president & CEO, Sentient jet
As the President and CEO of Sentient Jet, Andrew Collins is responsible for a $350 million aviation business that has rapidly flourished over the last five years. Under his leadership the company has benefited from both a digital and business model transformation, in addition to an organizational restructuring. This includes re-positioning the brand, integrating a full suite of retail and wholesale technology applications, doubling Jet Card sales, and moving topline revenues by 60 percent, while also evolving Sentient into an EBITDA-positive entity.
With his direction, the company has also leveraged its exclusive partnership program to include such leading, world-class brands and events as Aspen Snowmass, the Breeders’ Cup, Sotheby’s, and YPO/WPO. In 2016, Sentient Jet became the first official private aviation partner ever for the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs.
In 2018, Collins, on behalf of parent company OneSky, led the acquisition of international digital charter provider PrivateFly (London, UK) to help establish a $100 million, on-demand global platform with a network of 20 localized websites and offices in London, Boston, New York, and Florida. In addition to helming Sentient Jet, Collins is also the Global Brand Leader for PrivateFly, acting as the team’s executive sponsor as this platform is further enhanced.
In recent years Collins has motivated a significant digital and technology transformation at Sentient Jet and its parent company, OneSky. This has included the creation of retail product, online consumer “touch points,” novel mobile applications, and a brand-new, supply-side platform for driving further efficiencies in flight time procurement.
Collins has been featured in a number of media outlets and public speaking forums. Coverage and visibility include CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Fox Business News, NBC, the Wall Street Journal and Worth magazine. In addition, in 2016, Sentient Jet and Collins were featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled “Sentient Jet: The Uber of Private Jets.”
With extensive additional experience in software and internet-related technologies, Collins has helped lead, establish, or improve a number of prominent, venture-backed technology enterprises.
Collins resides in Needham, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children. He received his BA from Union College of Schenectady, NY , and a Master’s Degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council.