Chief Operating Officer, Board of Directors

Chad Knauss serves Tours of Duty as the Chief Operating Officer. He is a business leader with 31 years of experience in international marketing, operations, planning and management. He was formerly Chief Strategy Officer Stellwagen Infrastructure Group, and Senior Operations Manager – Department of State International Narcotics and Aviation (INL-A) and experience included route analysis, forecasting and management for domestic and international operations in the Middle East and Africa.

During his career, Chad founded companies such as Executive Jet middle East, Transcontinental Airways Corp, Transcontinental Services Corp all providing commercial and defense services in diverse and austere locations. In his role as President of Transcontinental Airways Corp, he was responsible for growing the business and providing the leadership team with the tools needed for the company to be successful.  Through Chad’s leadership the company maintained a positive team environment, members of the team felt a sense of purpose, they had the tools and the drive needed to win our customers.

Chad has extensive experience, and his reputation and contacts get clients high-level management’s attention. Having worked on the other side of the table, he can present companies with unique approaches to assess and evaluate an organizations opportunity.