Charter booking platform PrivateFly is laying the groundwork for its next stage of growth in the U.S. with the appointment of Gregg Slow as president for the Americas. Slow, a former XOJet executive, will head the U.S. division for England-based PrivateFly, including the Boston base, sales office in Fort Worth, and teams across the country.
PrivateFly joined Directional Aviation’s OneSky family of business aviation solutions in September 2018, alongside Flexjet and Sentient Jet. In his new role, Slow will work with Adam Twidell, who co-founded PrivateFly in 2008 and is continuing as global CEO.
The appointment comes as the U.S. market has grown to account for half of PrivateFly’s global flight sales. It also follows PrivateFly’s launch of fixed-pricing programs earlier this summer, including U.S. cross-country routes on Challenger 300s.
He brings 19 years of business aviation experience, including as chief client officer for XOJet, where he developed the commercial client-facing offering and assisted in the company’s acquisition by VistaJet. He also was a senior v-p for NetJets. “I am delighted to join PrivateFly at such a time of opportunity for the company,” Slow said. “There is huge passion and energy both within the team and as a client-facing brand. And with Directional Aviation’s OneSky behind us, we have a unique and compelling proposition in the market, on which we can now accelerate growth.”