President - Stratos Jet Charters, Inc.
- Orlando, Florida (Orlando, Florida Area)
Joel Thomas's Overview
- President at Stratos Jet Charters, Inc.
- Vice President at ACANA - Air Charter Association of North America
- President at ACANA
- Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
Joel Thomas' Summary
Joel Thomas, the President of Stratos Jet Charters, has served on the board of ACANA
as President 2011 and is the current Vice President (2014). Thomas has been called
on repeatedly to represent the air charter brokerage industry, from ACANA panel
discussions to speaking at several key events; including the Wyvern “Standout with
Safety Forum” and the Air Charter Safety Foundations “Aviation Safety Symposium”.
Joel Thomas has also contributed to numerous articles that have been published by the
Air Charter Journal, NATA’s Aviation Business Magazine and the Gallery Magazine.
Under Thomas’s leadership, Stratos Jet Charters has grown into one of the nations
most respected air charter agencies. Mr. Thomas attributes the success of his company to his faith in God and positive client experiences that have rewarded his company with a strong repeat customer base, key beneficial industry relationships and consistent year-to-year growth.
After graduation from UCF in 2004, I took a job with Edward Jones as a financial advisor for small business owners. This was a valuable experience to me. I learned the value of building relationships with my clients. This has helped me become relationship oriented. Providing good service is very important to me and I believe that forming a relationship with a client turns "working" into serving.
It is my goal to use the experiences in my life to serve God. I believe that the relationships developed in my life are opportunities to share the love Jesus shows me every day!
Specialties: One of the best market analysts in the Air Charter Industry. This skill has enabled me to provide my clients with deep discounts over most other Air Charter Agents or Brokers.
Joel Thomas' Experience
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry
January 2007 – Present (7 years 4 months) USA!!!
I founded Stratos Jet Charters on the principle of doing what is right because it is right. This philosophy has allowed us to build long-term client relationships and enabled us to become members of the Air Charter Association of North America. My goal for our company is to lead by example and to help standardize best practices across our industry.
ACANA - Air Charter Association of North America
January 2014 – Present (4 months)
ACANA's mission is to enhance and foster the air charter industry by promoting best practices and professionalism, representing our members' collective regulatory interests, and to educate consumers about the benefits of private aviation.
As Vice President of ACANA my goal is to expand the organizations influence, help educate consumers and to help standardize best practices across the air charter industry.
January 2011 – January 2012 (1 year 1 month) North America
ACANA's mission is to enhance and foster the air charter industry by promoting best practices and professionalism,
representing our members' collective regulatory interests, and to educate consumers about the benefits of private aviation.
As President of ACANA my goal is to expand membership and participation as well as to standardize best practices across our industry.
Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Financial Services industry
2005 – 2007 (2 years)
I provided a simple easy way for business owners to save for retirement and manage their tax burdens through strategic benefits planning.
Joel Thomas' Projects
Team Members: Joel Thomas
- March 2014 to Present
Guest Speaker at the Air Charter Safety Foundations "Air Charter Safety Symposium". Mr. Thomas represented the air charter brokerage industry and discussing the air charter broker's role in mitigating risk.
Team Members: Joel Thomas
- May 2013 to Present
Mr Thomas was a guest speaker at the Wyvern Stand Out With Safety Forum in Miami. Thomas represented the air charter brokerage industry and discussed his companies due diligence process, consumer education and the need for transparency.
Joel Thomas' Skills & Expertise
- Series 7
- Retirement Planning
- Strategic Financial Planning
- Wealth Management
- Financial Advisory
- Financial Analysis
- Asset Allocation
- Mutual Funds
- Curriculum Design
- Jet Charter
- Business Strategy
- Marketing Strategy
- Sales Management
- Operations Management
- Aircraft Leasing
- Aircraft sales
- Aircraft sourcing
- Business Planning
- Commercial Aviation
- Flight Safety
- Small Business
- Competitive Analysis
- Civil Aviation
- Private Pilot
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Human Factors
- Executive Management
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Joel Thomas' Certifications
President of Air Charter Association of North America
Vice President of ACANA
Joel Thomas' Education
Joel Thomas' Additional Information
I like Boating, water sports, fishing. I love to play the Country Club sports and excercising.
- Groups and Associations:
Elected President of the Air Charter Association of North America Managing Director of "Take A Stand" 2003-2005 Orange County Young Republicans
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- career opportunities
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