With over 5 years of B2B and luxury sales experience, Zach Rankin is a 27 year old, originally born and raised in South Carolina.
Zach is an avid sports fan with strong allegiance to the professional teams in Minnesota due to his father’s imparted fandom.
Pursuing this love for sports while combining it with a strong business acumen led him to attend the University of South Carolina, where he graduated with Honors from the Darla Moore School of Business with a BS in Sport and Entertainment Management.
While completing his degree requirements working an internship in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50, he had his first glimpse into the world of private aviation—and was hooked immediately. It was during this time as an intern that Zach originally crossed paths with CEO Joel Thomas at a “Suits and Sneakers” Super Bowl party.
Taking a brief hiatus from the private jet world for medical reasons, Zach spent the next two years working in Healthcare Staffing, specializing there in new client acquisition and contract generation.
However, the “avgeek” in Zach could not keep him away from the industry for too long. This lead him to his present opportunity as a member of Stratos Jets sales team.
When Zach isn’t working hard to give you the best solutions available in the charter market, he is playing and watching sports (Go Twins, Go Vikings, Go Wild, and Go Twolves), watching movies, playing with his dog, and volunteering at his local children’s hospital.
Everything from start to finish was handled with great care and understanding of the compressed time frames we were working under.
As a repeat customer of Stratos we have always been treated with care and understanding of the circumstances surrounding our travel needs. When Joel was unavailable Zach jumped right in without missing a beat.
Great overall experience
Easy to book with and were very accommodating with a last minute booking.
Best experience in aviation
Probably the best charter experience I have ever had. Zach really came through for me when I was in a bind. Thanks Zach and keep up the good work.