Our Team

JET TOLBERT

President
Boca Raton, Florida USA

Office: (561) 790-4060
Fax: (561) 790-4061

From a young age, Mr. Tolbert was groomed to fulfill a second-generation leadership role at AAS. As president of the firm he oversees all aspects of aircraft sales and acquisitions, marketing, business development and market research.

Beginning at the age of 17, he learned every facet of the company’s services in business aviation, starting in corporate aircraft market research. During college, Mr. Tolbert attended classes full-time, earned a pilot’s license, and joined the sales team. By the time he graduated, Mr. Tolbert had emerged as a sales leader, having closed over a dozen transactions of corporate aircraft with a combined value of over $30 million by the age of 22. Today, he presides over one of the industry’s only companies with over 50 years of continuous operation, a testament to AAS’s leadership since the earliest days of private jet aviation.

Mr. Tolbert is an instrument rated pilot, and received a BA in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and management from the University of South Florida.

DOIE TOLBERT

Vice President
Boca Raton, Florida USA

Office: (561) 790-4060
Fax: (561) 790-4061

Mrs. Tolbert joined American Aircraft Sales in 1980 working alongside her late husband and company founder Charlie Tolbert. Over the years she has worked in a variety of capacities within the business, from research, sales, and marketing, to operational management and accounting. In addition to serving in an executive capacity, her industry experience and knowledge of business aviation are invaluable resources to the entire team. Mrs. Tolbert earned a BS in Geology from Towson University.

JAMES DODD

Executive Sales
Boca Raton, Florida USA

Office: (561) 790-4060 Ext. 3
Fax: (561) 790-4061

Mr. Dodd brings an enthusiasm for business aviation and commitment to client service to the role. With a focus on meeting and exceeding expectations for buyers and sellers, he has quickly distinguished himself for his personal integrity and work ethic. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Dodd served in the United States Air Force before entering the private sector with a goal of continuing his passion for aviation coupled with client service. He has transaction experience with a variety of turbine aircraft from jets to helicopters and is well versed in the nuances of marketing and selling corporate aircraft. Mr. Dodd studied Professional Aviation at Central Texas A&M University and holds a pilot’s license.

FRED NEARY JR.

Executive Sales
Boca Raton, Florida USA

Office: (561) 790-4060 Ext. 5
Fax: (561) 790-4061

Mr. Neary joined American Aircraft Sales after selling his share in an environmental services company in the Northeast to relocate to South Florida where his adult children and grandchildren reside. Mr. Neary has a life long passion for aviation going back to his early years of recreational flying in Piper Cherokees combined with the passion for corporate selling. Mr. Neary holds a private pilot’s license and glider pilot license. He is also active member of the community by giving back at local hospitals assisting patients in the post-operative and oncology wings.

CHRISTOPHER KNAPP

Executive Sales
Boca Raton, Florida USA

Office: (561) 790-4060 Ext. 6
Fax: (561) 790-4061

Mr. Knapp brings over a decade of aviation and sales experience to American Aircraft Sales. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Administration from Utah Valley University as well as a rotorcraft private pilot’s license and a UAS remote pilot certificate.

KAI GUENTHARDT

Managing Director
SWISSPATH AVIATION (affiliate)
Zurich, Switzerland

With over 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Guenthardt is the consummate aviation professional, covering all of the bases from sales and acquisition consulting, to non-bankable asset management, to finance consulting. In addition to his responsibilities with American Aircraft Sales, he is Managing Partner of Swisspath Aviation AG, an affiliate company of leading independent multi-family office Swisspath AG.

Prior to joining the Swisspath Group, Mr. Guenthardt was the Managing Director of a Private Executive Aviation Consulting firm, operating globally from Switzerland, and was formerly chief executive of two international business aviation companies, one based in Switzerland, the other the United States.

Mr. Guenthardt is also a FOCA (Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation) Accountable and Quality Manager, and an EASA Airline Transport Pilot. He is fluent in English and German.

SEAN BROWN

Director of Maintenance
Boca Raton, Florida USA

With 20 years’ experience as Crew Lead and Service Team Manager at Gulfstream Aviation, Sean has deep technical knowledge of the entire Gulfstream line, from the G100 to the G650. He’s also qualified in Bombadier heavy aircraft, including the popular Global and Challenger lines, as well as business aircraft from Hawker/Beechcraft. His wealth of mechanical knowledge makes Sean a true asset to the buyers and sellers we represent, allowing him to anticipate potential pitfalls experienced at aircraft service centers, especially during pre-buy inspections.

Sean’s technical experience ranges through the entire Gulfstream line of aircraft including G650, G650ER, G550, G500, GV, G450, G350, GIV, G200, G100, Bombardier heavy aircraft including the Global and Challenger lines of aircraft as well as Hawkers. Sean’s experience working at Gulfstream West Palm Beach for 15 years as Crew Lead and Service Team Manager as well as his experience as Director of Maintenance means he is able to anticipate many of the potential pitfalls buyers and sellers experience at service centers. Today in addition to Sean’s Director of Maintenance role on a Bombardier Global aircraft he also provides insight into prebuy inspection possibilities as well as an onsite presence for American Aircraft Sales clients as requested, during prebuy inspections.

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