Joshua Hebert founded Magellan Jets in 2008 after 15 years of experience in finance, marketing, and aviation. Hebert’s expertise in business start-ups, transformations, search engine optimization, and marketing has enabled him to grow Magellan Jets into the brand it is today.
Prior to founding Magellan Jets, Joshua worked on Wall Street as an executive for Paine Webber before applying his marketing skills to The Boston Business Journal where as sales manager he earned the highest sales award from the American City Business Journal for the three years in a row. Joshua went on to found Jets.com, a private jet company, where he served as SVP beginning in 2000 before founding Magellan Jets. In doing so, Hebert was able to combine his passion for aviation and marketing with his knowledge and expertise in financial relations. As part of his success, Joshua has embraced web technologies and social media to build brands and increase revenue. Among his most innovative accomplishments are the launches of the One Way Leg Search iTunes app and real time tool, which is the first ever online program that allows clients to manage their own travel with one simple device.
Magellan Jets has been recognized for its growing success several years in a row on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetters (now Fast 50) list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts, and most recently as one of SmartCEO's Future 50.
Mr. Hebert currently serves as Chairman on the Magellan Jets board, the Governance Board for Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), Founding Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board for Raising a Reader of Massachusetts (RAR MA), and as a member of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YPO). He is also a member of the Harvard Club and and has been a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year. He is quoted in Barron’s, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, and The Economist among other major publications.
A former Wall Street executive, Hebert brings the financial savvy he garnered at Paine Webber to Boston-based Magellan Jets, which he launched in 2008. In founding Magellan Jets, Hebert melded his passion for aviation with his knowledge and expertise in financial relations, which he gleaned from serving at prestigious firms on Wall Street. As a result of the successful launch of Jets.com, which Hebert started in 2000, when Hebert founded Magellan Jets, he was already an experienced manager in the aviation business.
He has embraced web technologies and social media and uses them efficiently to build brands and revenue. He has succeeded in applying combinations of “old and new media” to deliver astounding increases in lead volume and sales for a variety of businesses. Among his most innovative corporate accomplishments is the launch of the One Way Leg Search (OWLS), the first ever app of its kind for iTunes; and the launch of Magellan Jets’ cutting-edge technology platform, the customizable ‘Build-A Card’ tool. The first ever online program that will allow clients to address their own private travel concerns with one simple device.
Hebert served as sales and marketing director at Jets.com, a private jet company from 2000 to 2008. During his time with Jets.com, Joshua led the sales team and increased the company’s growth by an astounding 600 percent. Prior to making his mark at Jets.com, Hebert applied his strategic sales and marketing skills at The Boston Business Journal, a division of American City Business Journals, Inc., a Condé Nast company. As the Journal’s sales manager, he boosted sales by an incredible 800 percent margin in 1997 and earned the company its highest sales award from the American City Business Journals for the next three years.
In 2013 and 2014, Magellan Jets was included in the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America and Boston Business Journal’s Pacesetters list of the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts. Hebert was also invited to the roundtable for CEO of the Year at the New York Stock Exchange in 2014.
In his rare down time, Hebert serves on several board of directors including Magellan Jets as Chairman of the Board; the Governance Board for the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF);
and he showcases his passion for education as Learning Chair for The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and on the Governance Board for Raise-A-Reader.
Hebert has been quoted in prestigious publications such as Barron’s, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and The Economist.
Anthony Tivnan, President and co-owner of Magellan Jets, was solidified as a major player in the world of private aviation long before the company’s launch, in 2008.
In 2002, Anthony made his mark at Jets International.
Serving as the Executive Vice President, he helped the company to become one of the leading jet brokers in the country. Since 2008, Anthony has grown Magellan Jets in
the same fashion. Experiencing 122% growth in 2015 and being featured on Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Companies in America list two years in a row, and the Boston Business Journal's Fast50 for three consecutive years, Anthony's dedication and leadership has certainly elevated the company.
In addition to his success with Magellan Jets, Tivnan's leadership spreads outside company walls into the Boston community. Anthony has served as a board member for the Entrepreneurs' Organization, and serves actively on the board of Camp Harbor View. His experience and mentor capabilities have granted him speaking engagements with Harvard University and countless organizations. He has also personally been interviewed on Fox News and CBS, and named one of the 10 Boston Men of the Moment by Boston Common Magazine.
Through his leadership, Magellan Jets has seen incredible growth since its inception. Recently, Magellan Jets was awarded by the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts Fastest Growing Companies. Anthony works closely with Magellan Jets marketing and sales divisions to strengthen the brand name and innovate the way Magellan clients utilize business jets. Magellan Jets was the first company to appear on iTunes with their Private Jet Search App, allowing users to search, book and sign for a charter in a matter of minutes all from a smartphone device. The innovation doesn’t stop there; Magellan Jets was also the first jet card provider to launch a Wi-Fi Jet Card for business travelers. With his sales background, Anthony is the ideal candidate to translate the client’s needs and expectations into results. Anthony strives to create and retain strong customer and vendor relationships through his belief in personal attention and open communication. He truly executes the entire operation; from creating the product line, to reaching the audience, to obtaining the trust of each and every client he works with. Anthony was recently listed as 10 Boston Men of the Moment by Boston Common Magazine, leading the way to make Boston great.
Anthony frequently speaks at conferences and events about entrepreneurialism, business aviation and innovation. In 2014, he spoke regarding aviation safety during ACSF’s annual symposium at NTSB Training Center in VA. He was asked to speak on the Transportation Panel during BostInno’s State of Innovation Conference, the Aviation Fraternity National Conference, Bentley College and has appeared as an aviation expert on Fox 25 and other news broadcasts.
Anthony completed pilot ground school at Alpha One Flight School in Plymouth, Mass. He serves on the Board of Directors at Magellan Jets, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and Iowngreen.com.
Prior to securing his role as Vice President of Magellan Jets, Gregory Belezerian garnered experience in the world of finance as an analyst and financial advisor. The skill set he acquired proved beneficial when he accepted his sales role with Jets.com in 2002, as a sales associate. With Gregory’s leadership, Jets.com grew to become a 42 million dollar company. He was quickly promoted to Senior Vice President as a result of his consistent dedication and strong client and vendor relationships. In his six years at Jets.com, he led the sales team in drastically increasing and sustaining their growth.
Thomas Harrison is chairman and chief executive officer of Diversified Agency Services, a marketing and communications company. He specializes in public relations, crisis management, branding, sales promotion, customer relationship management and health care advertising.
A division of the Omnicom Group, Diversified has more than 5,000 worldwide clients and annual revenues of almost $5 billion.
Under Thomas’ watch, Diversified has more than quadrupled in size and now accounts for almost 60 percent Omnicom’s revenues.
Thomas’ multi-faceted career brought him to Omnicom in 1992, when the firm he co-founded, Harrison & Star Business Group, the most successful and rapidly growing agency in the health care industry at the time, was acquired.
With an advanced degree in cell biology and physiology, Thomas began his career at Pfizer Laboratories as a sales representative and left Pfizer as marketing director. He then joined a mid-sized health care advertising agency for six years before starting his own company, The Harrison & Star Business Group. His company started a health care advertising agency, a medical education company, a direct-to-consumer health care company and a medical PR group and acquired a managed care consultancy.
Thomas serves on a number of prestigious boards. They include Montefiore Hospital, New York Academy of Medicine, New York chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, ePocrates, a health care information company, The Morgans Hotel Group, The Lymphoma Research Foundation and several marketing services companies.
He was president of a local Westchester County school board and founder of an education foundation in that Westchester school district. He has served as co-chairman of the New York chapter of the U.S. Olympic Committee, raising substantial funds to support U.S. Olympic athletes
Thomas frequently speaks at business forums and universities on entrepreneurialism and business strategies. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from West Virginia University and an honorary doctorate in 2007. He was keynote speaker at The McGraw Hill Medical Publishers Annual Awards program.
Harrison is the author of the recently published book INSTINCT Tapping Your Entrepreneurial DNA to Achieve Your Business Goals.
International financial authority Kirby Shimko is the chief strategy officer at Magellan Jets. Kirby amassed extensive experience managing casework in financial services, technology, media and telecommunications at Bain and Company's Boston office. During his tenure at Bain that began in 2006, Kirby worked in Johannesburg, London and San Francisco, providing growth strategies for private equity firms, commercial lenders and hedge funds and directed turnarounds in telecommunications.
Before joining Bain, Kirby was a private equity, telecommunications and tourism consultant in the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. He also held front-line positions in manufacturing, business development, sales and marketing. In 2000, Kirby started the Neighborhood Business Initiative, which helps inner city businesses and start ups grow and prosper.
Kirby earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a masters in engineering management from Northwestern University. He also holds a B.S. in chemical engineering. Outside of work, Kirby enjoys scuba diving, travel and photography.
Before becoming a director at Magellan Jets, Doug Dvorak built a dynamic career in wealth management.
After earning a degree in economics from Rollins College, where he attended on a baseball scholarship, Doug joined Raymond James in 1990 in Fort Myers, Florida. From the start, he set the firm’s first-year production record and became Rookie of the Year. Soon, Doug was promoted to manage the Naples office, becoming the youngest branch manager in the company’s history.
In 1996, Doug joined Smith Barney. In just two years, Doug tripled the size of the Naples sales team and doubled revenues. By 1998, Doug was managing the firm’s two offices in Charlotte, North Carolina. Within two years, he expanded Smith Barney’s presence in the Charlotte area to five offices.
In 2001, Merrill Lynch hired Doug as senior vice president and sales manager for the Florida region, where he led the wealth management business in Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Orlando. In 2003, Doug joined Bank of America as senior vice president and regional sales director. There, he led private banking sales teams covering Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Virginia. The business generated $500 million in revenue and specialized in clients with a minimum net worth of $5 million.
In 2006, Doug became the senior advisor for Bank of America’s Family Wealth Advisor’s unit in the Southern United States, where he focused on serving clients with a net worth greater than $50 million.
Doug retired in October of 2007 to pursue his dream of playing professional golf. Doug qualified for his first PGA tour in May of 2008 at the AT&T Classic in Atlanta. Doug and his family live in Windermere, Florida, where he’s a member of the Isleworth Country Club.
Additionally, Doug serves on the Board for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Ministry.
Doug continues to serve as a consultant to several Wall Street firms.