Meet Guardian Jet

Guardian Jet History

Guardian Jet was founded in January of 2002 by Mike Dwyer and Mike Mikolay.  The core concept has always been to earn the right to buy and sell aircraft on behalf of the clientele by providing great consulting advice, market intelligence and peerless execution.

COMPANY HISTORY

  • January 2002 - Form LLC
  • March 11, 2002 – Guardian pitches first prospect: Rafael Vinoly, Architect
  • March 2002 - First listing: Citation Bravo, John Mallo, (LAS)
  • April 10, 2002 – Cash register bell rings: Citation Consulting Project, $2,000
  • April 15, 2002 – Open doors
  • July 2002 – First Large Cabin listing: CL-6013A/ER, Cigna, (BDL)
  • October 2002 – First Fleet Transition: Tyco, PSM
  • October 2002 – First Large Cabin Falcon listing: Falcon 900EX
  • Dec 2002 – First Helicopter listing: Sikorsky S-76B

 

2002 Fortune 100 Penetration – 2%

  • February 2003 - Ed Osgood joins Guardian Jet
  • February 2003 – First Large Cabin Gulfstream listing: Gulfstream GIV-SP
  • June 2003 – First Turbine Acquisition: King Air 200
  • November 2003 – First Fleet Plan: Cigna
  • March 2004 – First Jet Acquisition: Citation Ultra
  • October 2004 – Alena Shepard joins Guardian
  • June –December 2004 – First Large Cabin Acquisitions (4)
  • July 2004 – First New Large Cabin Acquisition: Gulfstream G450

 

2004 Fortune 100 Penetration 5%

  • March 2005 – First New Multiple Aircraft Large Cabin Acquisition
  • 2005 – First Fleet Replacement Engagement

 

2005 Fortune 100 Penetration 8%

  • April 2006 – First Ultra Long Range Listing Bombardier Listing: Tudor Investment, Bombardier Global Express
  • May 2006 – Guardian wins first European listing, Gulfstream GIV-SP
  • June 2006 – Guardian lands first prospect: Rafael Vinoly Architect, buys Falcon
  • 2007 – September 2008 – Guardian continues to grow and establish reputation for consulting leads to brokerage
  • 4Q 2008 – Business Jet Market Crashes
  • December 2008 – Now Famous (at Guardian Jet) Recession Speech at Roll Call
  • 2009 Guardian increases consulting resources
  • October 2009 - 20/20 software launched
  • October 2009 – First NBAA speech given for Aviation Business Planning & Asset Management
  • 2009 – Revenues grow 40% from 2008

 

2009 Fortune 100 Penetration – 15%

  • October 2010 – Don Dwyer joins company as Managing Partner
  • October 2010 – Mike Dwyer changes President title to Managing Partner

 

2010 Fortune 100 Penetration – 19%

  • 2011 – Consulting business grows 389%
  • 2011 - First 30+ transaction year
  • September 2012 – Guardian increases consulting resources, adds 2nd Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • September 2012 – Guardian builds and launches new interactive website
  • September 2012 – Guardian launches Market Survey 2013, groundbreaking turbine market software
  • September 2012 - Guardian introduces The Vault, revolutionizing Aircraft Consulting and Brokerage

 

2012 Fortune 100 Penetration 27%

 

2013 Fortune 100 Penetration 31%

  • 2013 - First 40+ transaction year
  • May 2014 – Guardian increases sales presence by adding representatives in Georgia and Los Angeles
  • August 2014 – Guardian moves to new corporate headquarters on the historic Guilford Green
  • November 2014 – Guardian increases sales presence by adding a representative in Kansas City

 

 

 

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For more information, please call us at 203-453-0800 or email us at info@guardianjet.com

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