OUR TEAM

Stratajet was started by people who love flying, for people who want to experience the ultimate flying experience.

From our Customer Service Team to the tech engineers behind the scenes, Stratajet is a likeminded meeting of individuals - all of whom believe in making private aviation faster, simpler, and more accessible to more people.

Our Executive Team

Stratajet begun working on research and development back in 2011 and has grown to a company of 50+ employees with offices in both London and California.
Jonny
Jonny Nicol
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Jonny founded Stratajet in 2011 with the vision to disrupt the typically traditional private aviation industry and change the way people travel.

He left the British Armed Forces and became a serial entrepreneur/computer scientist, Stratajet being his third company. He previously revolutionised computer systems used by the Ministry of Defence, which was sold to Hewlett Packard’s EDS Defence.

Jonny is a licensed commercial pilot and was struck by the archaic and fragmented nature of private aviation. Seeing the inefficiencies within the industry he set out to make the industry more accessible so more people can enjoy the benefits of flying privately.

David
David Lee
Chief Financial Officer

With a passion for disruption and helping businesses grow, David brings over 10 years experience of helping high-growth internet business fulfil their potential to Stratajet.

Previously, David served as CFO/COO at technology company Mendeley, where he led the company's financing, growth and exit. He has also held finance and strategy roles at Betfair, where he worked on the £1.4bn IPO.

David is a qualified chartered accountant and has studied at both London Business School and Oxford Saïd Business School. He has been recognised for his achievements as Finance Director of the Year by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) and received the Outstanding Contribution to the FD Profession Award from Director of Finance Online.

Sarah
Sarah Holian
Head of Customer Service

Sarah has spent the last 14 years working in the private aviation industry in operations, customer service and sales. Sarah leads the team who look after our customers from start to finish: from the booking process, through the duration of the flight to post-flight.

This involves everything from coordinating booking requirements with aircraft operators, airfields and handling agents, to responding to customer enquiries. Her exceptional customer service skills and extensive knowledge of private aviation ensure that each flight is a seamless experience.

Nic
Nic Imrie
Head of Business Development

Nic handles all things strategy and acts as our man in the field, forging relationships with partners and getting the word out to everyone about the power of Stratajet’s platform.

Before joining Stratajet, he spent 12 years at NetJets Europe, leading sales and customer management in the largest territory for the business. His broad experience spans customer services, and operations and sales in markets including the UK, Nordics, Middle East and India.

Ricardo
Ricardo Gato
Chief Marketing Officer

Ricardo is responsible for managing and evolving Stratajet’s brand and marketing communications to showcase our revolutionary product. Tasked with promoting this cutting-edge technology, Ricardo initially oversaw a complete overhaul of the Stratajet brand and the successful European launch of the platform to the flying public.

Ricardo brings with him a wealth of experience spanning almost ten years working across business aviation working for some of the industry’s biggest players.

Erika
Erika Neudert
Head of Supply

Erika has been with Stratajet since the beginning and is the brains behind our Airfield Pricing Engine, which contains and processes all the data that powers Stratajet.com. Erika leads our team of research analysts who are continually updating the system by adding new airfields and aircraft, ensuring our systems are always up-to-date, accurate and shows real-time pricing.

Erika holds an MSc in Airport Planning and Management from Cranfield University, and speaks English, French, German and Italian

Jed
Jed Micka
Chief Technology
Officer

Jed brings a passion for building high-performance technical teams and solving hard data-related problems to the team.

Previously Jed served as CTO at Doctify, where he built the product and engineering team from idea through Series-A funding; and as CTO at Storydesk, where he refined the product offering into a best-in-class app.

Jed brings 17 years of experience building engineering teams and products within the startup space. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley, and his MBA from London Business School.

Monica
Monica Silva
Head of Consumer Development

Monica has been a member of the Stratajet team since day one, and is responsible for the architecture, planning and development of all our customer-facing technology, which includes Stratajet.com and the Stratajet iOS App.

Monica leads the team of developers responsible for the Stratajet booking platform, constantly updating and adding new features to ensure the booking process is as smooth and simple to use as possible for the user. She holds a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Coimbra.

OUR INVESTORS & ADVISORS

Octopus Investments
Octopus Investments

Octopus is one of Europe’s largest venture capital teams, and one of the most entrepreneur friendly. They have raised £430m to date.

Piton Capital
Piton Capital

Piton invests in online businesses focused on the things that make a market better: the demand, supply and information derived from customers, which it calls “the network effect”.

Jam Jar Investments
Jam Jar Investments

JamJar is the venture capital fund founded by the innocent drinks founders. It supports strong consumer businesses with a strong team and a hot idea.

Playfair Capital
Playfair Capital

A tech-focused fund, Playfair invests in entrepreneurs who are dedicated to changing the way we live, work and play for the better.