded a successful aircraft sales, management and consulting firm. He received his Bachelor’s in Aviation Business and an MBA in Aviation Finance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Daniel is rated on both fixed wing and rotorcraft aircraft.
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.
Anneke is an FAA Airframe & Powerplant technician with inspection authority. She is also an Owner/Founder of Attain Aviation. Her 17+ years in the aviation industry started as Marine Corps Combat Aircrew: OEF & OIF.
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
After working as an architect on the new Google HQ in Mountain View, John transitioned to tech at ML DevOps provider, Paperspace (YC W15). As a seasoned event producer, his hospitality mindset ensures that KA’s user experience meets the highest standards of excellence across every aspect of our brand.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS