JB Hollyer is the consummate people-oriented leader, aviator, visionary and professional. He specializes in cross-corporate/cross- venture strategic partnerships and alliances, and has extensive experience in the start-up and development of commercial ventures. Mr. Hollyer developed the HyperSpace Fun Center, a one-of- a-kind family entertainment center, from concept through business plan, financing, construction and start-up. Mr. Hollyer’s vast background and 24+ years of experience in the US Navy (naval aviation operations, flight training, system development, flight test, acquisition) have given him the ability to read the winds of change flawlessly. From the ashes of large corporate buyouts, he co-founded ASEC- Inc., a rapidly growing government support services contractor with hooks into the leading edge acquisition groups within the Naval Air Systems Command, helping to grow it from the four visionary co-founders into nearly 150 employees in less than six years. He left ASEC to found HSSInc and Stargazer Aeronautical Services LLC, to further his interests in flight testing and flight test engineering. His superb hands-on, in-the- trenches leadership and people skills allow him to read people quickly and size up meetings and programs rapidly, allowing him to match people skills with programmatic needs and maximize output.
Stewart Lawrence, born in Miami in 1960, moved to the Bahamas aboard a sailboat in 1973, earned his GED and joined the U.S. Navy in 1977. Following his honorable discharge as a Machinist Mate, Second Class Petty Officer in 1982, Stewart matriculated at the University of Houston, graduating magna cum laude in Journalism in 1987, newly married to his Spanish class crush. Stewart’s first direct boss out of college was world renown corporate activist T. Boone Pickens at Mesa MLP in Amarillo, TX, where he served as speech writer and corporate communications specialist. Having been so gloriously introduced to the business world, he returned to the University of Houston and earned an MBA in Finance in 1993 while working full-time in corporate communications at Panhandle Eastern Corp. With the MBA in hand, Stewart pursued progressively advancing investor relations positions at Tesoro Petroleum in San Antonio, MCN Energy in Detroit, Anadarko Petroleum in Houston, and Energy XXI in Houston, where he retired in October 2014 as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. In January 2012, Stewart and Mike Bialka co-founded Albatross Adventures LLC upon the purchase of their first Grumman Albatross. Stewart serves as Managing Member. Following the September 2012 purchase of their second Albatross from Charlie “Tuna” Hainline, the partnership began operating under the name Everything Albatross, appearing at air shows across the south.