“To manage the Company’s finance functions providing leadership, mentorship, guidance and counsel for all aspects of finance”
Mark Long joined XOJET as Chief Financial Officer in 2009. Mr. Long is responsible for maximizing XOJET's operating performance, aircraft fleet planning and asset management, planning and achieving financial goals, and managing the financial risks of the company.
Mr. Long is a veteran avaiation executive with more than 30 years of industry experience concentrated in aviation finance. Immediately prior to joining XOJET, Mr. Long was a managing director at SkyWorks Capital, a global investment banking boutique focused on the transportation sector. At SkyWorks, Mr. Long was responsible for executing the firm's strategies in the areas of asset-based finance, aircraft fleet management and advisory, corporate finance, merger and acquisitions and financial restructuring.
Prior to SkyWorks, Mr. Long spent over 12 years at Northwest Airlines in a variety of senior management roles, including serving as a vice president in finance, managing investor relations and various strategic financial and corporate initiatives, and as Vice President, International and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Long also held a senior role as Controller for Northwest's international operations, the marketing and information technology departments, and all regional airline affiliates. He was responsible for managing financial and accounting functions, including budgeting, forecasting, capital planning, financial analysis and controls, and corporate administration.
Previous to Northwest Airlines, Mr. Long held managerial positions at Continental Airlines in the areas of financial planning and analysis, and market planning. At Continental, he also served as the Controller for various operational areas.
Mr. Long earned a Bachelor of Administration degree in finance and accounting from Kansas State University and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tulsa. Mr. Long also holds a Certified Instrument Flight Instructor rating and has his commercial pilot's license.