The Gulf and Mid-South regions are currently underserved by air carriers, forcing an over-reliance on road travel between the regions’ cities. The need to drive results in an enormous waste of valuable time and loss of productivity driving to destinations that should have air service. GLO’s founder, Louisiana native Trey Fayard, experienced this lack of connectivity firsthand. He has spent more time than he would like to remember behind the wheel, traveling by car to locations that should be served by airlines. Founded in 2013, GLO is addressing these travel needs, offering daily non-stop services between its base in New Orleans to Shreveport, Huntsville, Little Rock, Memphis and Destin-Fort Walton Beach.
GLO’s mission is to provide fast, comfortable and convenient air service to the passengers and regions we serve. We will accomplish our mission through our unwavering commitment to passenger satisfaction.
Our vision is to provide a new option to business and leisure travelers, one that couples the time efficiency that comes from flying non-stop with the luxury expected from a first-rate air carrier.
Calvin C. (“Trey”) Fayard III is the Founder & CEO of FlyGLO LLC (GLO), as well as of-counsel to the New Orleans-based Fayard Law Firm. Most recently, Mr. Fayard was the Managing Director of Cornerstone Gas Corporation and Founding Principal at Coliseum Property Group. Early in his career, Mr. Fayard was employed at Maersk Sealand / A.P. Moeller where he assisted in the managing their vessel and cargo operations between Africa and South America and all discharge ports in the United States. Mr. Fayard earned a J.D. from Tulane University Law School, studied Shipping, Trade and Finance at City University London, and received B.A. in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. In 2015, Trey was named to the Silicon Bayou 100, a list of Louisiana’s top leaders in tech and entrepreneurship. Trey and his wife Katye live in New Orleans along with their rescue dog Rusty.
Kate Zieverink joined the GLO team in December 2014 as Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Ms. Zieverink is turning GLO’s vision into reality by guiding various aspects of GLO’s service launch and operations. Ms. Zieverink’s passion for travel and fascination with planes, coupled with her experience in New Orleans’ vibrant start-up community, make her an integral asset to the GLO team. A Cincinnati native, Ms. Zieverink earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology from Ohio University and has been a New Orleans resident since 2011.
Richard A. Schroeter brings 31 years of hands-on airline and aviation experience to his role as GLO’s Chief Financial Officer. This experience includes senior management and leadership roles in airline finance and information systems functions for Continental Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Northwest Airlines and AirTran Airlines. Since leaving AirTran Airlines, Mr. Schroeter was CFO of a technology company that raised three rounds of pre-IPO financing. In addition, Mr. Schroeter has provided consulting services to several airlines (including Atlas Air and Air Jamaica) and airline start-ups. Mr. Schroeter graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and later received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit.
William R. (“Bill”) Lange brings 45 years of hands-on airline and aviation experience to his role as GLO’s Chief Operating Officer. This experience includes senior management and leadership roles in airline planning, maintenance, operations, training, safety management, and regulatory oversight and compliance for American Airlines, Pan American World Airways, Pan Am Express, World Airways, Atlantic Coast Airlines, Independence Air and Compass Airlines. As Vice President of Safety and Compliance, Mr. Lange led the new airline start-up certification of Compass Airlines in accordance with the FAA’s most stringent ATOS (Air Transportation Oversight System) requirements, experience that was key to the successful start-up of GLO. Mr. Lange has provided consulting services supporting airlines, aviation industry suppliers, world aviation authorities and aviation representation organizations, most recently in Saudi Arabia as a Resident Advisor to His Highness Prince Fahad Bin Abdullah, the head of both GACA, the Saudi aviation regulatory agency, and Saudia, the Saudi national air carrier. Mr. Lange graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970 with Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Engineers degrees, all in Aeronautics & Astronautics.