Vertis bolsters business with creation of two new team roles

Zug, Switzerland/25 March 2019.


Vertis Aviation, the Switzerland-headquartered charter specialist has created two new team roles. Christian Stokes has been appointed as Business Development Manager with a remit to develop the Vertis Charter Management Programme in Europe and Anna Smahlli has stepped into the role of Charter Sales Executive. As the business continues to grow it is taking the opportunity to merge all its charter and aviation consultancy capabilities into one global offering and the recent appointments support the strategy.

In the newly created role of Business Development Manager Christian is responsible for enhancing brand awareness and attracting new clients to the well-established Vertis Charter Management Program. The tried and tested Vertis model supports owners and operators looking for outsourced professional charter sales management, enabling them to maintain focus on the core competency of aircraft operations. Previously, Christian has helped develop a number of hospitality businesses and joins Vertis after working with a private aviation membership company. Located in Dublin he is geographically and professionally well positioned to use this experience to support Vertis growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

Anna Smahlli joins Vertis as Charter Sales Executive based at the company’s Zug, Switzerland, headquarters. The Ukrainian national has worked for more than eight years in the business aviation industry in a variety of positions including flight dispatcher, operations coordinator, as well as in management and business development fields. Using her understanding of the industry Anna is finding new customers, liaising with business partners and maintaining the high-level of customer
service standards Vertis is known for as she grows the European and CIS business.

Complementing the team expansion Daniella Dawson, who has worked as Charter Sales Manager for two years in London, moves to the Dubai office to grow the team there. The Middle East has proven a fertile ground for the highly bespoke, customised service Vertis offers. As the Dubai location enters its seventh year of business the growing regional work load requires additional resources. Daniella will work alongside Vertis Chief Commercial Officer, Catherine Buchanan.

The Vertis team now numbers 12 in total with Vertis offices in Zug, Boston, Dubai and Cape Town. “It is an extremely exciting time for Vertis as we shift our balance from being known for our long-range expertise. This will continue, as will our Vertis Charter Management Programme, but these activities will be complemented by the development of our short- to mid-range charters. We’ve always offered them, but we are now strengthening this part of our business to ensure our clients, and the market, can maximise our charter expertise whatever their needs”, said Founding Partner, Jeffrey Emmenis.

Vertis markets on behalf of the owner/operators a select portfolio of business aircraft including two Boeing Business Jets BBJ, an Airbus ACJ319, two Bombardier Global 6000, a Gulfstream G450 and a
Bombardier Challenger 350.

Photo Caption: Christian Stokes and Anna Smallhi are the latest Vertis team members.

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