MEET OUR TEAM

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Joe Stough

CEO & Executive Chairman

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As CEO and Executive Chairman, Joe Stough serves as strategic adviser and leadership coach for the FlyGuys team. A seasoned entrepreneur, Joe brings over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software business and previously served in multiple key roles for Waitr, including initial seed investor, founding board member, and President and Chief Operating Officer. Since then, his focus has been on building the tech economy in Louisiana.

Before Waitr, Joe founded Syntex Management Systems, Inc., which provided enterprise-level Operational Excellence software and analytics for energy, chemicals, and other heavy industry businesses prior to its acquisition by IHS, Inc. At Syntex, Joe designed and grew its flagship software and analytics platform, IMPACT, which was implemented in over 100 countries in partnership with ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Chevron, Shell, Total, LyondellBasell, and many other world leaders.

Operations

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DaCoda Bartels

Sr. VP of Operations

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In 2011, DaCoda began flying helicopters commercially, specializing in stabilized camera payloads for the film and TV industry. During work on a Vancouver film set a year later, he was introduced to drones.

His interest in drones took off immediately, and in 2014, he introduced drone technology to the Oil & Gas market at LAGCOE (Lafayette, LA). He co-founded Aerobotics Energy Group, which G.I.S acquired as Aerobotics Drone Division in 2018.

DaCoda is credited with flying and supervising more than 500 offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, plus Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for offshore cargo delivery.

When DaCoda isn’t flying a drone, he’s most likely practicing archery in preparation for bow season.

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Nicholas Boone

Operational Excellence

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With a variety of past roles such as traveling hibachi chef, financial advisor, and dump-truck driver, Nick’s professional background makes him uniquely equipped to work with customers across all industries.

Specializing in project management and operational logistics, Nick ensures Operational Excellence among our service delivery team. Nick helped build out two separate divisions from the ground up at FlyGuys, successfully implementing the proper procedures to scale to over 350 missions a month.

Jonathan Schlicher

Jonathan Schlicher

QA/QC Manager

Matthew Berry

Matthew Berry

QA/QC (LiDAR Processing)

Jasmine Henry

Jasmine Henry

QA/QC

Ben Leblanc

Ben Leblanc

Mission Coordinator

Kiro Samy

Kiro Samy

Mission Coordinator

Matt Domas

Matt Domas

Mission Coordinator (LiDAR)

JP Juneau

JP Juneau

Pilot Success Manager

Chris Marsh

Chris Marsh

Mission Coordinator / Pilot Success

In-House Pilots

Joshua Buckley

Joshua Buckley

Internal Pilot

Jerimiah Contreras

Jerimiah Contreras

Internal Pilot

Zach Lilley

Zach Lilley

Internal Pilot

Charles Schlicher

Charles Schlicher

Internal Pilot

Marketing

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Whitney Savoie

VP of Marketing

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Boundless energy and optimism are at the heart of everything Whitney does in her current role as Vice President of Marketing at FlyGuys. With a decade of experience in grassroots marketing, customer acquisition, and brand development, Whitney has a knack for developing unique strategies that propel companies forward.

Previously, Whitney led the go-to-market strategy for Waitr, a primary contributor to the company going from a privately held start-up to a publicly-traded commodity on Nasdaq. The company sold for $308 million in late 2018.

Devin Seneca

Devin Seneca

Revenue Ops Coordinator

Chloe Friend

Chloe Friend

Design Lead

Alexis Marino

Alexis Marino

Content Specialist

Sales

David Johnson

David Johnson

Senior VP of Sales

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Senior VP of Sales David Johnson is a business development leader with over 20 years of experience serving the environmental analytical, integrated safety services and multi-craft sectors in the industrial services industry. David has focused on industry-leading innovative offerings with organizational and technical expertise. He has held various positions of increasing responsibilities, including Director of Business Development, General Manager, Regional Sales Manager, ProTech Sales Manager, Enterprise Account Manager and Strategic Account Manager. He received his Bachelor of Science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Jessica Slaughter

Jessica Slaughter

National Account Rep

Luke Adams

Luke Adams

Customer Success Rep

Finance

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Nicholas Perron

Financial Controller

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Nicholas Perron joined FlyGuys in 2018. He wears many hats in his current role, but financial specialist is his top priority. As Controller, Nick oversees the financials and finds new ways to track, report, and analyze critical quantitative and financial data to best help inform and guide FlyGuys.

In his spare time, you can find Nick dominating in local recreational sports – especially flag football.

Hailey Braquet

Hailey Braquet

Accountant

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