Gregory Johnson (left) has been named FlightCar's new chief operating officer. Cory Jones (right) has been appointed FlightCar's new vice president of marketing. Photo credit: FlightCar
To help strategically accelerate growth, peer-to-peer car-sharing FlightCar has announced two senior appointments to its staff: Gregory P. Johnson and Cory Jones.
As the new chief operating officer, Johnson will lead the strategic expansion and overall logistics of FlightCar for travelers. In the role of vice president of marketing, Jones will be responsible for acquiring new users, engaging members and will work close with Johnson to strengthen and expand the FlightCar’s footprint in the car-sharing industry, says the company.
“It’s an honor to have Greg and Cory join the growing FlightCar family,” said Rujul Zaparde, co-founder and CEO of FlightCar. “Greg’s proven record in building businesses and implementing game-changing process improvements as well as Cory’s background in travel and the sharing economy and brand-building expertise will give us an even stronger edge as we expand our customer-centric services and presence in the rapidly growing sharing economy.”
For more than 20 years, Johnson has designed operational improvements, streamlined and integrated business processes, managed facilities planning, and led engineering teams in a range of aviation businesses, including some of the nation’s top charter jet brokerages. In 2003, he founded OneSky Jets, which became one of the top five U.S. charter brokerages before Johnson successfully negotiated the company’s acquisition by Sentient Jet, according to FlightCar.
Coming from La Quinta Hotels and Accenture where he consulted for big brands like AT&T, Merck and Verizon, Jones led teams that drove marketing and data integration efforts that increased revenue growth by upwards of 40%. One of his recent projects was the marketing and analytics program for peer-to-peer on-demand ride-sharing startup Lyft, says FlightCar.
Introducing its service in February 2013, FlightCar now offers its car-sharing service in San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles. This peer-to-peer car-sharing company allows customers parking at the airport to rent out their vehicles to other travelers.