We are customer-centric, entrepreneurial and focused on providing our team with a rewarding work environment. We do this with an unwavering commitment to safety and service excellence. Davinci Jets is proud to call North Carolina home and be part of the state that is known for being “First in Flight”. We have the unique privilege of safely flying our customers to important meetings, vacation getaways or family visits – it’s these examples that fuel our team and allow us to share our passion for flight.
CEO | FOUNDER
A seasoned aviator and professional aviation manager for more than 15 years, Eric offers over 20 years of experience flying corporate business jets. In addition to extensive operational expertise and industry knowledge, Eric holds multiple jet aircraft type-ratings and has thousands of hours of flight time in Cessna Citation Jets, Gulfstreams and other mid-size and super mid-size business jets.
Michael Bailey has worked in the contract foodservice business all his working life. He joined Gardner Merchant in the UK and progressed through the organizational structure as foodservice director, district manager, regional director and ultimately joined the board of directors in 1982.
Mike joined Compass Group PLC in 1993 as Development Director and was appointed President of the USA business in 1994 and then CEO of the group in 1999. Mike held the CEO position for 7-years taking early retirement in June 2006.
In 2008, Mike co-founded TrustHouse Services Group (now known as Elior North America). In 2013, Mike along with his Private Equity partner, sold a majority stake in the company to Elior SA. Mike is currently the Chairman of Elior NA. Elior Group, based in Paris, is the world’s fourth largest contract foodservice company with revenues of $5.5 billion annually.
Having a passion for aviation and looking to expand his interests, Mike became the majority shareholder of Davinci Jets in May of 2018.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Jason is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Science. He is a native of the Charlotte, NC area and has over 24 years of experience in the aviation industry including over 16 years as a corporate aviation flight operations manager. Jason holds type ratings in multiple Lear Jet and Citation aircraft and has thousands of hours as a Captain in both domestic and international flight operations.
Experienced finance executive with a proven track record in equity and debt financing, strategic planning, and financial analysis. Adept in corporate administration, multi-site financial reporting, and private equity operations. Holds a CPA license from the State of New York and an MBA from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo."
DIRECTOR OF DAVINCI JET SERVICES
Joe D. Chaundy is a seasoned aviation professional with over 30 years of experience in the industry. His career highlights include leadership roles at Davinci Jets Services, National Jets Inc., and Honeywell Flight Test Operations, where he managed aircraft maintenance, ensured regulatory compliance, and led safety initiatives. With a background that spans various aircraft types and regulatory standards, Joe is a trusted expert in aviation maintenance and compliance, bringing a wealth of knowledge and dedication to every project.
DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
Thomas is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with an MBA in Aviation Business Management. He spent 20 years in Coast Guard aviation as an Aviation Maintenance Technician. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Thomas’ experience includes Manager of Maintenance control for Cape Air in Hyannis, MA, Maintenance Control in Fort Lauderdale, FL and both Maintenance Manager and Director of Maintenance in Boca Raton, FL. He comes to Davinci Jets with over 28 years of combined Aviation Maintenance and management experience.
VP OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Julie has more than 25 years of experience in management, customer service, trip planning, quoting, scheduling and dispatching for charter operators and Fortune 200 Corporate Flight Departments. Her devotion to superior service and attention to detail makes her an invaluable asset to our team.
Chris Bradley is an Airline Transport Pilot and holds type ratings in Citation 500, Citation 525, Citation 560XL and Citation 680 aircraft. Chris has over 6000 hours as Pilot in Command. Prior to becoming Chief Pilot at Davinci Jets in 2016, Chris was regional manager and check airman for over 70 pilots over 16 bases throughout the United States at the largest privately owned air medical network in the world. Chris has over 16 continuous years as 135 PIC, including freight, air medical and private air charter.