As the President and CEO of Sentient Jet, Andrew Collins is responsible for a $450 million consumer travel and aviation business that has rapidly flourished over the last six years. Under his leadership the company has benefited from both a digital and business model transformation, in addition to an organizational restructuring. This includes setting market, product, and brand strategy, integrating a full suite of retail and wholesale technology applications, tripling sales, optimizing client acquisitions costs, and significantly moving top-line revenues, while also evolving Sentient into an EBITDA-positive entity.
In addition to running Sentient Jet, Collins is a lead executive at parent company OneSky where he is focused on M&A, operations, and revenue management activities.
In 2021 Collins lead the acquisition of Halo Aviation in London and integrated the company with Associated Aircraft Group (recently acquired from Sikorsky Lockheed Martin) in NYC to form OneSky’s Vertical Lift division, creating a global fleet of 24 helicopters and a platform for the future of flight. Inclusive with this effort was an order for 200 eVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing) vehicles from Embraer’s EVE.
In 2018, Collins, on behalf of parent company OneSky, led the acquisition of international digital charter provider PrivateFly 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 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.
With his direction, Sentient Jet also leveraged its exclusive partnership program to include such leading, world-class brands as Aspen/Snowmass, Sotheby’s, and YPO/WPO. In 2016, Sentient Jet became the first official private aviation partner ever for the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs.
Collins has been featured in a number of media outlets and forums including CNN, CNBC, Forbes, NBC, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2016, Sentient Jet and Collins were featured in a Harvard Business School case study entitled “Sentient Jet: The Uber of Private Jets.” He sits on the board of or Tuvoli, the digital aviation payments company, PrivateFly, and Halo Aviation.
He received his BA from Union College 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.