Employers Resource Council Again Names Flexjet One of Northeast Ohio’s Best Places to Work

September 28, 2021

  • 18 Times Named One of NorthCoast 99’s Best Places to Work
  • ERC Honored Flexjet with 2021 Award of Excellence for Large Organizations


CLEVELAND, September 28, 2021 – The Employers Resource Council (ERC), producer of the NorthCoast 99 Awards, has once again ranked Flexjet as one of the 99 best places to work in Northeast Ohio. Flexjet, a global leader in fractional private jet travel, has been recognized by the ERC 18 times. In addition to the ranking this year, ERC honored Flexjet with the 2021 Award of Excellence for large organizations. In 2019, ERC gave Flexjet a special category award for diversity and inclusion. In 2016, Flexjet was that year’s Top Scorer among companies with 500 or more employees.


“At Flexjet, we live by three principles: Recognizing that employees are the foundation of our service company, paying fanatical attention to detail and taking a long-term approach to relationships. It takes all three of these to consistently win recognition such as this,” said Flexjet Chief Executive Officer Michael Silvestro. “By the end of 2022, we plan to grow our company size substantially, and awards such as this help us to attract the best and the brightest in the industry.”


NorthCoast 99 is an annual program and event that honors 99 outstanding Northeast Ohio workplaces for their accomplishments during the period January 1-December 31 of each year. It includes a rigorous process of evaluation that addresses factors such as top-performer recruitment, development and retention and distinction in areas including organizational strategy, policies and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity, equity and inclusion.


Headquartered in Richmond Heights, a Cleveland suburb, Flexjet employs 1,550 private jet travel professionals, primarily in North America and Europe. It provides an open and inclusive working environment that offers its team members a distinctive career path with opportunities to grow, whether as a member of a flight crew or in the many critical supporting roles on the ground. Flexjet also provides a safe, progressive, diverse and rewarding workplace with highly competitive pay and benefits.


Previously, the company has placed in the NorthCoast 99 as Flight Options. In late 2013, Flight Options’ parent company, Directional Aviation, acquired Flexjet. The two companies were combined and the Ohio headquarters was maintained.


“Flexjet is renowned throughout the private jet travel industry for the quality of its service, the excellence of its flight operations, maintenance and the strength of its relationships with its Owners and clients, and that reputation is directly attributable to the efforts of our outstanding team members,” said Bob Sullivan, Flexjet’s Chief Administrative Officer. “Our success at recruiting and retaining such talented and dedicated individuals stems from our commitment to making this a great place to work, one that empowers people to give their best, in the Greater Cleveland area and around the world.”


For information about career opportunities at Flexjet, please visit us on the web at Flexjet Careers.


About the Employers Resource Council (ERC)


Since 1920, ERC has provided people data and HR services to help leaders make better decisions. Through our certified HR advisors, we offer consultative services, compensation benchmarking and data, workplace polls and surveys, networking, and cost savings opportunities. We also offer virtual and classroom instructor-led training, on-demand learning, individual and team assessments, one-on-one coaching, and employee engagement services. In addition, ERC sponsors the ERChealth insurance program for Ohio employers. Additional information about ERC and our services can be found at www.yourERC.com.


About Flexjet


Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet offers fractional jet ownership and leasing. Flexjet’s fractional aircraft program is the first in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard, is the first and only company to be honored with 22 FAA Diamond Awards for Excellence, upholds an ARG/US Platinum Safety Rating, a 4AIR Bronze Sustainable Rating and is IS-BAO compliant at Level 2. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive array of business aircraft. Red Label by Flexjet features the youngest fleet in the industry, flight crews dedicated to a single aircraft and the LXi Cabin Collection of interiors. To date there are more than 40 different interior designs across its fleet, which includes the Embraer Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Praetor 500, Bombardier Challenger 350, the Gulfstream G450, G650 and G700. Flexjet’s European fleet includes the Embraer Legacy 500, Praetor 600. Flexjet is a member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com or follow us on Twitter @Flexjet and on Instagram @FlexjetLLC.



Nicholas Parmelee
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