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Brian Flynn
managing Director, diamondstream partners Labs

Mr. Flynn is a Managing Director of DiamondStream Partners, a firm that invests in and helps build travel related companies, especially those about to benefit from the advent of hybrid-electric aviation.

He co-founded Volaris (NYSE: VLRS), Mexico’s second largest airline. He also co-founded DiamondStream Analytics, a travel analytics firm. He currently sits on the board of Sellar Labs. Mr. Flynn helped form The Metropolitan Bank and build it to $1.3B in assets. Among other investments, Mr. Flynn led the acquisition and turnaround of Victory Refrigeration which led to a 13x return for investors.

He previously was a Managing Director at Bachow & Associates, the then largest private equity fund in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with investors such as CalPERS and the Ford Foundation. At Bachow, he identified, negotiated an investment in or acquisition of, built, grew, and sold companies in a variety of industries.

Mr. Flynn served as CEO of Innova Corporation (now Harris Corporation: HRS), a leading telecom equipment company that resulted in a 22x return for investors. Prior to Bachow, he was a consultant at Bain & Company where he met Mr. Donovan. Mr. Flynn also worked for DLJ in investment banking and GE Capital in finance.

He is a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of Columbia Business School and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, and he also studied at the London School of Economics. He sits/sat on various public and private company boards of directors.