Thomas Linn, CEO
Thomas Linn is a recognized leader in the aircraft charter industry. He is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Globaljet Group of companies. All of these companies share two core attributes: high quality service paired with innovative strategies in business aviation management.
In addition to providing on-demand charter flights, the Globaljet Group of companies provides assistance with aircraft sales and acquisitions; members of the group have transacted over $150 million is aircraft sales over the last 5 years. Our valued clients also have access to a worldwide network of private air & ground transportation providers through our charter brokerage and customized travelcard program.
The company has earned Wingman and Platinum status, and has been ranked the #1 aircraft charter provider for several consecutive years by the readership of AZ Business magazine.
Prior to moving to Scottsdale, Mr. Linn was a home developer in Southern Arizona, where he was instrumental in providing affordable housing for United States military personnel. Mr. Linn lived in Los Angeles for 1 year prior to starting Globaljet where he participated and completed an executive aviation fellowship.
Mr. Linn is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ where he was the founder of the U of A racquetball team named the “Splat Cats”. Later in life, Mr. Linn became coach of the National Champion Arizona State University racquetball team located in Tempe, AZ. He remained active in many charities including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Arizona, Foundation for Blind Children, American Heart Association, Phoenix Art Museum, Santa Fe Opera, and the Save Venice foundation. His interests include sports car racing, sailing, and international travel.
As founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Globaljet Group, Mr. Linn's legacy will be honored with Globaljet's continued success for time to come.
Edgardo Adorno, CFO
Edgardo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and later moved to Arizona where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Edgardo played on the ASU racquetball team for several years and is an avid sports fan. Over the last decade, he has held various positions in corporate finance and management. Edgardo earned two Master's Degrees in Barcelona, Spain; one is in Technology & Innovation Management and the other is an MBA. In recent years, he has started several companies specializing in technology based entrepreneurial ideas. In his spare time, Ed enjoys basketball, golf, tennis and international travel. Globaljet thanks Edgardo for his many years of service.
Charlie Hertenstein, Director of Operations
Charlie Hertenstein began a 22 year career in the Air Force in 1978. While initially involved with maintenance of aircraft, he completed his undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University. Soon thereafter, he was accepted to the Air Force’s pilot training program. He later went on to complete a M.A. in Managerial Economics from the University of Oklahoma. After retiring from the Air Force in 2000, he flew in a number of Part 135 operations as well as for a major Part 121 carrier. His experience includes years as an Air Force instructor and evaluator pilot, was part of a standardization team responsible for 64 geographically separated flying organizations, Director of Operations for a major flight test/research facility employing over 250 people, and world-wide operations. Charlie’s other interests include skiing, genealogy, and travel.
Joey Roehrich, Chief Pilot
Joey was born and raised in Bremen Germany and is fluent in English, German and conversational Arabic. At the age of 25 he moved to the US to pursue a career in music. Following a successful career in the music industry, his focus shifted towards aviation. For several years, he worked as a Flight instructor in Long Beach California,teaching international flight students, NAVY cadets and private students. After working as a Captain in the Private Aviation industry for 7 years, he accepted a position as Chief Pilot for GlobalJet, a position he holds to this day.
Shane Nail, Director of Maintenance
Shane was born and raised in Texas, developing a love for repairing equipment on the family farm. After graduating from high school he joined the US Air Force to develop his desire to make things work into a professional skill, by maintaining C-141B aircraft as a dedicated Crew Chief. With an honorable discharge in hand, he gained his FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificates and began his professional career maintaining aircraft for UPS in partnership with the Fairchild Aircraft Merlin Express Part 135 cargo line. Shane left Merlin Express to perform heavy maintenance for the Dee Howard Aircraft repair station, attaining the position of Hangar Manager before moving to Arizona.Once in Arizona working for Mesa Airlines, Shane moved up quickly, first Lead Mechanic, then Maintenance Controller, Engineer and finally Fleet Manager of the CRJ 200 fleet responsible for 64 aircraft. Shane left Mesa Airlines to work for US Airways in the Production Control department as a supervisor, leaving when the position moved back East. Today we are pleased to have Shane as Director of Maintenance for Globaljet.
James Boswell, Director of Charter
James began his aviation career at Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management and Technology. Since graduating he has held multiple titles dealing with Part 121, 135 and 145 operations. James has also earned his private pilot certificate and enjoys flying whenever he can. He is passionate about traveling, motorcycles and most of all his beloved Phoenix Suns. Globaljet is happy to employ James as a Charter Sales & Flight Operations Coordinator.
Steven Newcomer, Director of Dispatch & First Officer
Steven was born and raised in Pennsylvania, which is where his aviation career began at the age of 15. He followed this passion to Arizona and was accepted to Arizona State University. After several years of dedicated study, Steven graduated from ASU with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management Technology (Professional Flight) and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology Management (Aviation Management). Steven is a Commercial Multi-engine (instrument) pilot, CFI, and CFII, which he obtained during his career at ASU. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, golf, and is a devoted fan to all of Philadelphia’s sports teams. He has served as Director of Dispatch for Globaljet and is currently a First Officer for the Globaljet Team.
Kevin Myers, Charter Sales Coordinator
Kevin grew up in Los Angeles, CA, and moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University (ASU) and pursue a career in aviation. Kevin is a graduate from ASU, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Air Transportation Management as well as a Bachelor of Science in Air Traffic Management. He is a member of the Alpha Eta Rho Professional Aviation Fraternity and served as an officer in the fraternity for three years while at ASU. In addition, Kevin is a student pilot and hopes to earn various pilot ratings in the near future. His pastimes and hobbies include spending time outdoors, playing golf and supporting Sun Devil athletics.
John Ayers, Fleet Manager
John was born in Arizona. As a member of a military family, his youth was spent travelling and living in various parts of the United States. His career experience includes several decades in the construction, mechanical systems and maintenance industries. Prior to joining Globaljet, John was project manager for a residentital/commercial real-estate company. John is an avid outdoorsman who is involved with conservation efforts and promotes ethical sportsmanship. He also enjoys coaching youth sports and has been deeply involved in the sport of rodeo. John serves as the Globaljet Fleet Manager.
Jag Gill, Executive Transport
Jag was Born & raised in India and emigrated to the United States several years ago. During this time, Jag was able to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering from GND Enginering College. Jag is happily married and proudly has 3 children; two are in medical school and one is in high school and is an excellent football player. In his spare time, Jag enjoys watching high school or NFL football and spending time with his family. He and his family have worked closely with and for Globaljet for several years in the role of Executive Transporter. The Globaljet team is pleased to have him on board.
Viridiana Pereda, Jr. Financial Controller
Viridiana (Viri) was raised and schooled in Arizona from a very young age. She spent her formative years in the Phoenix area, and attended Saint Mary's High School, where she graduated at the top of her class. Viridiana is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance. While at Texas A&M she held the position of Portfolio Manager for the Student Managed Investment Fund, further developing her passion for the financial world. During this time, she was an active member of the Delta Zeta Sorority where she was Pledge Class President and Courtesy Chairman. Today, Viri is a member of the Phoenix Junior League and enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, practicing yoga and enjoying time with family. Globaljet is pleased to have Viri on its team.
John Goode, Executive Transporter
John has lived in Arizona for most of his life and has always had a passion for the medical field. After attending Glendale Community College, John earned an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Operations. While in college he was also certified as and Emergency Medical Technician. Over the last 5 years John specialized in medical transportation and has had the pleasure of working with a great group of team members in and out of Arizona. During his free time, John enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with family and his miniature Australian Shepherd Ozzy.
Justin ReedHolm, Executive Transporter
Justin's love for aviation began at the age of 6 when his father took him to Luke Air Force Base to watch jets take off. This is a tradition that Justin has passed down to his own children. He is a proud husband and father of three children. Justin has gained extensive knowledge from a 6 year career in Law Enforcement. Justin's hobbies are spending time with his family, electronics, outdoor activities, and shooting. His love for aviation continues to grow and his goal is to someday acquire his private pilot license. The Globaljet team is pleased to have him on board.
Tyler Horn, Director of Special Projects
Tyler Horn started his love for aviation at the age of three when his father took him to his first air show. His aviation career began as a Line Service Technician at a local FBO, fueling aircraft and cleaning hangar floors. It was during this time. that he fell in love with private aviation. Tyler’s several years of working on the Arizona flight lines taught him hard work. He holds an FAA commercial pilots license has personally owned and flown several aircraft. Tyler began his career at Globaljet several years ago as a Charter Sales Coordinator. His hobbies include aerobatic’s, traveling, shooting, and spending time with his beautiful wife Elise. His future dream is to become a professional pilot and to master his aerobatic skills to one day participate in flying competitions.