Stellar Labs Names Vicki Nakata to Chief Operating Officer Role
BURLINGAME, CA – August 7, 2019 – Stellar Labs, Inc. (“Stellar”), the aviation technology innovator, today announced the appointment of Vicki Nakata to the position of chief operating officer. The move consolidates commercialization and business operations under a single executive, with Nakata leading product management and design, marketing, customer success, business development and strategic relationships.
“Stellar has reached an inflection point in its growth with product launches, new partnerships and accelerating customer adoption,” said Stellar’s founder and chief executive officer, David Fox. “With her extensive knowledge of the industry and deep experience leading high growth businesses, Vicki is the ideal person to lead our commercial operations.”
Stellar’s industry leading platform for business aviation is used by today’s most innovative charter and corporate operators to streamline their sales, off-fleet sourcing, flight operations and business analytics processes, yielding increased revenue and greater efficiency.
“I’m honored to work with such a stellar team at a pivotal time in the business aviation industry,” said Vicki Nakata. “Stellar’s technology platform provides an exciting opportunity for operators to increase growth, create efficiency and transform their business models.”
Nakata joined Stellar in April, 2018, as vice president of business development and customer success. Since then, she has overseen the company’s customer-facing team, which supports over 150 business aviation operators using Stellar’s products.
Prior to joining Stellar, Nakata had over 15 years experience growing online travel businesses, developing and implementing business strategies, launching products and creating strategic partnerships. She held senior executive positions at Hawaiian Airlines and Booking.com and was a principal in the airline practice at Bain & Company. Nakata earned her MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and her BA in economics at Amherst College.
About Stellar Labs
Stellar is reimagining and revolutionizing business aviation. We’re bringing together advanced technologies to build the most complete and innovative flight operations management solution for operators, corporate flight departments, brokers and their customers. With a new technology platform, built from the ground up for this purpose, Stellar will drive transformative operational improvements in the business aviation sector, radically improving efficiency, profitability and customer experience.