Sam is deeply passionate about everything aviation. He began flight training as a teenager and aviation has been a part of his life ever since. Sam attended the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University where he earned a degree in aviation management, completed his flight ratings, and competed nationally on the Ohio State Flight Team. Sam is still an active aviator and flight instructor.
Sam has worked in all aspects of general aviation – from aircraft sales to management, private charter, and flight instruction.
He is a Nashville 30 under 30 recipient and an NBAA 40 under 40 recipient. As Ventura’s President, Sam implements Ventura’s strategic objectives with a specific focus on aircraft management, sales, and charter operations.
Sam leads with a transparency-first mindset and believes that clients and team members alike deserve to understand the complexities of this business at its core so they can make informed decisions.