Andrew Collins is the co-Chief Executive Officer (co-CEO) of Flexjet, and a lead executive in the company’s parent group with oversight of M&A, operations, and revenue management activities.
With over 18 years in the industry, he has evolved group company Sentient Jet into the defining brand and global market leader in jet cards. Under his leadership as President and CEO, the company flourished to become a $450 million EBITDA-positive entity, benefitting from a digital and business model transformation, in addition to an organizational restructuring. This includes setting market, product, and brand strategy, integrating a full suite of retail and wholesale technology applications, tripling sales, optimizing client acquisitions costs, and significantly moving top-line revenues.
Collins has spearheaded some of the group’s key M&A activities in recent years, including the acquisition of Halo Aviation in London in 2021 which was integrated with the further acquisition of Associated Aircraft Group in NYC to form Flexjet’s helicopter division – creating a global fleet of helicopters and a platform for future of flight vertical lift. Inclusive with this effort was an order for 200 eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) vehicles from Embraer’s EVE.
In 2018, Collins led the acquisition of jet card and private charter provider PrivateFly, a key milestone in the group’s expansion into Europe.
In recent years Collins has motivated a significant digital and technology transformation at Sentient Jet and across the group. This has included the creation of retail product, online consumer “touch points,” novel mobile applications, and a brand-new, supply-side platform for driving further efficiencies in flight time procurement.
With his direction, Sentient Jet also leveraged its exclusive partnership program to include such leading, world-class brands as Aspen Snowmass, Sotheby’s, and YPO/WPO. In 2016, Sentient Jet became the first official private aviation partner ever for the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs.
Collins has been featured in a number of media outlets and forums including CNN, CNBC, Forbes, NBC, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2016, Sentient Jet and Collins were featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled “Sentient Jet: The Uber of Private Jets.”
He received his BA from Union College and a Master’s Degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council.