Solairus Appoints Mark Dennen CFO

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Mark Dennen to assume CFO duties for Solairus Aviation.

San Francisco (January 11, 2012) –

Solairus Aviation has announced that Mark Dennen has accepted an offer to become the San Francisco-based company’s Chief Financial Officer and will begin serving in the role in early February. Dennen has served most recently as the CFO for Key Air, and previously held positions as the SVP of Finance for TAG Aviation US, SVP and CFO at ACM Aviation, and Audit Supervisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dennen is a CPA who received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island and earned a MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, with a major in Finance and Management. Dennen has also served on the NBAA Tax Committee for over 12 years.

Dennen is looking to help Solairus’ executive management team, including the company’s Vice Chairman and former TAG Aviation US CEO, Jake Cartwright, improve upon their initial success.

“Right from the beginning, Solairus Aviation was quick out of the gate, really taking the industry by storm,” Dennen explained. “The challenge will be to keep that momentum going as the company faces increasingly strong market forces from all sides. Like many business jet industry professionals, I’ve kept an eye on Solairus’ management since the beginning and I’ve always been impressed with their client and employee-centric management philosophies. Joining an executive team of this caliber, and working with Jake again, will be an honor. I am fully committed to leading my team in the development of innovative, industry-leading financial and operational metrics, to maintaining and improving financial systems, and to creating expanded accounting procedures for Solairus.”

Solairus Chairman and CEO, Dan Drohan, is excited to welcome Dennen to his new role at the company.

“Solairus is successfully making the transition from start-up to front-runner,” Drohan said. “Leaders with Mark’s enthusiastic vision will be vital to the continued growth of this company as we aggressively seek fresh opportunities in developing markets. We’ll be looking to him to assist us in further streamlining operations, drive increased efficiency and profitability, and facilitate growth throughout our organization. Mark’s leadership and executive skills will provide an increased competitive advantage to our already formidable management team, and I fully expect him to make an immediate and profound impact on Solairus’ development.”

About Solairus Aviation:

Solairus is a full-service aviation asset management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring and operating a wide range of private aircraft.

With a fleet of over 50 managed aircraft, Solairus is one of only 85 Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-rated charter operators in the world. After completion of an intense operations and safety systems audit, the ARG/US Platinum rating is awarded to those who have demonstrated that their procedures meet or exceed industry “Best Practices” in all phases. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO certified company. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit or call 800-359-7861.


Solairus media contact:
Eric Wildt


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