FlyGuys Management Team
A positive culture starts at the top and is essential to a successful enterprise.
To scale in the drone industry, a team with a wide variety of skills is required. Our management team has vast and varied experience. FlyGuys has industry leaders from the industrial sector, oil and gas, Internet of Things, a nationally recognized entrepreneur, and operational leader with experience managing 1000+ employees. All have a vested stake in the company and are dedicated to the success of our clients, our Pilot Partners and to making FlyGuys the leader in drone services.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Chairman, Adam Zayor is an operational leader who has managed industrial projects ranging from $185M to $850M, with teams of up to 2,000+ individuals. Zayor was most recently the Senior PM for an $850M Mega Project in Lake Charles Louisiana, where he managed over 1,500 workers comprising some 10 million labor hours. Adam started in the construction industry as a Project Controls Manager responsible for analyzing and documenting construction progress, reporting and performance, leading to early insights on the use of UAV technology in construction. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Louisiana State University on subjects such as construction scheduling and construction cost control. Adam specializes in building teams that work together efficiently through open communication and goodwill.
Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Tim is an outstanding leader and entrepreneur. He built his first company Advantage Credit International from start up, took it through years of fast growth and delivered many industry leading offerings. He has worn many hats, from hands on software development to sales, operations and finance, and has lightning quick insights. Part technologist, part administrator – but his core superpower is organic sales growth. Knowledge, talent and skill for finding the right alignment with customer needs quickly brings them on board and keeps them retained. His FIVE Inc. 500 awards and an Inc 500 Hall of Fame award for fast growth prove the point. Also Tim is magnetic and altruistic, dedicated to building successful and prosperous colleagues and I hear many previous coworkers waxing nostalgic about working under his bright vision.
Julie Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer, is an entrepreneurial marketing leader with proven experience developing and executing worldwide demand generation strategies, omni-channel marketing plans and compelling content for startups to Fortune 100 enterprises across technology, financial services, and nonprofit industries. Most recently, Jordan led global marketing campaigns returning double digit growth for IBM’s Watson IoT business unit in the asset and facilities management space. She is known for innovative marketing strategies, business process streamlining and for building high performing marketing teams.
Founder and Chief Design Officer Nick Handley owns an award winning multi-media agency and was an early adopter and producer of drone creative services for real estate and hospitality clients. Starting as a professional recording engineer and musician, Handley expanded to produce complete media services for over 250 events in the Bay Area including audio, video and photography from concept through execution, and consistently receives the highest customer satisfaction rankings from diverse corporate and consumer clients.
Dan Losey is an angel investor and advisor to companies bringing innovative technology solutions to market. During his 30-year career in mechanical engineering for oil refining organizations, he continually applied new technologies to accelerate processes for greater value. A frequent challenger of the status quo, Losey was using radio-controlled aircraft to conduct elevated equipment visual inspections 20 years ago, gaining deep and early insight into the industrial drone applications re-emerging today. In 2016 Losey discovered the FlyGuys startup and recognized a tremendous opportunity to both partner with a visionary leader and to help catapult industrial drone use to a practical, mass level.
Jonathon Booth, Board Member, has diverse financial, accounting and wealth management experience. He co-founded and is CEO of Booth-Laird Enterprises in 2007, an investment management company. A CFA and CPA, Booth was awarded the 2006 Elijah Watt Sells award for achieving a worldwide top 10 score on the 2006 CPA exam. He has audited public and private companies for Ernst & Young and KPMG and has an astute understanding of risk management, team management, optimal business processes, effective corporate governance, industries and business models. Booth served in Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration as the Assistant Director of State Economic Competitiveness, a subgroup of the Department of Economic Development, helping to shape economic policy. He was awarded the 2008 “Top 40 Under Forty” award from the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.