Jason Natwick recently joined the SmartSky team as Vice President of Product Management. We sat down with Jason to find out more about his love of aviation, experience, and fun facts.
What is the best career advice you have been given?
Earn it, don’t expect it. I am a firm believer in earning your opportunities without waiting for someone to give you something. If your peers see your motivation, they will acknowledge your hard work and your actions might motivate them to grow themselves.
What’s a fun fact about you most people don’t know?
I am a bargain shopper. I don’t usually buy a lot of items, rather I typically only buy quality items. When I see deals, I have been known to buy a lot of them. People always ask what am I going to do with those items and I usually don't know. Eventually, I always give it away or resell it for a profit.
What animal are you the most like?
A dog. Dogs are loveable animals and when trained, do exactly what they're told. However,
What led you to the aviation industry?
Luck. Growing up, I had always been fascinated with aviation and how airplanes fly. However, I was also technical and pursued a technical/business degree. When I was given the opportunity to join an aviation technology company, I jumped at it. I was then given the opportunity to learn to fly and it has helped me tremendously in understanding the everyday life of aviation.
What attributes have helped you in elevating your career?
The common thread has always been my desire to succeed at anything I was up against. I am a very detail oriented person and strive to ensure decisions are made in the best interest of the company and team I am on.
Jason Natwick is Vice President, Product Management for the company, leading the product line portfolio and supporting the overall company strategy. Joining SmartSky in 2017, Jason is responsible for the development of market/product line business plans, strategic programs to support company growth, and partnerships. Before joining SmartSky, Jason held several leadership positions at Satcom Direct (SD) including the overall product line portfolio and mobile applications. Jason was instrumental in supporting SD’s growth over 7 years as it grew from 45 to 400 employees. Prior to SD, Jason worked at Harris Corporation holding positions including Business Development, Sales Engineering, and Software Engineering. Jason holds an MBA and Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics from the University of Florida. Jason also holds 2 US Patents and is a Private Pilot. Connect with him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-natwick-18b3659/
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