Victor, an on-demand global private jet service, has appointed Jean De Looz as the senior vice president of North America. In this position, he will take responsibility for regional sales and operator relationships, and will lead broader strategy and management of Victor’s U.S. market.
Prior to joining Victor, De Looz spent over five years at Dassault Falcon Jet in their Eastern (U.S. and Canada) Aircraft Sales division. During his time there, he originated over $320 million in new business revenue and was responsible for 65 percent of new Falcon clients per annum.
Previously, De Looz held senior charter sales, aircraft, management, and consultancy roles at Meridian Air Charter, where he tailored effective transport solutions globally for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, Fortune 500 companies, and "VVIP" corporate clients, and helped optimize the business and logistical operations of a portfolio of over 20 executive jets. De Looz is also a qualified commercial pilot and instructor, and has an MBA from the graduate business school INSEAD.
At Victor, De Looz heads a team of 25 sourcing, flight-management, marketing, and customer service experts based at the company’s new U.S. headquarters in Manhattan. The New York team, more than doubling its size in 2017, provides Victor with a strong platform for further U.S. growth, and complements the company's music and entertainment charter business based in California.
Victor, founded in London in 2011, has seen a growth in revenue in recent years. In 2016, it reached its sales revenue forecast of $39-41 million and it is currently on target for its 2017 forecast of over $60 million. In six months (January to June) bookings increased threefold in the U.S. market, prompting further focus on expansion there.