At Contour, it is our mission to create a unique experience for every aircraft owner, partner, and passenger. We are more than a luxury charter company. We are multi-faceted aviation service experts that provide solutions for all your aviation needs. From aircraft acquisitions to personalized aircraft maintenance, your satisfaction is our purpose.

Founded in 1982, we pride ourselves on excellence. What makes Contour unique is our diverse capabilities and our commitment to provide consistently exceptional service in every aspect of our organization. We are proud to have the ability to meet the unique needs of each customer, as well as be trusted to provide aviation services for the United States government. When it comes to our customers, convenience and safety are of the utmost importance, which is why our experts prioritize a personalized experience to ensure satisfaction.

Our Purpose and Core Values

 

We create value for our employees, customers and stakeholders by providing unique and outstanding aviation services globally. We will accomplish this successfully through our collective knowledge, skills, passion, trust and confidence and by following our core principles:

Core Principle

Make life better for our team, our clients and our community.

Core Values

Safety Above All

Excellence Is An Attitude

Integrity Is Never Conditional

Think Like A Customer

Unity Is Strength

MATT CHAIFETZ

Chief Executive Officer

Email | 615.220.1761

Matt has almost two decades of leadership experience in aviation as both an executive and entrepreneur.  He began his career at the age of thirteen as the Founder of Innovative Travel Concepts, which quickly grew to become a leading provider of back-end services to the travel industry.  After selling ITC…

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MATT CHAIFETZ

Chief Executive Officer

Email | 615.220.1761

Matt has almost two decades of leadership experience in aviation as both an executive and entrepreneur.  He began his career at the age of thirteen as the Founder of Innovative Travel Concepts, which quickly grew to become a leading provider of back-end services to the travel industry.  After selling ITC in 2002, Matt enjoyed leadership roles at JetBlue Airways and The Jetstream Group before founding Contour Flight, an air fulfillment agency specializing in commercial aircraft in 2009.  Matt joined Contour as an equity partner and Director in 2013 and was previously the company’s Chief Commercial Officer.  

He has been featured in both online and print publications such as Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, and USA Today and in 2002 was ranked the #6 on the list of Top 100 Young CEOs in America by Y&E magazine.  Matt has appeared frequently on national media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News to talk about his businesses and to contribute on matters concerning commercial aviation.  He received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and is an avid private pilot.

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Allen Howell

Executive Chairman

Email | 615.220.1761

Allen Howell is a founding shareholder and Board Member of Contour and served as the CEO from 1997 through April 2015. The early years included cleaning & fueling aircraft, dispatch, sales, marketing, accounting and administrative positions. Allen was involved with the startup of a Commuter Part-121 Airline in the mid 90’s, as well as several other aviation and transportation…

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Allen Howell

Executive Chairman

Email | 615.220.1761

Allen Howell is a founding shareholder and Board Member of Contour and served as the CEO from 1997 through April 2015. The early years included cleaning & fueling aircraft, dispatch, sales, marketing, accounting and administrative positions. Allen was involved with the startup of a Commuter Part-121 Airline in the mid 90’s, as well as several other aviation and transportation businesses over the last 20 years. Allen is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration with majors in both Marketing and Economics, and he holds a Commercial Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot License with Private Single Land and Sea ratings. He has been a featured contributor on several aviation blog sites such as Forbes Online Aviation column, “Wheels Up”, and serves on the Board of Directors for Murfreesboro’s Discovery Center (http://explorethedc.org/).

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Kelly Ginn

Executive Vice President of Finance

Email | 615.534.4543

Kelly graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree Accounting. She built an incredibly successful career in finance with over 24 years of experience at her previous company Schneider Electric. Before joining Contour, Kelly was the Director of Finance for the Energy Business Unit, providing financial…

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Kelly Ginn

Executive Vice President of Finance

Email | 615.534.4543

Kelly graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree Accounting. She built an incredibly successful career in finance with over 24 years of experience at her previous company Schneider Electric. Before joining Contour, Kelly was the Director of Finance for the Energy Business Unit, providing financial oversight for a $600 million division.

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LEE HARRIS

Executive Vice President of Flight Operations

Email | 615.534.8631

Lee Harris joined Contour as Executive Vice President of Flight Operations and Director of Operations charged with standardization, growth and development of the company’s flight operations. His aviation career began with ExpressJet Airlines in 1998.  Over his 16 year tenure with ExpressJet his responsibilities included Captain, proficiency check airman, advanced simulator…

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LEE HARRIS

Executive Vice President of Flight Operations

Email | 615.534.8631

Lee Harris joined Contour as Executive Vice President of Flight Operations and Director of Operations charged with standardization, growth and development of the company’s flight operations.

His aviation career began with ExpressJet Airlines in 1998.  Over his 16 year tenure with ExpressJet his responsibilities included Captain, proficiency check airman, advanced simulator instructor, flight officer recruitment and Operations Director for ExpressJet’s Corporate Aviation division.

In the Operations Director role, Lee built a team that planned and implemented CFR 121 operations in all of the America’s and the Caribbean.  Those operations included the U.S and foreign military’s, U.S governmental agencies, law enforcement, corporate shuttles, large Part 380 public charters, entertainment groups, sports teams and humanitarian efforts within the U.S and Haiti.

Mr. Harris holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Professional Aviation and Air Carrier Operations Management from Louisiana Tech University.  He lives in Murfreesboro, TN with his wife Shannon and their daughter, Sutton.

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DAVID AUGUSTIN

Executive Vice President of FBO Services

Email | 615.534.4580

David Augustin became a partner at Contour in 1983. Over the years, he has been integral in the startup of many departments, working in Line Service, as FBO Manager, Parts Manager, Maintenance Manager and assisting the startup of 2 FBOs. He served as President from 1997-2012. David has a B.S….

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DAVID AUGUSTIN

Executive Vice President of FBO Services

Email | 615.534.4580

David Augustin became a partner at Contour in 1983. Over the years, he has been integral in the startup of many departments, working in Line Service, as FBO Manager, Parts Manager, Maintenance Manager and assisting the startup of 2 FBOs. He served as President from 1997-2012. David has a B.S. degree in Aerospace Administration from Middle Tennessee State University, a private single and multi-engine license, a lighter-than-air rating and an airframe and power plant license. He has served on committees for NATA and NBAA and advisory boards for Phillips 66, Air BP, and Shell Aviation, Twin Commander Aircraft Corp. Active in his community, David also served 5 years on the Board of Directors of Leadership Rutherford, having held offices as both Vice-President and President, and he maintains the flight simulator at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring (http://www.discoverycenteronline.org/) and The How Things Fly Gallery at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. (http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/how-things-fly/)

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Scot McBride

Vice President of Flight Operations

Email | 615.220.1765

A graduate of The Ohio State University with an Aviation Management degree. Scot started with the airlines at ExpressJet in February 2001. He held positions as a Ground Instructor, Flight Instructor, Manager of Flight Standards, Manager EMB-145 Technical, AQP Manager, and the Sr. Manager of Training Development for both the…

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Scot McBride

Vice President of Flight Operations

Email | 615.220.1765

A graduate of The Ohio State University with an Aviation Management degree. Scot started with the airlines at ExpressJet in February 2001. He held positions as a Ground Instructor, Flight Instructor, Manager of Flight Standards, Manager EMB-145 Technical, AQP Manager, and the Sr. Manager of Training Development for both the CRJ and ERJ fleets and also maintained his position as Check Airman of the EMB-145. Scot was also the Chairman of the RAA AQP Industry Work Group which was been integral in the furtherance of the next generation of AQP.
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DAN FEEMSTER

Vice President of Government Services

Email | 404.444.6955

Dan Feemster joined Contour as Vice President of Government Services responsible for the marketing, strategic planning, sales and customer relations for the company’s Government services business across all service sectors.  With years of experience in strategic management and direction, Dan brings his consultative approach to Contour’s Government Service clients in…

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DAN FEEMSTER

Vice President of Government Services

Email | 404.444.6955

Dan Feemster joined Contour as Vice President of Government Services responsible for the marketing, strategic planning, sales and customer relations for the company’s Government services business across all service sectors.  With years of experience in strategic management and direction, Dan brings his consultative approach to Contour’s Government Service clients in helping to satisfy their specific needs, while supporting their ongoing profitability and providing long-lasting value.

A Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, Dan served twenty-four years in the US Army as a Tactical and Strategic Intelligence Officer at six major commands and two national agencies.  His extensive experience includes program management, policy, executive level strategic intelligence production, security assistance, and foreign security cooperation programs. He is extremely adept at quickly grasping and understanding the subtle intricacies of cultural, political, and military crises and an expert at strategic and operational planning, operations management, problem solving, team building and strategic communications.

In both Commander and Division Chief positions, Dan Feemster was responsible for major operations and large diverse workforces; operations conducted in Bosnia, Kosovo, Africa, the Middle-East, and worldwide natural disaster response.  He has operated in foreign countries, in multi-national environments, coordinating operations with foreign armies, international, governmental and non-Governmental organizations, and contractors; worked in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and the Middle East.  Dan has six years work experience in Africa and African issues; he was selected to serve on the transition team to stand up the U.S. Africa Command responsible for providing advice and analysis to the President and Secretary of Defense on political-military issues in Africa.  He has worked toward enabling African Militaries to develop and improve sustainable capacities to deploy and conduct peace support and humanitarian relief operations in Africa and other areas of the world. 

Mr. Feemster holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

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SAM WOLF

Vice President of Commercial Operations

Email | 615.534.4050

Sam Wolf has a varied background in aviation. He has served on the executive team of several multi-faceted aviation companies. Originally from the New York area, Sam oversaw operations for a flight school and several 135 operations before moving to an executive position. Sam is a graduate of the Fisher…

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SAM WOLF

Vice President of Commercial Operations

Email | 615.534.4050

Sam Wolf has a varied background in aviation. He has served on the executive team of several multi-faceted aviation companies. Originally from the New York area, Sam oversaw operations for a flight school and several 135 operations before moving to an executive position. Sam is a graduate of the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University where he earned a degree in aviation management, completed his pilot ratings, and competed nationally as captain of the Ohio State Flight Team. Sam is still an active pilot and flight instructor, and takes great pleasure in introducing people to general aviation for the first time.

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RYAN DONAHUE

Vice President of Maintenance

Email | 615.534.4557

Ryan Donahue is Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance for Contour.  Ryan oversees all maintenance operations for Contour, including customer service, 145 Repair Station Activity, and 135 maintenance operations. Ryan has over 15 years of experience in the aviation industry spanning from a A&P Technician, a 135 Director of Maintenance, and…

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RYAN DONAHUE

Vice President of Maintenance

Email | 615.534.4557

Ryan Donahue is Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance for Contour.  Ryan oversees all maintenance operations for Contour, including customer service, 145 Repair Station Activity, and 135 maintenance operations.

Ryan has over 15 years of experience in the aviation industry spanning from a A&P Technician, a 135 Director of Maintenance, and 145 Repair Station Accountable Manager.  Being with Contour for the past 8 years Ryan has been involved in assisting with aircraft transactions, obtaining Department of Defense approval, and starting remote maintenance operations throughout the country.

Before joining Contour in 2007, Ryan also held positions as a Parts Store’s Manager, a Lead Aircraft Technician, and a Customer Service Manager for Leading Edge Aviation, headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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