For more than 30 years, Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) has been the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial tools to the business aviation industry. With 6,000+ aircraft supported by maintenance programs and software platforms, JSSI leverages this wealth of data and purchasing power to drive cost savings and provide custom solutions that align to the interests of each client, regardless of make or model.
JSSI products and services include:
Maintenance Programs. Hourly Cost Maintenance Programs to stabilize maintenance budgets, maximize aircraft availability and enhance residual value.
Parts & Leasing. Experienced product line specialized team who leverages our All-OEM inventory and global vendor relationships and go beyond parts sourcing to find optimal customer solutions.
Maintenance Software. Innovative digital tools that deliver actionable maintenance intelligence to enable better maintenance decisions.
Conklin & de Decker. Impartial and accurate data to deliver full transparency into real-world aircraft operating costs and performance specifications.
Advisory Services. Objective insights and independent technical advice from a global team of technical advisors and ASA-accredited appraisers for virtually any business jet, turboprop or helicopter.
Aviation Capital. Customized asset-based finance solutions for business aviation.
In 2020, JSSI was recognized as a US Best Managed Company.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Neil provides leadership and direction to the entire organization.
Prior to joining JSSI in 2012, Neil served as Vice President of Mobility for Juniper Networks, directing its mobile security business unit. His role at Juniper began in 2010, in connection with their acquisition of SMobile Systems, where he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Neil began his career at AT&T where he held various management positions. Neil is a graduate of the University of Delaware, class of 1999.
As Chief Financial Officer, Tim Elberfeld is responsible for all aspects of Finance & Accounting at JSSI. Additionally, Tim oversees the Information Technology organization.
Prior to joining JSSI, Tim served in a range of progressive roles at TransUnion, a global information and financial services company publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange. While at TransUnion, his roles included Chief Accounting Officer as well as Chief Financial Officer for the Africa Region in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tim began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he served clients in the Transaction Services group. At PwC, he led cross-border engagements for clients in the execution of complex acquisitions, divestitures and carve-outs. During his time at PwC, Tim completed a multi-year secondment in Zurich, Switzerland, where he supported clients on both inbound and outbound deals across Europe. Tim received an undergraduate degree in accounting from Anderson University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
As Chief Revenue Officer, Francisco provides leadership to the global business development organization. Additionally, he oversees the suite of Conklin & de Decker digital and consulting solutions.
Prior to joining JSSI, Francisco served as Pre-Owned Director at Aerolineas Ejecutivas, managing its pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions business unit. He facilitated several key industry alliances and memberships for Latin America’s largest business aviation company and has established an extensive network with the global broker community, financial institutions, OEMs and MROs. Francisco graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City as an industrial engineer.
As Chief Operating Officer of JSSI, Ben Hockenberg leads JSSI Parts & Leasing, the procurement arm of the company, as well as the technical services and operations of JSSI maintenance software. Additionally, Ben has responsibility for the company’s maintenance event and insurance claims management service offerings.
In his role prior to joining JSSI Parts & Leasing, Ben was focused on investing in the aerospace sector. He has worked in investment banking, private equity, and credit investing and Deutsche Bank, The Pritzker Organization, Venor Capital and Greenbriar Asset Management. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
As Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Strategy Officer of Jet Support Services, Inc (JSSI), Megha Bhatia leads the marketing and account management organizations as well as works closely with the remaining leadership team to shape the business strategy and direction.
Megha previously served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Rolls-Royce Business Aviation where she oversaw the strong growth of their aftermarket maintenance program, CorporateCare® Enhanced. In this role, Megha was also instrumental in the strategic development of additional services such as CorporateCare Flex and their sustainability program SAFinity, including spearheading SAFinity’s marketing campaign.
Prior to her role as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Megha amassed over a decade of experience specializing in sales, customer experience and strategy at Rolls-Royce. Over the course of her career, she has partnered with marine, airline and business aviation customers globally while based in United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore. During this time, Megha held key leadership positions heading aftermarket sales and business development for marine ship intelligence and transforming the customer support process.
Megha Bhatia holds a Master’s degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle University. Megha is an active leader in the Business Aviation industry, serving on the National Business Aviation Association Advisory Council, the National Aircraft Finance Association Board, the International Aircraft Dealers Association Foundation Board, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Business Leadership Board.
Paul Rahe joined JSSI as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in August 2011 and became General Counsel in 2016. Paul is responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal affairs, including client and vendor relationships, strategic transactions, corporate governance and general corporate matters, and also serves as the company’s Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining JSSI, Paul was Managing Director, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for PrivateBancorp, Inc. (now CIBC Bancorp USA) and The PrivateBank and Trust Company (now CIBC U.S.). From 1999 to 2009, Paul practiced law with Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, where he represented a broad range of private and public companies, including private equity firms and their portfolio companies, in merger and acquisition transactions, the issuance of securities, corporate governance and other general corporate matters. Paul was previously an associate in the Indianapolis, Indiana, office of Baker Daniels (now Faegre Drinker) from 1996 to 1999. Paul graduated from Indiana University in (1993) and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1996.
As Chief Information Officer, Serdar Yorgancigil is responsible for all information and digital technology initiatives at JSSI.
Prior to joining JSSI, Serdar spent 15 years at AAR, a provider of global aviation services to the commercial and governmental aviation sectors. Serdar held a variety of progressive technology roles at AAR, including Head of Digital Enablement, where he led application development, data management and integration teams. He is a graduate of Istanbul University with a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering. Serdar is a member of the Chicago Chief Data Officers (CDO) governing body and received an executive certificate in management leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
As Managing Partner of JSSI Aviation Capital, Chris Miller will oversee and lead the team in growing JSSI Aviation Capital into a global market leader in customized asset-based financing alternatives in the business jet space.
Chris was the founder and CEO of Shearwater Global Capital which was a private finance company offering asset-based financing for aviation assets across the globe. Prior to Shearwater he was the Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners Business Aircraft Investment (BAI) Group. The BAI Group provided capital solutions to the Business Aviation Industry; specifically, asset-based lending on medium to large sized business aircraft.
Before entering the business world, Chris served in the United States Marine Corps, as an F/A-18 pilot, Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Aviation Safety Officer. Chris is a graduate of the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps School of Aviation Safety and currently holds a commercial pilot rating. He is an accredited “Senior Aircraft Appraiser” with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the former President of the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). Chris received a BA from Denison University and an MBA from Columbia University.
We are proud to be good neighbors and participate in events and programs that support our company strategy around the world.
The Global FoodBanking Network’s (GFN) mission is to nourish the world’s hungry through uniting and advancing food banks.
Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, supporting food banks, pantries, and meal programs with food, funds, and advocacy.
With a curriculum rich in aviation, STEAM, and robotics, WMAA provides a unique opportunity for students to focus on high-growth employment fields during their education.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and families in the region.
The Pat Tillman Foundation provides scholarships, professional development opportunities and a network to empower military service members, veterans and spouses.
JSSI supported Shaesta Waiz’s record-breaking solo flight around the world with a mission to encourage women to pursue STEM and aviation-related degrees.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides academic scholarships to children of United States Marines and Navy Corpsmen.
The annual GAMA Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge promotes science, technology, engineering, and math knowledge among high-school students.
It Takes a Village Chicago (ITAV) provides physical education facilities, resources and tools to students at inner city schools.