ASI has assembled a strong management team of highly skilled and experienced professionals that together bring decades of experience in operations, merger and acquisitions, finance, technology, aviation and law. The bios of our key members are below:
Dr. Sahay currently serves as a Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of ASI Aviation,Inc. and has served in these capacities since the Company's founding. Dr. Sahay has served as a C-level executive at various companies, including TeleScience International,Inc.("TII"),a privately held company which he founded in 1987 and where he served as President and CEO from 1987 to 2008. Dr. Sahay was successful in growing TII in the area of Healthcare and IT services in goverment contracting, competing for set-aside contracts with federal and state government agencies. Prior to establishing TII, Dr. Sahay held management and advisory positions with CONTEL (Continental Telephone Corporation), IBM's Satellite Business System, MCI(Microwave Communications Incorporated) and MITRE corporation. As a member of GSA's federal Telecommications system(FTS 2000) management evaluation team, he participated in one of the largets civilian contracts in U.S. history to AT&T and Sprint. He earned a Ph.D. in Control Systems, Science and Engineering from Washington University in St.Louis, Missouri.
Mr. Flynn is a senior member of ASI management team. Mr. Flynn has extensive experience in aircraft leasing, acquisitions, operations, logistics and maintenance support for regional and commercial transport aircraft including running aircraft spare parts company. He was brought in to direct and oversee the new aviation services division of ASI. Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry and managed several aviation ventures including a Part 135 and FAR 121 certified air carrier operations. His expertise includes commercial and government aircraft programs both domestic and international, valued in the multimillions of dollars. He has also a thorough understanding of all aspects of aircraft industry and strong financial and technical skills pertinent to developing enterprises in this space. Mr. Flynn holds an Airline Transport Pilot License and having been issued a Commercial License with Instrument rating and Flight Instructor Licenses from Beacon Flight School, MD and Miami Dade College, FL respectively.
For the past 26 years, Dr. Silvester has operated his own consulting firm specializing in turnarounds, IPO’s, private placements, corporate debt negotiations, and has been an expert witness in many courts. He has served three federal courts in the mid-Atlantic region as an approved consultant working with many attorneys, banks, commercial finance companies, broker/dealers, etc., covering diverse industries and businesses in the 2 to 70 million per annum revenue range. He has also worked with the SEC and FINRA and many of their top-level employees in assisting Pre-IPO companies to enter the public marketplace. He holds four earned degrees from accredited universities graduating with honors including a PhD in Business Administration. In addition he has authored four business books with forewords contributed by national political figures including former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.
Dr. Carl Jacobsen currently serves as the Vice President of Administration and Corporate Secretary for ASI Aviation, Inc. Dr. Jacobsen received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA in 1979 and his J.D. from Antioch School of Law in 1984. With his academic background, he has taught university courses in the United States and established curricula and taught at overseas universities. With his legal background, he has worked for government agencies and been engaged in general and administrative law practice. He was with TII till 2006 where he served as Vice President - Administration/Contracts & in-house general counsel. Since 2010 he has also worked as a self-employed reviewer of litigation documents with a specialty in anti-trust, including merger, acquisitions & divestitures.