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David Hernandez

Title: Chief Executive Officer and Owner
Company: Sebastian Aero Services, Inc.
Location: Urb Apolo Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, United States

David Hernandez, Chief Executive Officer and Owner at Sebastian Aero Services, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in aviation.

With 25 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Hernandez has excelled as the chief executive officer and owner of Sebastian Aero Services Inc., a chartered flight company providing luxury travel options for his clientele, since 2021. Prior to these positions, he found much success in the field of financial services, having served as the director of global tax and corporate reporting for BOLD from 2019 to 2022 and the director of finance for Stryker from 2017 to 2019. He was active in a number of posts with General Electric between 2005 and 2017, working as a plant finance manager from 2005 to 2007, a tax operations specialist and ombudsman from 2007 to 2012, a benefits and treasury analyst from 2012 to 2015 and the senior manager of accounting global operations from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Hernandez began his career as a financial planning analyst with Shell plc from 1998 to 2005.

To support his professional ambitions, Mr. Hernandez earned his license as a commercial aircraft pilot from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1994 before completing coursework in aviation, aeronautics and aerospace science and technology at Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in 1995. He continued his academic efforts at Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, from which he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999. Following these accomplishments, he acquired his certification as a tax specialist from the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury in 2007. Mr. Hernandez eventually concluded his studies at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in 2010, graduating with a master’s degree in taxation.

Attributing his success to his wealth of experience over the years, Mr. Hernandez has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. Notably, he was recognized by Shell plc with a Customer Service Award in 1997 and a Finance Collections Award in 2001. He was additionally presented with an Integrity and Transparency Award from General Electric in 2012. Recently, Mr. Hernandez was celebrated with the Global Quality Operations Gold Financial Results Award from Stryker in 2018 and 2019.

Describing flying as his passion, Mr. Hernandez began piloting at the age of 17, having been greatly inspired by his father, who was a private pilot. Joining the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association in 1993, he eventually shifted his attention to tax accounting for pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing companies, proudly helping them to save much money while saving much of his own money as well. Eventually, he discovered that there was a need for an aviation business in the Caribbean and capitalized on the prosperous opportunity. Looking toward the future, Mr. Hernandez hopes to find an investor to grow the company into flying to the continental United States and Canada while increasing his loyal customer base and establishing Sebastian Aero Services as an airline of choice for flying between Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.

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