Brett graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics and Business Science.
Brett joined General Aviation Services’ market research department in 1994 under the watchful eye of NARA (National Aircraft Resale Association) co-founder Dan Dickinson. In his nineteen years at General Aviation Services, Brett completed, was involved in or consulted on over 300 transactions, including everything from light turbo props to intercontinental jets.
In 2013, Brett founded Jet Sense Aviation, LLC, realizing his vision of a full-spectrum aircraft industry firm. Our services include aircraft sales, acquisition, brokerage and consulting.
Jet Sense is built on Brett’s belief that ensuring a smooth transaction and an outstanding experience for each and every client starts with accurate market information, and the process comes together perfectly, thanks to the passion and integrity he and his crew embody. Having seen every facet of an aircraft transaction from both sides of the table, Brett has a unique understanding of how to navigate through the complexities of these scenarios.
With his combination of aviation genetics, a life immersed in aviation, broad international knowledge and 25+ years of experience and relationships to draw on, Brett is able to give his clients very detailed insight into the general, private and corporate aviation markets and brings a documented track record of successful transactions to the table at Jet Sense.
Office: (847) 550-4660 Ext. 120
Cell Phone: (847) 910-6846
Heather Wolff Griffin
Prior to assuming her current position with Jet Sense, Heather gained over twenty years of experience in the legal field. Heather started her career in a support staff role working with the in-house counsel of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a global independent safety company headquartered in Northbrook, IL. She continued gaining legal expertise as a paralegal for a now Cook County judge for approximately six years. After earning her J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, Heather worked as an associate for the largest law firm in her home county before accepting a position as Corporate Counsel for a healthcare management company in Chicago. In this role, she devoted her time and skills for ten years providing counsel on various issues, including commercial transactions, employment matters, internal investigations, litigation, policies & procedures, risk management, corporate compliance and more. Heather was appointed & acted as the organization’s HIPAA privacy officer.
Over the years, Heather has been a member of numerous legal associations, including most recently the Association of Corporate Counsel. Heather has also been a licensed insurance producer in the State of Illinois since 1998.
Heather loves to travel with her husband, a manager for a global pharmaceutical company, and is thrilled to be part of the aviation industry and Jet Sense’s team.
Office: (847) 550-4660 Ext. 110
Cell Phone: (815) 814-9444
His passion for aviation led him to Jet Sense, where he is able to combine his experience as a pilot with what he’s learned in a competitive sales and consulting field. Having received his multi-engine and commercial airplane certificates, he understands the various technicalities that go into each and every aircraft and enjoys putting that knowledge to work here every day.
Pat is responsible for making accurate assessments of aircrafts’ current market values as well as fulfilling a role in aircraft sales and brokering. He resides in Chicago and enjoys his time on his boat, spending time with family or working on his golf swing.
Office: (847) 550-4660 Ext. 130
Cell Phone: (847) 409-1675
His knowledge and desire to work in the aviation industry, combined with his love of flight and client-centric nature, are a perfect fit for his current role with Jet Sense.
Pat is responsible for making accurate assessments of aircrafts’ current market values as well as a role in aircraft sales and brokering. In his spare time Pat enjoys chasing the sun with his wife and two daughters.
Office: (847) 550-4660 Ext. 100
Cell Phone: (847) 977-2310