Gogo has announced a series of leadership changes designed to strengthen its organizational structure and increase alignment with the Company's objectives.
John Wade will serve as the first President of Gogo's Commercial Aviation Division (CA). Wade, who joined Gogo in 2008, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2016. Prior to his role as COO, he served as General Manager of Gogo's Business Aviation division. Prior to joining Gogo, he served as Chief Technical Officer and General Manager of OnAir, an in-flight mobile phone and internet provider.
Sergio Aguirre will serve as President of Gogo's Business Aviation Division. Aguirre will continue to be responsible for managing the Business Aviation (BA) division and will now report directly to the CEO, Oakleigh Thorne. Aguirre joined Gogo in 2002. Since 2016, he has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of BA. Aguirre is an aviation industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience.
Jon Cobin will serve as Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Corporate Development. In this newly created role, Cobin will be responsible for leading Gogo's company wide business, strategic planning and corporate development efforts. Cobin joined Gogo in 2010 and has held various leadership positions in the CA division, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Gogo, Cobin served as the head of strategy at Centennial Communications and held positions of increasing responsibility as a strategy consultant at Dean & Company and in investment banking at J.P. Morgan.
Anand Chari, who has served as the Company's Chief Technology Officer since 2011, will move into a new role as Strategic Technology Advisor. Chari has been with Gogo since 2003 and has been instrumental in the design and development of the company's ground-breaking ATG (air-to-ground) and 2Ku (satellite) products.