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Co-CEO – James Farley

James is responsible for Victor's global P&L oversight and ensuring that the consumer and commercial objectives and respective KPIs and monitoring functions are correctly set and met across the organisation. In addition, he is responsible for the brand and marketing team, leading business transformation and driving cross-departmental efficiencies. James has a background in corporate finance advisory for TMT ventures and was involved in securing early-stage financing for Victor in 2010. He joined in 2012 as the first Head of Product, to help shape the business' consumer and trade offerings, and has also served as Head of CRM, Head of Data and Head of Strategy & Planning over his time at Victor.

Co-CEO – Toby Edwards

Following a career in recruitment, Toby joined Victor as the first Member Services Executive in July 2012. Over more than seven years he has built and trained the sales, operations and flight management teams in the UK and has also recruited for the US team. In 2018, he took on the Managing Director role for the Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & North Africa regions. In addition to his responsibility to the UK-based sales, operations and flight management teams, Toby helps drive revenue and operational efficiency across the organisation. He leads the business development department to deliver new revenue streams in verticals such as group charter, and also works alongside marketing to establish commercial partnerships for Alto - the first loyalty programme in jet charter - bringing brands Sixt, Golf Traveller and Corinthia Hotels into the Alto ecosystem.

Finance Director – Stuart Manning

Stuart Manning joined Victor as Finance Director in February 2020 responsible for supplying strategic frameworks and guidance, identifying revenue opportunities, and leading the finance team. Stuart is an ACCA- qualified accountant and an experienced Finance Director having worked for private equity through to FTSE 250 companies across a variety of sectors: Software, Technology and Property. Prior to joining Victor, he helped develop start-up businesses. Stuart moved to the UK from Durban, South Africa and now lives in Hertfordshire with his family.

Director of Marketing and Communications – Kate Thomas

Kate is responsible for the Marketing & Communications function and strategy in a globally focussed role. She joined in January 2021 with an extensive track record in building multi-channel purpose campaigns for some of the world’s most recognised brands. Kate has been responsible for championing Victor’s industry-leading carbon emission reduction credentials through a multi-channel, international Marcomms strategy. Since joining, she has led the integration and PR launch of our pioneering sustainability partnership with Neste (the world’s leading producer of Sustainable Aviation Fuel), delivering a PR strategy to drive awareness of an industry-leading SAF blueprint for carbon emission reduction in Aviation. Kate designed an international press trip around the Victor/Neste partnership, flying nine top-tier journalists to Neste’s SAF refinery in Rotterdam by private jet (using 100% SAF), which resulted in media coverage across key Business, Luxury, Travel and Aviation press – raising awareness of this key topic. Kate has also focused on raising the profile of our direct-to-consumer / voluntary SAF offering, through Victor’s ongoing thought-leadership strategy.

Director of Commercial and Operations – Devin Chiesa

Devin Chiesa is Director of Commercial & Operations at Victor. Managing both the aircraft sourcing and flight management teams, as well as our Victor for Music clientele, Devin is an integral part of the business. He developed a passion for aviation from an early age - choosing flight school over university – and after obtaining his Private Pilot License, embarked on a career in private aviation throughout which he has been successful in all areas of the industry. From flight-ops and dispatch for both executive jet charter and air ambulance, as well as customer account management for a major charter provider in his home country, South Africa.

Director of Sales - Dan Cook

With his own portfolio of clients and direct involvement with the management of both the sales team and the company in general, Dan contributes to all aspects of the business. Having joined Victor at the end of 2015 to begin building his client book from scratch, Dan has worked his way up from Sales Associate to Sales Director over the course of his four years with the company. He is also a One Young World ambassador for Business Aviation, having attended the annual OYW summit in London in 2019.

Director of Commercial Jets – Tom Hill

Tom joined Victor's operations team in 2015 and progressed to head up the commercial jet team within four years. Specialising in aircraft charter for groups of 18 passengers or more, Tom works with a broad range of clients across verticals including corporates, sports, and entertainment, as well as private groups requiring bespoke services including repatriation and relocation. Tom often travels the world to meet clients before departure, providing the high-touch service that complex itineraries involving multiple stakeholders and passengers require, and ensuring that every flight is a faultless experience.

Vice President of Sales – Davide Paladino

Having begun his career in asset management in the private banking sector in Switzerland, Davide travelled the world as cabin crew for the national airline. After a second stint in private banking on the advisory side and a degree in management, Davide moved into private aviation and joined Victor in 2015. Progressing quickly to Vice President of Sales, Davide leads with a customer-centric approach, using the feedback loops he has established with his clients to not only improve the sales function but to advise on the wider business.

Head of Development - Eugene Kostrikov

After graduating from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2012, Eugene launched a collective buying start-up where he became acquainted with the creative power provided by software development. He then joined Victor in 2014 as a junior developer to help create the initial Victor platform and by 2018 had progressed to become the Head of Development. Eugene is passionate about leveraging technology to deliver solutions that ensure Victor consumers and operators continue to enjoy the best and most innovative experience available in the marketplace.