Todd has 16 years of experience executing projects in commercial aerospace manufacturing, MRO, aftermarket and aviation finance. With both first hand experience as an aircraft parts supplier and subsequently as a management consultant focused on the aerospace industry, Todd gained a deep understanding of the problems and inefficiencies that afflict the modern aerospace industry.
In 2017, Todd formed Block Aero with a mission to bring enhanced efficiency, safety, security and trust across the aviation industry through improved digitalization. He has a proven track record of uniting individuals from diverse professional backgrounds and having them deliver complex projects in the aerospace industry in multi-cultural environments.
Burt has over 30 years of leadership experience in the aviation industry across various roles including business unit management, business development and corporate development. His career has spanned a wide array of companies, with prominent postings including serving at Delta Air Lines as Director of China and later General Manager of Asia, at Northwest Airlines as General Manager of China, and at Transamerica Airlines as Managing Director of Asia.
Burt provides Block Aero with substantial operational experience from the airline industry, as well as wisdom and insight from the many leadership roles he has held in recent decades. He is a substantial investor in Block Aero.
Daniel is responsible for tech and product leadership at Google. His expertise includes implementation of high-availability and scalable backend infrastructure, UX and UI design, API development, mobile app development, data mining and machine learning.
Daniel’s experience at the forefront of modern web-based products development keeps Block Aero at the cutting edge of innovation in the tech sector. His insights and contributions are helping to drive efficiency and simplicity across the Block Aero product range.
Mark has spent over 30 years in the aviation sector. He initially worked in aircraft maintenance, engineering, operations and customer service roles. Later he became involved in aircraft leasing in both technical and business leadership roles. He currently serves as a member of the Technical Standing Committee for the Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation.
Mark brings a breadth of practical aviation industry experience to the development of digital solutions for managing aviation assets for their beneficial owners, helping to drive improved efficiency and safety standards across the industry.
Toby has 16 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. He is co-founder of Audacy Ventures, a principal investments group focused on using new technologies to drive decarbonization. He previously worked at Macquarie Capital and Kerogen Capital, advising on a range of transactions collectively worth over $15 billion.
Toby’s network and investment experience helps Block Aero remain fiscally disciplined and raise the capital it needs to develop a best-in-class product for the aviation and aerospace industries.
Saito-san spent over 30 years working for Japan Airlines across various departments that included maintenance, engine selection, design and engineering, and fleet planning. He later became Managing Director of the Association of Air Transport Engineering in Japan, adopting aerospace regulations for MRO and flight operations from the FAA and EASA.
Saito-san provides invaluable hands-on experience from both engineering and regulatory perspectives, helping Block Aero to ensure its products are tailored for the aircraft maintenance industry and its customers.
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