Our Team

WELCOME TO THE AVATAR AIRLINES EXECUTIVE STAFF

At the heart of Avatar airlines is a team of professionals who know more about travel than most corporate executives. A diverse team of pilots, flight crew, corporate travel executives and professional business travelers have crisscrossed the globe thousands of times. 
Dedication is at the heart of our desire to build a successful airline. At Avatar Airlines we believe that a company is only as good as its people and when associates are treated as the greatest asset, the worth of the company is magnified. 
We demonstrate this by fostering individual achievement, recognizing contributions and rewarding excellence. With customers as our focus and people as our priority, even the sky has no limit.


  • Barry Michaels

    Founder & CEO

     


  • Michael E. Zapin Esq

    EVP & Chief Legal Officer

     


  • Capt Dan Eikleberry

    VP & Chief Operating Officer

     


  • David Comite

    VP & Chief Financial Officer

     


  • Marcy Schackne

    Chief Marketing Officer

     


  • Capt Tommy Thompson

    Chief Pilot

     


  • Kevin Love

    Chief Inspector

     


  • Kevin Walls

    Senior VP Facilities

     


  • Brian Hampson

    VP Finance

     


  • Brian Eichelhart

    VP Administration

     


  • Younes Aouad

    VP Information & Technology

     


  • Mike Kukla

    VP Sales

     


  • Darius McDougle

    VP Creative Services

     


  • Patrick Kenny

    Creative Director

     


  • Yvonne Long

    VP – Director of Travel

     


  • Jay Itzkowitz

    Director Food & Beverage

     


  • Bill Kelly

    VP Maintenance & Engineering

     


  • George Folden

    Director of Technical Publications

     


  • Director IT

    TBA

     


  • VP Advertising & Branding

    TBA

     


  • VP Director of Travel Affilates

    TBA

     


  • Director Yield Management

    TBA

     


  • Director Fuel Management

    TBA

     


  • Director of Security

    Available

     


  • VP Engineering & Modification

    TBA

     


  • Director of Maintenance Part 119

    TBA

     


  • Part 119 Director of Operations

    TBA

     


  • Part 119 Director of Safety

    TBA

     


  • VP PR & Communications

    TBA

     


  • VP Risk Management

    Available

     


  • VP Investor Relations

    Available

     


  • VP Human Resources

    Available

     


  • VP Public Relations

    Available