Wheels Up Experience Inc., the leading brand in private aviation, today, announced the appointment of Stevens J. Sainte-Rose as Chief People Officer.
In this role, Sainte-Rose will lead all aspects of human resources and culture at Wheels Up including organizational design, talent acquisition, development and retention, as well as diversity and inclusion functions. Sainte-Rose will report directly to Wheels Up Chairman and CEO, Kenny Dichter.
“Stevens brings a unique mix of long-term, strategic planning with the agility and speed necessary to operate in a rapidly growing business,” said Dichter.
“His experience in consumer packaged goods and retail across global brands is a huge asset to Wheels Up as we continue to attract world-class talent, continue to build our culture through diversity and inclusion, and reinforce our foundation as a high-performance organization.”
As a seasoned HR veteran, Sainte-Rose has expertise across a diverse range of industries including fast moving consumer goods, retail, hospitality, food service, manufacturing & production, and managed services.
Stevens previously served as Senior Vice President of HR at The Coca-Cola Company International, as Chief Human Resources Officer at U.S. Walgreens, Chief HR and Transformation Officer at Dawn Foods Global and most recently Chief HR Officer at Parallel Inc.
He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Industrial & Labor Relations.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join Wheels Up as Chief People Officer,” said Sainte-Rose.
“I have long admired the Wheels Up brand, its disruptive spirit, and am inspired by the vision to build a marketplace in private aviation.
“I am excited to help accelerate the development of Wheels Up as a growth-minded, high performance culture, with the customer at the center of everything they do.”