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, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.


Executive Team

Shawn Simpson

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.

Victor Coker
Vice President of Commerce

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.

Nadim El Khoury
Director of Operations

Nadim El Khoury has over 15 years of extensive experience in the aviation industry. In the past 4 years with Boutique Air, Nadim has performed the roles of captain, flight instructor, chief pilot, and is currently serving as our Director of Operations. Nadim has built a global reputation after gaining talents from all around the world in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, which has advanced Boutique's relations with diverse clients and companies. He is a determined professional with tireless energy, who inspires others to work hard and succeed. Nadim has a B.S. in Aviation Science and in Information Technology. In his free time Nadim enjoys hiking, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Mahan
Director of Human Resources

Lauren Mahan leads the Human Resource and Payroll Departments for Boutique Air. Lauren has over 20 years of Part 145 Repair Station leadership experience in human resources and operational roles. She started her aviation career at Texas Pneumatic Systems as Human Resource Manager overseeing company communications, payroll, employee relations, benefits administration and Drug & Alcohol training. Lauren attended the University of Central Missouri and holds a BA in Management. Lauren and her family reside in North Texas and are University of Oklahoma football and softball fans. .

Bryan Wakelin
Chief Pilot

Bryan has been working in the airline industry for over a decade. In his most recent role prior to joining Boutique Air, he led a safety team at Southwest Airlines and fostered collaboration between workgroups on safety initiatives. During his time in the airlines, he has been a Customer Service Agent, Reservations Support Agent, technology geek, data analyst, and a Boutique Air pilot and instructor. In addition to his practical experience, he has a Civil Aviation Management Diploma from the International Air Transport Association and an Aviation Safety and Security Certificate from the University of Southern California.

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