PrivateFly's Finance Director, who joined the company last year, has now been
promoted to the PrivateFly board. Ben is a qualified management accountant, with
over 16 years' experience at Finance Director level in the media and luxury
retail sectors. This follows the company’s announcement of board changes in
August 2016, when it appointed George Rolls as chairman.
At a senior management
level, Tomasz Kustrzynski
has joined as Director of Technology, from music technology company Shazam, to
lead PrivateFly’s development teams. His appointment in January follows two new
leadership roles for PrivateFly’s fast-growing regional sales teams.
has joined as Head of Sales (Europe), after four years in British Airways’
Commercial Department, where he worked with FTSE 100 clients.
is now Vice-President of Sales (USA), following senior management roles in
luxury travel and hospitality.
Watts, Kustrzynski and
Francis have joined PrivateFly’s European head office team in St Albans, UK.
Geoff Villano is based at the company’s US office in Fort Lauderdale.
CEO of PrivateFly commented on the appointments: “These new roles demonstrate
the exciting recipe of talent that is helping to drive PrivateFly's continued
growth: Best practice experience from other sectors, combined with strong
operational aviation knowledge.
“Ben Watts has proved to be
a valuable commercial asset at management level, and his promotion to board
level Finance Director will help us steer our future growth strategy.
With our tech innovation
continuing apace, Tomasz brings excellent experience from Shazam. And
PrivateFly’s continued growth has created a need for new sales management roles,
in both Europe and the US. Steve and Geoff are already leading the teams in a
strong start to 2017.”