David Hackett – President & Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Hackett was appointed as Coastal’s CEO and member of the Board of Directors in late 2011,  responsible for steering Coastal’s strategic direction and customer product design, with an emphasis on developing optimizer-based online availability tools and advanced revenue management applications unique to the private aviation industry.
He has more than 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry, including roles as Chief Executive Officer of both FAA Part 121 and Part 135 regional airlines, with an active concentration in the short-haul, point-to-point sector.
Hackett’s aviation career began in the Finance Department at Continental Airlines, where he held the position of Director, Financial Planning,  and following that time was Managing Director of a Houston, Texas based private investment firm for several years.