Company Bio


Dan Hartley Jet Sales specializes in the sale, brokerage and acquisition of the Cessna Citation line of business jets with a strong focus on the Citation 510, 525 and 560XL products. Based in Columbia, SC with offices in the UK and Brazil, we are well positioned to serve our clients throughout the US, Europe and South America. When buying or selling your next aircraft, you can rest assured our relentless work ethic and persistence, coupled with our market expertise and superior customer service will not only net you the best deal, but will make it an easy, enjoyable and fun experience!  


Dan Hartley

DAN HARTLEY
Founder & Managing Partner

Growing up in an airline family and soloing on his 16th birthday, Dan is an Instrument Rated Commercial pilot and brings 30 years of aviation, sales and service industry experience to work for you on your next aircraft transaction.  It is this passion for aviation and Dan’s entrepreneurial spirit that have led to the creation of Dan Hartley Jet Sales. Strong relationships with Textron, Embraer, jet aircraft owners and pilots worldwide, as well as Dan’s 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including several years with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and the PGA Tour, has helped him become a leader in the jet aircraft sales industry. 



Dan@danhartleyjetsales.com | 619.787.5594

NICOLE WRIGHT
Managing Partner

Nicole began her aviation journey in a race with her dad to get their Private Pilot Licenses... she won! This led to a career in jet sales and she now focuses her efforts on analyzing jet markets at Dan Hartley Jet Sales.  Currently working on her Commercial License, she is Instrument Rated and has completed all of her training in Cirrus aircraft. Her love of flying, the outdoors and children, lend perfectly to her involvement volunteering with the Young Eagles program in Columbia, SC. As a proud graduate of Clemson University, Nicole has a strong cultural background in Travel & Tourism as well as Business and Marketing. She believes the best things she’s done in life have been becoming a wife and a mother. 



Nicole@danhartleyjetsales.com | 678.758.2922


MIKE LESTER  

Director of Sales & Acquisitions

In 1990, Mike realized after his first solo flight in a Cessna 150 that aviation would become a major part of his life. Sure enough, today Mike is an avid pilot who takes every opportunity he can to be in the air. He brings 30 years of flight experience into the successful aviation sales role he’s carved out for himself today. Mike’s sales background includes working for large aviation sales companies; however, what his clients say stands out the most about Mike is his commitment to always putting the client first. Mike’s approach is both personal and professional. Whether he is helping you sell your airplane or conducting a worldwide search to assist with your next aircraft purchase, Mike goes above and beyond to ensure he meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.


mike@danhartleyjetsales.com

913.530.2030

DENIO ANDRADE
Sales & Acquisitions (Brazil)

With 30 years of work in aviation electronics and maintenance with some of the largest aviation companies in Brasil, Dênio has established tremendous relationships with Textron (TAM), Embraer, Gulfstream and Rockwell Collins. After several years of working for a large Brasilian company as the maintenance manager of two Citation CJ2+ aircraft and a Gulfstream G200, Dênio’s love for aviation has inspired him to continue learning and expand into a new field.  In addition to breaking into aircraft sales, he is assisting with our Brasilian transactions and maintenance oversight during our due diligence phase and pre-purchase inspections.   


Denio@danhartleyjetsales.com | +55 31 99161-8444

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