BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 23, 2016) - A near decade of successes have culminated in the addition of a new, seasoned professional, John Amato, as the company's VP of Aviation Consulting in a leap that will take Magellan Jets to new heights. From its inception in 2008, Magellan had humble beginnings (as far as the private aviation industry is concerned). The company consisted of four employees and an innovative plan to fully customize private travel in a way that would change the skies and industry forever. Eight years and forty-five employees after opening its gleaming doors, what began as an intimate start-up operation has evolved into one of the most successful private aviation companies above 30,000 feet. Despite the company's substantial revenue growth in 2015 and a whopping 122% growth in membership sales, Magellan has no plans to slow down. Magellan will be using their current success to reinvest in the company by expanding their team and portfolio of solutions, offering clients unparalleled access to tailor-made membership. Magellan is expanding its efforts, staff, and infrastructure to meet and exceeed market demands in order to continue its reign as the go-to jet provider for corporate clients, high-profile executives, celebrities and athletes.
At the helm of Magellan Jets' sales operation is John Amato, the company's Vice President of Aviation Consulting, who arrived at Magellan with significant experience growing the sales force of large tech media and technology companies. From 2001 - 2013 Amato was the Vice President and Publisher of tech media brand Computerworld. As the brand evangelist for Computerworld, Amato oversaw the revenue teams for display and custom publishing programs as well as integrated marketing and face-to-face events. Enamored with Magellan Jets' unique culture and vision, the seasoned sales professional made the leap from tech media to private aviation with ultimate confidence in the potential of Magellan Jets. "It's exceeded my expectations," says Amato, who has hit the ground running, hiring eight sales professionals to add to Magellan's dedicated team.
Under Amato's leadership, Magellan will double the size of their sales team in anticipation of what is bound to be a monumental year for the brand. Amato's principle concern is understanding each segment of Magellan Jets' diverse clientele in order to create tailored private travel solutions for all. What does this mean for the company? According to Amato, the focus will be on "recruiting and hiring relationship-driven people who understand the importance of actively listening to the unique needs of our clients. This coupled with continually developing their expert knowledge in the field will ensure that our growing team is poised to meet escalating market demand." In the coming year, brand partnerships, groundbreaking membership programs and a continuously expanding realm of possibilities for private travel will keep Magellan Jets at the forefront of the private aviation conversation.