Marquis Jet Announces Executive Promotions

Dépèche transmise le 20 octobre 2009 par Business Wire

Marquis Jet Announces Executive Promotions

Marquis Jet Announces Executive Promotions

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marquis Jet, the leader in private jet cards, today announced the promotions of Randy Brandoff, Mark Sage and Dee O’Donnell - three key senior executives. The announcement was made by Ken Austin, the newly appointed President of Marquis Jet.

Brandoff, with Marquis Jet since 2001, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Sage, a member of the Marquis Jet team since 2004, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development and O’Donnell, a member of the team since 2003, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales Support & Research.

Said Austin, “In 2001, Marquis Jet was founded by a core team relying on the best product, savvy business acumen and a determination to succeed. That team helped us become the undisputed leader in private jet cards and it is the team around us today that has played an instrumental role in our ongoing efforts to maintain and expand our leadership position. Randy, Mark and Dee have contributed their best to Marquis Jet, each playing pivotal roles in the development, growth and success of our business. As we conclude our Company’s first decade, putting these individuals whom we know and trust into these positions will provide the Company with new insight and vision to help us continue to flourish over the next decade.”

As Chief Marketing Officer, Brandoff will be responsible for the successful development and implementation of Marquis Jet’s marketing and branding strategies. Additionally, Brandoff will lead the Company’s product exposure strategy in key consumer vehicles. In the past, these have included: “The Apprentice,” “American Idol,” “Entourage,” the movie “Fever Pitch” and many others. Before becoming a member of the Marquis Jet team, Brandoff was an Associate at The Argentum Group, a New York-based venture capital firm. Previous to Argentum, Brandoff was a Business Analyst with Deloitte Consulting LLC. Brandoff received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from Cornell University.

As Executive Vice President of Business Development, Sage will lead Marquis Jet’s ongoing efforts to align with world class partners offering the highest quality products and services, unrivaled value and innovation. Prior to joining Marquis Jet in 2004, Sage served as Vice President of Sponsorship at MLB Advanced Media - a division of Major League Baseball - responsible for marketing partnerships. He previously held various management positions with Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. Sage received an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan.

As Executive Vice President of Sales Support & Research, O’Donnell’s teams will be responsible for the seamless coordination and continued growth and development of the Company’s sales and marketing support infrastructure. Before joining Marquis Jet in 2003, O'Donnell served as Vice President Strategic Alliances at Accommodations Plus International, responsible for building partnerships and developing online business. Previously, O’Donnell had a 15 year tenure with British Airways, where she held various management positions in their Communications and Leisure Marketing Divisions. O’Donnell holds an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Delhi.

About Marquis Jet

Marquis Jet is the leader in private jet cards. Through its exclusive alliance with NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. company (NYSE:BRKA), Marquis Jet provides the convenience, quality and safety of the world's premier fractional aircraft ownership program 25 hours at a time. The Marquis Jet Card is available throughout North America, catering to businesses and individuals who desire access to the world's best fleet and service. Business Traveler Magazine, Executive Travel Magazine, Robb Report and Flight International have recognized the Marquis Jet Card as the number one private jet card program. The Marquis Jet Card program is operated by NetJets Aviation, Inc. or NetJets International, Inc. under their respective FAR Part 135 Air Carrier Certificates. For additional information, visit the Company's website at www.MarquisJet.com or call 1-866-JET-1400. Please refer to Marquis Program Documents for more complete details.

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