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.
VP Sales & Customer Success
David joined Skailark in 2023 to drive growth and 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.
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 insights to current. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ozyegin 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.
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.