Sky Harbour

Team

Sky Harbour’s team of seasoned professionals combines extensive aviation experience with a strong real estate development pedigree.
The team is composed of hand-selected national industry leaders, brought together with the explicit goal of designing and implementing the best aircraft basing solutions in existence.

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The team is composed of hand-selected national industry leaders, brought together with the explicit goal of designing and implementing the best aircraft basing solutions in existence.
Tal Keinan Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Keinan assembled and leads the Sky Harbour team. He works closely with aviation professionals and operators to constantly improve the Sky Harbour model.

Mr. Keinan serves on the board of directors of Clarity Capital, a global asset-management firm. He is the chairman of Koret Israel Economic Development Funds, Israel’s largest nonprofit lender to small and micro businesses, and additionally serves on the boards of foundations engaged in veterans’ affairs, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and youth leadership. He is a member, and outgoing chairman, of the YPO Intercontinental Chapter.

Mr. Keinan is a veteran of the Israel Air Force, where he served for eighteen years, as an operational F-16 pilot and an air combat instructor, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He remains a licensed commercial pilot.

Mr. Keinan holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and is a graduate of The Israel Air Force Academy. He is the author of God Is in the Crowd, Random House, 2018.

Alex Saltzman Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Alex Saltzman sets and drives the firm’s strategy to achieve robust corporate growth through actionable goals, plans, and budgets.

Previously, as a partner at Alchemy Properties, Mr. Saltzman directed the development of commercial and residential real estate and oversaw the entire arc of the business from acquisitions and financing through design and construction, into marketing and sales. During his career, Mr. Saltzman has developed well over a million square feet spanning diverse projects in both urban and suburban markets with a transaction value in excess of $1 billion. He specializes in complex acquisitions and developments epitomized by the conversion of The Woolworth Building - a national historic landmark - to super premium residential condominiums.

Mr. Saltzman holds an MS in Real Estate Finance from New York University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former professor at the Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University and has lectured at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

Francisco Gonzalez Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gonzalez oversees all financial, capital markets, treasury, tax and accounting functions at Sky Harbour.  During his 26-year banker career (Goldman Sachs & Co., RBC Capital Markets and LSN Global Projects), Mr. Gonzalez led or was involved in over $25 billion of municipal bond financings, interest rate swaps and public private partnerships for infrastructure and municipal clients, with an emphasis in transportation related projects. He remains a senior advisor to LSN Global Projects, a boutique infrastructure advisory firm.

Mr. Gonzalez has served for over 20 years on the advisory board for the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, is a trustee and current chair of the Colegio San Ignacio Scholarship Trust, a board member of Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders, is a former treasurer and board member of the Museo del Barrio (NYC), a former Trustee of the Luis A. Ferre Foundation and the 2015 Man of the Year of the Westchester County Leukemia and Lymphoma Society campaign.

Mr. Gonzalez holds a BA in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Tim Johnson Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Tim Johnson serves as Sky Harbour’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. In that capacity, he leads the firm’s new development efforts, scouting the best fields for Sky Harbour campuses and securing the best locations on those fields for Sky Harbour’s based members. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Sky Harbour Management Committee. Mr. Johnson’s aviation career has spanned 25 years, beginning in the United States Air Force, with deployments both in the US and overseas. His prior experience in the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) industry spans sixteen years, serving in corporate leadership roles at Signature Flight Support and Atlantic Aviation. He has deployed nearly $1b in development capital at airfields across the United States. Mr. Johnson attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he earned B.A. and MBA degrees in Aviation, specializing in Airport Planning and Operations. He was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.

Peter Rusnak Vice President of Operations

Peter Rusnak is the Vice President of Operations at Sky Harbour. In this capacity Mr. Rusnak oversees operations at both the corporate and field levels, ensuring consistent implementation of Sky Harbour’s best practices across all campuses during both development and operations phases. Mr. Rusnak brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently as principal at Envision Realty Advisors, providing development services to Starwood Capital, JP Morgan and Hines Global REIT among others. Prior to Envision, Mr. Rusnak served as the Director of Real Estate at Crate and Barrel. Mr. Rusnak holds a B.A. degree from Georgetown University and is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot.

Tim Herr Vice President of Development

Tim Herr is Sky Harbour’s Director of Development. Mr. Herr is responsible for coordinating the interdependent functions required to commence airfield operations, including regulatory compliance, operations, procurement, finance, and others. Mr. Herr is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he piloted the SH-60 Seahawk and the C-26D, accumulating over 1800 flight hours across multiple deployments to the Middle East. Mr. Herr interacts intimately with Airport Sponsors, Regulators and Flight Departments, bringing deep knowledge of aviation operations to his role. Mr. Herr holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he graduated with Dean’s Honors.

Millie Hernandez-Becker Director of Sales and Marketing

Ms. Hernandez-Becker leads Sky Harbour’s sales and tenant-relations efforts, managing the critical feedback loop between users and designers. Ms. Hernandez-Becker brings decades of experience in FBO management, aircraft sales, air charter, aircraft maintenance and hangar leasing. She has worked with Goldman Sachs, The Carlyle Group, Macquarie, and Million Air. Ms. Hernandez-Becker is a graduate of Fordham University and is a member of the National Business Aviation Association, The Wings Club and International Women in Aviation.