Hatt & Associates Team

Personal Aviation Experts

Brad Hatt

Brad Hatt

Managing Partner

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Brad was fixing planes before he started to fly them as a teenager. For more than four decades, he’s been a leader in the aviation industry. He began his career in avionics, serving as a sales director at King Radio. Then he moved on to nearly 20 years at Beechcraft and associated companies, where he served as general manager and president of the Hawker division. In various senior leadership positions, he led international special missions, domestic Beechcraft sales. An entrepreneur, he also was managing partner of Sojourn Aviation, a global broker firm he helped establish in 2010. A graduate of the University of Nebraska, he sold high-end corporate aircraft to major companies, governments and their agencies and the specialized world of high-net-worth individuals. His pilot background continued, holding multi-engine and instrument ratings as a licensed pilot.

More than


hours of flight time

Flew solo at


in Piper Tomahawk

Managed business unit of


in sales

Jayson Hatt

Jayson Hatt


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Jayson followed in his father’s footsteps, flying as a teenager, then learning on the manufacturer side while interning at Nextant Aerospace. He joined Brad at Sojourn Aviation, focusing on market research and sales analysis. Graduating first from the University of Arkansas, then receiving a master’s degree from the University of Denver, Jayson came on board with Hatt & Associates at its founding in 2015. He leads its marketing and sales divisions and helped establish the brand with the aviation industry.

First solo at


in Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Enjoys the


in Colorado


and communicated

the Hatt & Associates brand

Tyler Brown

Tyler Bowron


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Tyler specializes in aircraft sales and acquisitions with over 15 years of industry experience. His love for aviation began very early, flying in an open cockpit Waco UPF-7 that took off from a grass strip near his home of Boulder, CO. After earning a private pilot certificate at 18, he attended Embry Riddle in Daytona, FL, before returning to Boulder to complete his education in Aeronautical Science and Aviation Management. Just months after beginning as a market analyst in 2007 at a premier aircraft brokerage, he was promoted to VP of Sales. In his time there, he navigated the lows of the 2008 financial crises to the boom times of today, providing valuable advice and experience to clients worldwide. He joined Hatt & Associates in 2021, after running European sales for an international firm.

First flight at


in an open cockpit biplane

Active golfer and


around the world


with wife, who also works

in aircraft sales industry

John Bowman

John Bowman

Director of Business

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John joined Hatt & Associates in 2015 but got his first taste of the industry in 2011 as an intern with Brad Hatt at Sojourn Aviation, working with market research and learning about the marketplace from industry leaders. John comes from a financial background, graduating with a degree in finance from the University of Arkansas. He worked with Scottrade, passing the Series 7 and Series 63 financial licensing exams and building relationships in the finance and sales sectors. He was able to combine this financial acumen with aviation market knowledge once he joined the Hatt & Associates team in 2015 helping clients secure the right aircraft for them and looking for value-based opportunities to grow the company.


at Arkansas at the

same time as Jayson

Enjoys the outdoors,


& attending concerts with his wife


lasting relationships with clients

that span multiple transactions

Pat Harvey

Vice President of Sales

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Pat Harvey is a highly accomplished aviation professional, with a wealth of experience in the industry.  He joined Hatt & Associates in January 2023 as Vice President of Sales, based in Minneapolis, MN, where he is tasked with leading sales initiatives for aircraft in the Midwest U.S. region.  Prior to joining Hatt & Associates, Pat serves as Sales Director for a large worldwide brokerage, where he successfully served clients in the Midwest United States and was instrumental in securing over 45 transactions.  This impressive track record demonstrates Pat’s ability to drive growth and success in the industry.  His combination of academic and practical experience, along with his passions for the industry, make him an invaluable asset to the Hatt & Associates team.

More than


hours of flight time

Bachelor of Science degree in


from University of North Dakota

More than 45 transactions worth


in revenue over the past five years

Greg McCurley

Greg McCurley

Director of Sales - Kansas

Chris Charnley

Chris Charnley

Director of Sales - Canada

Melanie Hatt

Melanie Hatt

Director of Operations