Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas

President - Stratos Jet Charters, Inc.

Location
Orlando, Florida (Orlando, Florida Area)
Industry
Airlines/Aviation

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Joel Thomas's Overview

Current
  • President at Stratos Jet Charters, Inc.
  • Vice President at ACANA - Air Charter Association of North America
Past
Education
Connections

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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.

Personal Note:
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 2007Present (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.

Vice President

ACANA - Air Charter Association of North America

January 2014Present (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.

President

ACANA

January 2011January 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.

Financial Advisor

Edward Jones

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Financial Services industry

20052007 (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

  • Aviation Safety Symposium

    • March 2014 to Present
    Team Members: Joel Thomas

    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.

  • Wyvern Stand Out With Safety Forum

    • May 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Joel Thomas

    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

  1. Investments
  2. Series 7
  3. Retirement Planning
  4. Strategic Financial Planning
  5. Retirement
  6. Wealth Management
  7. 401k
  8. Financial Advisory
  9. Financial Analysis
  10. Asset Allocation
  11. Mutual Funds
  12. Curriculum Design
  13. Jet Charter
  14. Business Strategy
  15. Marketing Strategy
  16. Sales Management
  17. Operations Management
  18. Aircraft Leasing
  19. Aircraft sales
  20. Marketing
  21. Aircraft sourcing
  22. Charter
  23. Aviation
  24. Airports
  25. Aircraft
  26. Business Planning
  27. Airlines
  28. Commercial Aviation
  29. Management
  30. Flights
  31. Flight Safety
  32. Small Business
  33. Leadership
  34. Competitive Analysis
  35. CRM
  36. Civil Aviation
  37. Aerospace
  38. Private Pilot
  39. Aircraft Maintenance
  40. Piloting
  41. Helicopters
  42. Strategy
  43. Negotiation
  44. Finance
  45. Avionics
  46. Aeronautics
  47. Human Factors
  48. Executive Management
  49. Transportation
  50. Mergers & Acquisitions

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Joel Thomas' Certifications

  • President of Air Charter Association of North America

  • Vice President of ACANA

Joel Thomas' Education

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Finance, General

20002004

Activities and Societies: Founder of Take A Stand

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