About Skailark

About Skailark

We are a Global start-up with our roots based in Munich, Germany.

It is our mission to Empower Aviation to be more sustainable, economically and environmentally.

We are a team of aspiring aviation entrepreneurs, thriving at the crossroads of airline market knowledge and data analytics.



Dr. Christian Soyk

Founder & CEO

Chris is a former Bain & Co management consultant with global experience in airline consulting. He worked in network planning at Lufthansa and has an aerospace engineering background and a Ph.D. in Economics. Chris uses his expertise in data analytics and market experience to develop optimal solutions.

Commercial team

David Hoar

VP Sales & Customer Success

David joined Skailark in 2023 to drive growth, onboard new clients, develop new partnerships, and ensure long-term customer success. He has been the Sales lead for Airlines, Travel, and Transport sectors at SaaS/DaaS technology firms, including Verint, Sitecore/Boxever, Oracle, and Experian. He studied Economics at Middlesex University in London and previously worked in Banking & Finance.

Aurelius Noell

VP Strategy & Business Development

Aurelius joined Skailark in August 2023 as VP strategy and is responsible for growing revenue, evaluating growth areas and opportunities as well as providing industry insights. He adds 20+ years of experience starting, managing and growing low-cost airline brands globally and since 2020 is also a general partner in a VC-fund focused on investing and supporting travel and transportation technology start-ups.

Kristina Soyk

Head of Marketing

Kristina joined Skailark since July 2018, been working as a social media and online marketing specialist at KMLZ – a law firm specializing in sales tax law. Previously, she also worked on the branding team at Boston Consulting Group. At skailark she is responsible for the social media channels and the communication of career-relevant content.

Product Team

Dr. Ulrike Schmalz

Head of Product

Ulrike joined Skailark beginning of 2023 as Head of Product and focuses on fuel, demand, and revenue modeling as well as data management and customer-specific projects. She completed a Ph.D. in multimodal air travel modeling and worked previously as head of trend research at an aviation think tank and in management consulting.

Osman Bağbaşlıoğlu

Aviation Data Analyst

Osman joined Skailark in 2023, dedicated to developing the Digital Twin product with a focus on fuel and aircraft models. A graduate of Özyeğin University in Aviation Management and double major in International Business and Trade, Osman brings experience as an IT Business Analyst and gained a diverse skill set through internships in aviation, banking, and services.

Saad Arshad

Aviation Data Analyst

Saad Joined Skailark due to his specialty in developing Overflight and Airport Models, managing public financial data collection and validation. He has diverse experience in fintech and e-commerce industries and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the Technical University of Munich, focusing on Management and Computer Engineering.

Asli Molla

Aviation Data Analyst

Asli joined the Skailark product development team in December 2023, and has taken responsibility for our growing focus on revenue and profitability solutions within Airline Economics. She graduated with a double major in Economics and Management Information Systems from Özyeğin University, and acquired expertise as an IT Business Analyst.

Khaled Adel

Product Designer

Khaled joined Skailark since May 2023 having started his career in 2009. Worked extensively with both national and international clients, honing his skills and gaining experience in various design roles. Having had the opportunity to collaborate with diverse clients and projects, is now a proud member of team Skailark.