Our associates are located world-wide to offer clients the benefits and service of locally-based sales professionals. The exceptional experience and knowledge of our team leads to successful and long-standing client relationships.
Vice President of Sales
Jayson Hatt has been in the private aviation industry since 2013 when he joined his father Brad at Sojourn Aviation as a Sales Associate. At SoJourn, his primary focus was market research and sales support. Prior to SoJourn Jayson became immersed in the OEM side of things when he interned at Nextant Aerospace during the summer of 2013. This experience provided insight into an industry that had surrounded Jayson his entire life.
Jayson has expressed a passion for aviation from an early age. He completed his first solo at age 17 in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. He went on to receive his Private Pilot’s License and has ambitions of completing his Instrument and Multi-Engine Ratings.
Jayson holds a dual degree in Management and Marketing from the University of Arkansas. After two years with Sojourn, Jayson received his Masters of Science in Marketing from the University of Denver. Ultimately, Jayson’s industry, marketing, and management experience played pivotal roles in the creation and communication of the Hatt & Associates brand, and has lead to his increased role in Sales.
Director of Sales – Kansas
For 20 years Greg has been gaining experience in leading aircraft sales organizations to exceed revenue and profit goals.
Greg started his career in business aviation as the Chief Pilot of Demonstration for Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and was with the company until 2009 where he held numerous positions, most recently that was Vice President of Pre-Owned Aircraft where he doubled revenues for international and domestic aircraft sales.
Greg graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration where he received training in multiple aircraft types including all Hawker Beechcraft Products, Cessna and Mitsubishi.
He has extensive global knowledge of the business and was responsible for entering several emerging markets including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Korea, Malaysia and Venezuela.
Director of Sales – California
Bill Shannon has over 16 years in the private jet industry selling, managing and flying private jets to high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies of various size. Prior to focusing on Sales, Bill operated a boutique management company out of Scottsdale, Arizona for 14 years which focused primarily on aircraft selection, procurement, Maintenance and operating jets for Part 91 Operations. Bill’s initial Sales experience was fostered in the Executive Recruitment business in which Bill was tasked with locating and placing Senior Level Managers and Engineers for Tech companies located in Austin and San Jose.
Bill Shannon is a passionate and accomplished Pilot. Bill flew his first plane, a glider at the age of 13, he soloed at the FAA minimum age age of 16 and was licensed shortly after. Bill began flying as Captain on a Falcon 20 Jet at the young age of 23. He currently holds numerous type ratings that include the Falcon 10/100, 20,200, 50/900 and Falcon 2000 series jets as well as the Citation 500 series. He has amassed over 8000 Pilot in Command /jet hours and currently is employed as a Senior Captain with a Fortune 500 Company flying both Internationally and domestically out of the Bay Area. Bill had the fortunate experience of flying a Entrepreneur and his family around the world in a Falcon 20F-5BR that included over 35 countries over a five month span. Bill’s diverse and extensive aviation background experience and contagious enthusiasm are extremely beneficial to both the client and the transactional process. Bill prides himself on exceptional customer service and timely follow through.
Bill has created an extensive network of various Brokers, OEM, Aviation Directors and maintenance facilitates. His primary focus will be Dassault Falcon jets as he has extensive flight and managerial experience in all models. Bill will also focus on Business development in the Northern California area.
Bill studied Business and Communications at Arizona State University.
Bill resides in both Scottsdale, AZ and San Jose, California.
Director of Sales – Canada
Chris bring some unique experience to the table with over 20 years of aircraft sales experience, along with 18 years at Pratt and Whitney Canada. Chris brings his knowledge of international markets, and now specializes in the Canadian market.
Chris started his career at Raytheon and led the International 1900 sales team. Chris and his team landed several large fleet transactions in France, Algeria, and Angola.
From there, he moved to leading the Latin America/Canada team representing both the Beechcraft and Hawker products. In the past 8 years Chris has focused on the Canadian market selling Beechcraft, Hawkers and Cessna Caravan
His 18 years at Pratt and Whitney also brings value to the table. He was the Director for the Fleet Management Plan (equivalent to ESP for private operators) and worked in both Technical and Field support groups.
Director of Business Development
John Bowman joined Hatt & Associates in March 2015. John got his first taste of the industry in the Summer of 2011 as an intern with our President Brad Hatt at Sojourn Aviation. At Sojourn he learned from some of the industry’s best about different aircraft markets and helped with the market research for the firm.
John received a BSBA in Finance from the University of Arkansas. After graduation John held multiple finance and sales positions, where he focused on building relationships and his client base. During this time John also passed the Series 7 and Series 63 Financial Licensing exams.
John combined his training and expertise in the finance industry with his prior knowledge of aviation market research, and became a vital asset to Hatt & Associates. John continues to focus on market research, a fundamental aspect of Hatt & Associates’ success. Since joining Hatt & Associates, John has matured into new roles, specifically focusing on building new relationships and finding opportunities for growth in the industry.