The Team

The most elite management team in yachting.

Herb Postma

CEO & Founder

Herb Postma

CEO & Founder

hpostma@avyachts.com

Herb brings over 30 years of yacht ownership and management experience to the AvYachts team. He began his illustrious career in the superyacht industry as the President & CEO of Hatteras of Lauderdale, the world's largest Hatteras Yachts dealership before founding Westship, the first company to offer U.S. built composite yachts over 100 feet, manufactured in Westport, Washington. Capitalizing on his experience in production boat building and management, Herb has created a set fee structure for AvYachts clients that eliminates the mystery of budgeting for maintenance and management costs.

Kathy Kennedy

COO

Kathy Kennedy

COO

kkennedy@avyachts.com

A veteran of the superyacht industry, Kathy gained a reputation for her marketing prowess when she introduced the world to the 280-foot motoryacht Cakewalk as the Director of Marketing for megayacht builder Derecktor Shipyards. She has since helped a variety of yachting companies establish their marketing and sales strategies, most recently serving as the Director of Sales and Marketing for new charter platform Fleet Miami. In her role as COO of AvYachts, Kathy will bring concierge service and high-level marketing expertise to both clients and the company overall.

Michael Moore

Chief Legal Officer

Michael Moore

Chief Legal Officer

mmoore@avyachts.com

Michael has been practicing maritime and aviation law for over thirty years. Michael founded his own firm, Moore & Company, P.A., in 2004. For the last decade, Michael has served as the Chairman of the International SeaKeepers Society, a nonprofit group with a mission to inspire the world's leaders to become a voice for the oceans. A specialist in handling particularly complex transactions, multifaceted litigation, and international arbitrations, Michael contributes his vast knowledge of maritime and aviation law to the clients and partners of AvYachts.

Lawrence Preston

CFO

Lawrence Preston

CFO

lpreston@avyacht.com

Lawrence has been overseeing the financial aspects of multi-million dollar companies for the last 40 years, having served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration for a $200 million aviation parts and leasing company and Controller of a $300 million cargo airline. As AvYachts' CFO, Lawrence lends his extensive background in finance, accounting, tax, treasury, IT and human resources to the team to ensure seamless financial transactions for AvYachts clients.

Laura Wilson

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Laura Wilson

Sales & Marketing Assistant

lwilson@avyachts.com

Prior to joining AvYachts as Sales and Marketing Assistant, Laura spent the last six years serving roles as Lead and Chief Stewardess aboard several of the world's most prestigious charter yachts. Experienced in the worlds of hospitality, event management and yachting, Laura holds a BA degree in Communications from Marymount University in Virginia and possesses the critical attributes necessary to provide exceptional service to AvYachts owners.