Chicago Based Jet Brokerage Firm Sees Late Third Quarter Boom

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Four new team members have been added to international jet brokerage firm, The Jet Collection, including a Vice President of Finance and Business Development. In addition, the company is experiencing significant growth and expanding into international markets.

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“With more people joining the team, we can have someone specializing in individual markets and build a truly global footprint”

While many other companies are downsizing, international jet brokerage firm The Jet Collection is experiencing significant growth. The company has recently added four new members to its team. Don Weisberg has been hired as Vice President of Finance and Business Development. In addition, Emilio Valentine, Herman Salgado and Michael Yager are the newest members of The Jet Collection sales team.

Don Weisberg has over 30 years in the commodities future business. He comes to The Jet Collection with valuable experience, a robust professional network and a deep interest in corporate aviation.

“A success for me is when I can bring a qualified transaction into the office and work with my partners here to assure that the transaction is closed in a timely manner,” Weisberg says. “My extensive business background in real estate and commodities have come full circle in this highly intelligence-focused business.”

“I feel fortunate to be part of The Jet Collection team because they have such a wealth of experience and knowledge,” says Emilio Valentine, Market Analyst at The Jet Collection. Emilio has five years’ experience as a commodities trader at the Chicago Board of Trade.

New Sales Consultant Herman Salgado is a management professional who has redefined businesses in India, China and the U.S. He says he was drawn to The Jet Collection because of their client dedication. “Walking our clients through the most intelligent solutions to their aircraft needs is what we do,” Salgado says.

Michael Yager, another addition to the sales team, is experienced in the study of marketplace activity, including identifying sales trends and opportunities. “I’m excited for the future of The Jet Collection,” he says. “With more people joining the team, we can have someone specializing in individual markets and build a truly global footprint.”

The Jet Collection plans to add three more Sales Consultants to its team by January 2012. Increasing staff will assist the company in better serving clients, in addition to the attainment of their goal of becoming the top aviation brokerage firm in North America.

The Jet Collection is an aircraft dealer and jet brokerage firm based in Chicago. Founded by seasoned aviation executives Ron and Jason Zilberbrand, the company handles business and commercial aircraft sales and acquisitions for midsize and large global corporations, foreign governments and private individuals all over the world. The Jet Collection has bought and sold more position aircraft than any other inventory dealer in the world, with a total value exceeding $2B. Visit or for more information.


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