Zero-G Staff

Matt Gohd

Chief Executive Officer

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Matt Gohd is the Chief Executive Officer of ZERO-G with responsibility for the overall management of the business, communications with the board and stakeholders, fundraising, high-level sales and marketing, and strategic partnerships.

Matt has been in the securities industry for over 40 years, involved in over 50 IPOs, mergers, restructurings, and acquisitions generating billions of dollars of shareholder value. He was co-chairman of Bluestone Capital and the Principal Managing Director of Pali Capital. He also served in the role of Chief Market Strategist, advising billion-dollar investment funds on sophisticated options and market strategies.

As a finance expert, Matt has often been interviewed by news organizations such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, CNBC, and CNN. Previously, Matt served as Chairman of the Executive Committee for Ediets.com, a pioneer in the marketing of an online subscription diet solution. He originated and completed the financing for Ediets.com and the sale of the majority stake in the company at a price of more than 600% of the original investor price.

He has been involved in complex restructuring and participated as a board member in several public companies. He is currently serving as the founder of MAG Strategic Advisory using his decades of experience in almost all facets of the finance industry to help companies and investors solve complex problems and facilitate optimal decision making. MAG’s clients include Family Offices Funds and Emerging Growth Companies.

Matt Gohd is a founding board member of the Starlight Children’s Foundation in New York City. Since 1985, the foundation has provided education, entertainment, and support to children with serious illnesses and their families. Gohd has also served as the co-chair for the annual dinner at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in New York.

Along with parents from Parkland, Florida, Matt launched and served as CEO of Famsvarpac.org to change Federal laws on Military type Weapons. Matt attended California State University, Hayward, where he studied Statistics and Accounting and completed the UCLA Anderson School program on Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions. He is involved in various political causes and has had close ties to a President, a Vice president, and many members of Congress. Matt Gohd held series 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, golf, biking, and any activities in or on the water. He also likes spending time with his Portuguese Water Dog, Izzy.

Allison Odyssey

Chief Operating Officer

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Allison Odyssey is ZERO-G’s Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for flight operations, training, maintenance, customer service, business systems, IT, and HR.

Odyssey has been working in the NewSpace industry since 2001 and has served in various roles focused on advancing the commercialization of space. Most recently, Odyssey was the CEO of NewSpace Global, the global leader in data analysis and coverage of the commercial space industry.

She also held the position of Vice President, NewSpace Market Development at Space Florida. In this capacity, she facilitated investments in several commercial space companies while helping to refresh the brand of Cape Canaveral Spaceport to be commercially-friendly. Odyssey also managed the formation of the space commerce park, Exploration Park at Kennedy Space Center, and held various board seats during her tenure.

She was an early employee of ZERO-G starting in 2004, where she managed operations and led the inflight team on commercial weightless flights throughout the US. Odyssey also spent time early in her career designing and engineering parachutes for Performance Designs in Deland, FL.

She holds a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Amy Komins

Senior Director of Finance

Amy Komins is Zero-G's Senior Director of Finance. She is responsible for financial planning and analysis, financial controls, financial reporting, financial process optimization, and strategic planning support.

Amy has worked in the aerospace industry since 2006 and served in various roles with increasing responsibilities at top-tier aerospace companies such as Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, as well as an emerging aerospace R&D firm.

Amy holds an M.S. degree in Finance from Georgetown University, an M.S. degree in Advanced Management from Claremont Graduate University, an MBA degree from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Economics degree in International Finance from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics.

Outside of work Amy is an avid community leader who has been serving on the boards of various community organizations and charities. She currently serves as a pro bono CFO and a board member at Pink Warrior Angels of Texas (PWATX), a charity that provides financial, emotional and educational support to cancer warriors. She is a passionate career mentor to early career professionals and grad school and college students. She has mentored over 10 mentees on a regular basis and been invited to various career forums at her alma maters in the past 10 years. Amy speaks fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, and some Italian.

Michelle Peters

Director of Research and Education

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Michelle Peters joined the ZERO-G team in early 2007 and currently works as the Director, Research & Education and Inflight Supervisor. Having completed more than 200 flights and 5,000 parabolas, she regularly floats and flips with passengers as one of two ZERO-G Flight Attendants onboard most flights. Her experience further includes supporting NASA research missions as the ZERO-G safety lead, coaching inflight teams on fun flights, managing the Weightless Lab research program, creating educational initiatives, and more.

Dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in every aspect of her ZERO-G career, Michelle continues to aid thousands of clients from ages 8 to 80 to achieve their Weightless Experience® goals. Whether advancing scientific investigations and STEM studies or ensuring a safe and exciting experience onboard G-FORCE ONE®, Michelle remains firmly committed to ZERO-G’s mission of making the experience of weightlessness available to everyone.

Noelle Pearson

Director of Sales

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Noelle is the Director of Sales for ZERO-G and is responsible for managing our reseller partner network, individual, group and private sales as well as promotional campaigns and corporate bookings. She also oversees our marketing efforts.

Noelle has worked in the aviation and corporate travel industry since 2016. She was most recently the Senior Director of Business Development at Private Jet Services. She has served the last three years on the board of the Baltimore Washington Business Travel Association, and is a member of Global Business Travel Association.

Noelle has an undergraduate degree in Economics with minors in French and Political Science. She is a three-time World Bronze Medalist and six time National Champion for US Synchronized Figure Skating. Outside of work she coaches two synchronized figure skating teams and loves to golf.

Dianna Klein

Director of Business Operations

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Dianna Klein is one of Zero G’s pilots and Director of Business Operations with responsibilities including day to day flight operations, new station start-up and business relationship management. She is the primary liaison to senior management between all flight operations related entities and stakeholders.

Dianna has worked in the aviation and airline industry since 2003 and served in various roles such as Flight Manager, Project Manager, and B-737 Pilot Instructor and Evaluator for a major U.S. airline. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP) with type ratings in the BE-400, B-737, and B-787. In 2014, she founded Shenandoah Aviation LLC, an aviation consulting firm specializing in safety management system development and flight operations business process improvement. Dianna also served in the United States Air Force flying the C-5 Galaxy during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

Dianna holds an MBA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master of Aeronautical Science with dual specializations in Aviation Safety and Human Factors, and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science, both from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Andrew Humphreys

Director of Program Operations

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Andrew Humphreys is Zero Gravity's Director of Operations, who is responsible for day-to-day operations and overall customer service, ensuring a timely and effective customer service experience from start to finish.

Humphreys has worked in the Adventure Tourism industry for over 15 years in a variety of global destinations such as New Zealand, Japan, and Switzerland. Most recently he owned and operated his own tourism company in Ouray, Colorado before passing on the business and joining the team at ZERO-G.

Michael J. Lyon

General Counsel and President, ZERO-G International

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Michael Lyon is Zero-G’s General Counsel, and President, Zero-G International. He is responsible for company legal support, and serves as corporate Secretary. Mr. Lyon also leads Zero-G’s international expansion and operations activities.

He has served as General Counsel of several firms, including Space Adventures, Inc., where he played a leading role in the flights of Dennis Tito and Mark Shuttleworth to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz vehicle, the early space tourist flights.

Mr. Lyon has extensive international business, finance, and legal experience in over 100 countries, including in the GCC, Asia, Russia, China, and India. Mr. Lyon has a background in technology, and serves as a mentor in the Creative Destruction Lab’s technology accelerator, specializing in space, AI, oceans, and life science companies.

Mr. Lyon served as the Special Assistant to Chairman L. William Seidman at the 14,000 person Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Resolution Trust Corporation (U.S. Government Agencies) during America's Savings & Loan financial crisis, and as an Assistant Director for Resolutions at the RTC dealing with larger failed thrifts (over $500 million in assets). In this role he was a leader in America's efforts to stabilize its financial and real estate sectors in the 1990s.

Mr. Lyon received his J.D. (cum laude) from the Harvard Law School, and his B.A. (summa cum laude) in History from Brandeis University. He also attended the London School of Economics.

Jack O'Neill

Director of Strategic Initiatives

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Jack O'Neill is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Zero-G, responsible for leading classified projects and expansion efforts.

O'Neill is a five-year aviation veteran, previously specializing in rotorcraft optimization at Blade Urban Air Mobility where he spearheaded new market operational buildouts, strategic ground infrastructure initiatives, and countless partnerships and co-branded activations. Additionally, Jack managed day-to-day helicopter operations in Blade's core markets and assisted in projects to progress the Company's transition from privately owned to publicly traded on the NASDAQ.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston College, Double Majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship with a Minor in Applied Psychology and Human Development.

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