Meet the Team
Sky Bird wouldn’t be where we are today without the hard work and dedication of our staff.
CHAIRMAN & CEO
Arvin Shah is Chairman of the Sky Bird Group, the largest travel wholesaler in the USA issuing more than 700 million USD in airline tickets from over 90 airline partners. The Group holds investments in a number of verticals including real estate and technology. Arvin has also funded a number of charities and supports the Jaya Rehabilitation Center in India.
Chief Operating Officer
Since first joining Sky Bird in 1981, Raj has risen through the ranks: from part-time ticketing agent to COO in 2017. Over the years, he has grown with the company from four employees to 180 employees in North America. He's also witnessed vast changes within the travel industry itself. Raj holds a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wayne State.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, John oversees Sky Bird’s entire financial operation. Now in his 35th year, he has seen and weathered drastic changes in both the industry and travel technology. John has an MBA from Wayne State University. He enjoys baseball and spending time with his wife and daughter who is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
Business Development Director
A lifelong resident of Chicago, Michael attended Northern Illinois University where he earned a BS in Biological Sciences. He quickly decided science wasn't for him and entered the travel industry where he's been for the last 33 years. Since 2015, Michael has led the Customer Service division and risen to Business Development Director. He often represents Sky Bird at industry events and webinars.
Neetu joined Sky Bird in 2017, combining her innate love of travel and 15+ years of marketing experience to serve as head of Sky Bird’s marketing department. She enjoys using her knowledge of consumer behavior and marketing to answer client needs and enhance Sky Bird’s user experience. Crediting travel as something that helps her grow as a person, Neetu feels very fortunate to work for a company that fosters accessible travel for all.
BRAD LA NASA
Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Born and raised in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Brad has more than 20 years experience with the travel industry. He joined our team as Regional Director in 2016. Combining his study of engineering and technology with his travel expertise, Brad oversees systems, fraud mitigation, automation, distribution platforms, and the emerging NDC (New Distribution Capability). Brad is based in Valencia, Spain with his wife and two girls.