Designed in Silicon Valley, Stellar brings together the most advanced technologies and data science to streamline business aviation for travelers and operators alike.

Rocket science for jets.

The most amazing thing about Stellar is the technology inside. In order for aircraft operators to participate in the 21st century, their technology platform had to be rebuilt from the ground up. Developed by an experienced team of PhDs and computer scientists, the outcome was Stellar CORE—the world’s first unified operations system for business jet operators. Then we connected it to the first all-digital marketplace.

Founded by experienced leaders in technology, private aviation, and business, Stellar is bringing a new perspective to the industry.

With a diverse team of experts from computer scientists, revenue management analysts, and artificial intelligence specialists, we’re engineering powerful new solutions to meet the challenges of modern private aviation.

David Fox - CEO
David Fox

David began his entrepreneurial career at the age of 14, eventually founding four successful companies and holding leadership positions at three others, including Akamai Technologies, US Robotics, and Agistix, a logistics marketplace. With three generations of career aviators in his family, David brings extensive business development, sales, finance, and technology management experience to Stellar. David holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Paul Touw - Founder
Paul Touw

Paul is an aerospace engineer and pilot turned entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in technology and aviation. He has founded and led many successful Silicon Valley startups including co-founding Ariba, Inc., a Fortune 500 B2B e-commerce marketplace, and founding XOJET, Inc., one of the largest jet charter operators in North America. He blends extensive aerospace, software technology, and aviation management experience at Stellar.

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Tat Ng - Chief Operating Officer
Tat Ng
VP of Engineering

Tat is a highly accomplished software engineering executive with a strong track record of building and scaling high-performance teams. He specializes in large-scale B2B and B2B2C SaaS platforms and has had repeated success leading organizations ranging in size and complexity from start-ups to globally distributed teams spanning ten countries. Tat is a five-time CTO/VPE with three successful IPOs/acquisitions and was named Triangle Business Journal CIO of the Year in 2014.

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Fred Powell - VP of Operator Systems
Fred Powell
VP of Operator Systems

For the last 20 years, Fred has been private aviation's leading developer of flight operations management systems. During his tenure as the chief architect, designer and program manager for FOS, the system became the dominant  solution for corporate, charter, and OEM-operations – used by 50% of Fortune 100 companies and 85% of the charter operators worldwide. Fred graduated the University of Virginia with an MS  in electrical engineering and computer science.

Vicki Nakata - Vice President, Business Development and Customer Success
Vicki Nakata
Vice President, Business Development and Customer Success

Vicki has over 15 years of experience developing business strategies, launching partnerships and products, and growing online travel businesses. She was a Principal in the Airline practice at Bain & Company and has held senior executive positions at Hawaiian Airlines and An avid traveler and airplane enthusiast, Vicki received her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and her BA in economics from Amherst College.

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Richard Thomas - VP of Marketing
Richard Thomas
VP of Marketing

Richard has led global marketing teams across the US, Europe, Russia, and Asia for nearly 20 years. He was responsible for creating award-winning brands and campaigns for leading private aviation companies, including NetJets Europe, Jet Republic, Hawker Beechcraft, and Nextant Aerospace. He holds an economics degree from Harvard University, where he played varsity football and rugby, and also holds an MBA from Duke University.

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Steve Harish - Senior Manager of Operator Implementation
Steve Harish
Senior Manager of Operator Implementation

Steve has deep charter industry experience and has led the charter sales, scheduling, and dispatch functions for XOJET. Prior to joining Stellar, he managed the development and implementation of flight scheduling and optimization software for JetSuite. Steve graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BS in commercial aviation. He is a commercial pilot with a multi-engine rating and is also a certified flight instructor.

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