Head of Global Sales
Serving as Guardian Jet's Global Head of Sales and as a member of the company’s senior leadership team, Gabriel Bastos is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the company's aircraft brokerage and consulting clients in the United States and abroad.
Among his responsibilities, he leads a team of a dozen sales VPs positioned in satellite offices that are located both domestically and internationally. In his role, Gabriel oversees his team’s sales targets, achievements and client relationships.
With an extensive background in both aviation and finance, Gabriel has served a wide range of clients throughout his career. Prior to joining Guardian Jet, he enjoyed a successful career with the global aircraft manufacturer Embraer Executive Jets, located in the U.S. and in five international countries.
From 2012-19, he served as Embraer’s Regional Sales Director. Based in Mexico, he was responsible for new and preowned private jet sales in that country as well as in Brazil, Colombia and Central America. In 2016, Gabriel relocated to New York City, where he oversaw aircraft sales in the northeastern U.S. During his seven-year tenure at Embraer, he twice earned the company’s Top Performer Worldwide designation.
Previously, Gabriel was a Business Trader for Cisa Trading, the international wholesale trading company based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Earlier, he worked in the finance industry as a Structured Business Sales Analyst in Itaú Unibanco, also based in Sao Paulo. In addition, he served as a Treasury Specialist at BMW Brazil Ltda., and in the Wholesale Credit and Risk Management Department at BMW Financial Services.
Gabriel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundaçao Armando Álvares Penteado, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as a post-graduate certificate in financial management at Ibmec Sao Paulo. He also honed his negotiation skills through training at Columbia Business School in New York City.
Gabriel serves on the board of directors for the RedTail Flight Academy. Based at the New York Stewart International Airport, RFA is a Tuskegee Airmen-inspired pipeline to career possibilities for underrepresented people of color.
A native of Brazil, he is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He is married and has two young children. Traveling and exploring new places is his family's hobby.