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About

Founded in 2007, Boutique Air is an FAA-certified air carrier providing both scheduled and charter air service. At Boutique Air, we provide a genuine first-class experience for an economic price, making you feel at home. With a modern fleet of both Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 and Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft, you will fly in a luxurious cabin and in a plane known for its world-class safety rating. Amenities feature reclining leather seats, power outlets, a pressurized cabin, and fly at top speeds of 300 mph. With us, convenience and elegance is at your fingertips. The airline services routes in Arizona, Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.

 

Executive Team

Shawn Simpson
CEO

Shawn Simpson is the CEO and Chairman of Boutique Air and has worked in the commercial aviation industry for over ten years. Mr. Simpson began his professional career as a sailing instructor at Pacific Yachting in Santa Cruz and at Olympic Circle Sailing in Berkeley. He joined the non-profit GreenInfo Network providing geographic data support to community organizations as a GIS Analyst and at Xoom.com as a UNIX System Administrator. In 2000 Mr. Simpson joined Google's Engineering team where he helped monitor and scale Google's computing infrastructure. Mr. Simpson founded Boutique Air in 2009. He also directs Targaryen LLC, a real estate and equipment leasing corporation. Mr. Simpson attended the University of California, Santa Cruz (BA Biology, Environmental Studies) and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brian Kondrad
Vice President, Business Operations

With a decade of experience in airlines Mr. Kondrad supports the Business Operations of Boutique Air by overseeing Customer Service, Reservations, and Airline Partnerships. Mr. Kondrad has worked for Boutique Air since 2015 when he initiated the company's Las Vegas operations and subsequently, Mid-West operations before assuming his current role as Vice President of Business Operations. Prior to joining Boutique Air, Mr. Kondrad worked in the customer service division of Spirit Airlines. Mr. Kondrad holds degrees in Business Management and Project Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of the Andes, Colombia.

Daniel Lose
Vice President, Maintenance Operations

Daniel Lose provides leadership, advancement, and strategic planning for our maintenance operations to support the company's growth and profitability. Mr. Lose brings 20 years of experience gained across various levels of aircraft maintenance, logistics, and customer experience. Prior to joining Boutique Air, Mr. Lose directed maintenance operations of a multi-site Part 145 Repair Station. Mr. Lose is a United States Air Force Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management & Safety from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Tom Warren
Vice President, Business Development

Tom Warren is responsible for business development and partnerships at Boutique Air. Mr. Warren has over 40 years experience as a commercial pilot and began his career in aviation sales in Paris, France. He returned to the US and holding managment positions at Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments and Janus Henderson. Mr. Warren built and ran Janus’ largest institutional group with over $150 billion in assets. In 2005 he founded UAT, Inc a holding company designing, patenting and producing financial trading technology licensed to Bloomberg. He continues on the board of UAT, Inc. Mr. Warren started with Boutique Air in 2018 as a Pilatus captain before joining the leadership team.

Mathew Butcher
Director of Operations

Mathew Butcher graduated Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation Management Technology. After graduation he worked as a pilot for a regional airline, flying passengers for US Airways Express and United Express. Mr. Butcher then gained valuable management experience at several Essential Air Service (EAS) passenger airline operations throughout the United States. These positions included Assistant Chief Pilot, Assistant Director of Safety, Lead Flight Instructor, Director of Training, Check Airmen, and Director of Operations. Mr. Butcher also has experience as a pilot flying international freight operations around the world on the Boeing 747.

Catherine Cheng
Director of Finance

Catherine Cheng is a CPA with 20 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, and Operations. Her diverse industry experience spans financial consulting, banking, software, pharmaceutical, health & wellness, publishing, media, construction, architecture, and real estate. Previously, she assumed leadership positions as Director and CFO in companies including Sycamore Valuation, Quantum Wellness Botanical Institute, Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing, Thomson Reuters, Encore Software, and Comdata Stored Value Solutions. Her core competencies include strategic planning, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, modeling, technical accounting, valuation, mergers & acquisitions, business intelligence, ERP system conversion, and process re- engineering. Ms. Cheng holds both an MBA from the Marshall School of Business and a Master of Business Taxation from the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California.

Bishara Habash
Director of Maintenance

With over 20 years of aircraft maintenance operations experience, Bishara Habash oversees all of Boutique Air’s aircraft maintenance activities, including line and base maintenance functions, aircraft reliability, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Habash has worked at several of the worlds largest air carriers including United, Northwest and Delta Airlines where he served in various roles as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Control Manager, Chief Inspector and Technical Operations Manager. Bishara attended Northrop Institute of Technology and Purdue University and holds an A&P license and Lean Six Sigma certifications as well.

Peggy Groebe
Director of Human Resources

Peggy Groebe leads the Human Resource and Payroll Departments for Boutique Air. Mrs. Groebe has over 25 years of regional airline leadership experience in human resources and operational roles. She started her aviation career at Mesaba Airlines as Director of Human Resources overseeing corporate communications, labor and employee relations, benefits administration, and training. Most recently, she worked for Compass Airlines as Director, Inflight Services overseeing inflight training, operations, standards, and compliance functions for the regional carrier. Mrs. Groebe attended the University of Saint Thomas and holds a BA in Human Resources Management.

Victor Coker
Business Analyst

Victor brings 10+ years of experience implementing results-oriented business processes with a track record of delivering top performance for Fortune 100 business segments. His data-driven approach provides critical operational intelligence necessary for Boutique Air to make strategic product and market decisions. Victor leverages his financial, scientific, and technical expertise to set high standards for operational excellence. He has led highly efficient cross-functional teams in the successful positioning of numerous products and brands in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device arenas. Victor has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Luke Tschantz
Director of Safety

Mr. Tschantz leads Boutique Air’s Safety Department. He is also Captain and line pilot for both King Air 350 and Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, a line check airman for the Pilatus PC-12, and part of the pilot hiring team. Mr. Tschantz attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University receiving a BS in Aeronautical Science with minors in Aviation Safety and Aviation Management, and continued his education at ERAU receiving an MBA in Aviation. He is a veteran of both the United States Army and United States Navy, finishing his military service as a Naval Officer.

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