Ross Aviation, Platform of International Fixed-Base Operators with First-Class Aviation Services, Welcomes Brian Corbett as Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco, CA — August 5, 2019 Renovata & Company is pleased to announce the placement of Brian Corbett as chief executive officer of Ross Aviation, a platform of international fixed-base operators (FBOs) with first-class aviation services. Corbett—whose resume includes co-founding Inspirato, a leading luxury hospitality company—will build and lead the Ross Aviation team to integrate, optimize and grow the existing platform while building a second platform. He will work closely with the company’s founder, Jeff Ross, who has assumed the role of chairman of the board.
“Ross Aviation is a successful and growing international network that stands out due to its passionate and caring team and great facilities,” Corbett says. “I look forward to working with my colleagues from the Cayman Islands to Alaska to further strengthen our brand on operational excellence, outstanding customer experiences and growth.”
Ross Aviation is owned by an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm dedicated to investing in travel and leisure businesses, which has raised $12B in equity since 2005. Since 2016, the company has more than doubled its number of FBO portfolios. Ross Aviation currently owns and operates 16 FBOs located at 14 airports. Moving forward, the company plans to expand these existing bases while continuing its pattern of growth with FBO acquisitions that complement the company’s network.
“Brian is a high-quality executive with a strong track record throughout his career, including building the Inspirato brand and serving discerning consumers,” says Simon Francis, Renovata & Company partner. “In addition to having a strong strategic focus, he understands how to execute by building platform capabilities focused on operations.”
Corbett has spent his career leading luxury travel and hospitality ventures. In addition to co-founding Inspirato and serving as the company’s chief experience officer, he was vice president of Exclusive Resorts—one of the largest luxury destination clubs.
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