Today, Gogo is announcing that it has promoted Jon Cobin to be our new Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Jon has served in a leadership position at Gogo for six years, most recently as head of strategy and global sales for our commercial aviation division. In his new role, he will continue to manage strategy and sales, but will take on the added responsibilities of managing our product and marketing teams.
Under Jon’s leadership we have experienced numerous successes, including adding more than 1,000 2Ku aircraft to our backlog in 2016. “Gogo is at the forefront of technology development and innovation and combining our strategy group with product, sales and marketing enables us to better align the organization around meeting the needs of our global airline partners,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “Jon’s proven leadership makes him the right person for this role.”
Prior to Gogo, Cobin served as the head of strategy at Centennial Communications and held positions of increasing responsibility as a strategy consultant at Dean & Company and in investment banking at J.P. Morgan. He received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College.
In the video above, you’ll see Jon during his previous role in an interview from last year, with some fantastic insights into Gogo and our role in the international aviation industry.