Dynamic American entrepreneur Spring Saunders was born in Japan and raised in Brazil, Europe and China. Her pioneering spirit was evident in her early teens when she founded a dance studio, her first business in China. With this notable first accomplishment, Ms. Saunders was able to pay for her education at Shandong University of Business and Technology, where she studied Mandarin. She is fluent in English and Mandarin, and also speaks Portuguese. While living in China, Ms. Saunders launched several more thriving businesses, including a Mexican restaurant, an export service and an English language tutoring center. Ms. Saunders relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 and became vice president of business development for Malibu Wines. She went on to launch her first American-based business, Empire Concierge, a company that catered to upscale Chinese travelers. Her work in the bespoke services industry led her to develop alliances with several private jet companies. After one year of curating her luxury concierge service, she recognized a high demand for private jet services by her high level Chinese and global clientele, and New York Jet Club was born. Under Ms. Saunders’ leadership as CEO, the company experienced immediate success, garnering its first million USD in sales in its first three months, and acquiring its first aircraft within the first quarter. She has assembled a team of intelligent, savvy and knowledgeable women to join her in her business activities. Currently residing in Los Angeles, New York and Shanghai, Ms. Saunders is dedicated to forging new partnerships and expanding the company further, both internationally and domestically.
As a female entrepreneur in the aviation space, I hope to make a difference and inspire entrepreneurship.