Jack Romero

Rags To Riches Aviation Entrepreneur: Turned £90 Into $276.2 Million

Jack Romero is a self-starter demonstrating a gritting determination for success. Having arrived in the UK without a bed to sleep in and only £90 in his pocket, Jack tenaciously and diligently worked on his passion for aviation.

His tireless devotion enabled him to secure a pilot’s license and start an international airline from scratch at Heathrow Airport (BMED British Mediterranean Airways) that later achieved the prestigious Queen’s Award for Business Enterprise (2004).

Romero’s airline was subsequently sold for £30 million, and is a true testament to the power of believing in oneself, never giving up and how it is possible to overcome even the toughest of obstacles in order to fulfil a lifelong ambition.  Consequently, his story has been broadcasted on national TV as part of the BBC’s My Story series.

Jack Romero is passionate about business transformation and has gained vast experience in a number of industries at home and abroad. Working as a trouble shooter, advising SME’s to large corporate companies, his portfolio of clients has included Middle Eastern Royal family members to a corporation with a turnover over $1.5 billion.

Combined with a ‘can do’ attitude, a no-nonsense approach and a huge network of resources, he is able to offer a true insight into developing businesses and corporations even in the most challenging of circumstances.

Since his airline was sold to bmi in 2007, which in turn was bought back by British Airways in 2012 along with bmi for $276.2m (£175 million), Jack has developed a number of successful business interests both as a CEO and as an entrepreneur. His experience and knowledge coupled with his creative and inquisitive approach has proven to be beneficial to many organisations.

Jack Romero now shares his motivational story and is giving invaluable advice to audiences around the world.

To book Jack Romero as the business management speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“As an organisation who have to organise a myriad of different events for our exclusive members, we look to book exceptional speakers who make an impact with their presentation and leave a lasting effect on the audience. Jack Romero is that man. Every time I hear Jack speak it truly inspires me and I can’t wait to share his unique story with colleagues, friends and business associates alike. A true rags to riches story that gives you the belief that anything is possible when you set your mind to it!” – Josh Williams, Managing Director, Bizpedia UK Limited

“I have had the joy to have Jack Romero as a business colleague for a number of years now.  When he recounts his amazing personal story he has the power to move his audience to tears, to take us on a powerful emotional journey and apply it to business and to our place in the world. He is an incredibly engaging and inspiring speaker with an ability to communicate with such humanity and respect for all. Jack is a unique voice in an often overcrowded business arena and I’d urge anyone to hear him given the opportunity.” – Tricia Walker, Published Author and film producer

“Jack consistently delivers enthusiastic, inspiring talks and is able to build a rapport with a diverse audience. He uses his (very successful) entrepreneurial background to support delivery of theory with real-world stories in a way that is very captivating for the group. He is confident and articulate in his delivery and the feedback we get following one of Jack’s talks shows people feel they can relate and how much they can learn from hearing about his experiences.” – Dr Sarah Underwood, Director of the Centre for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Studies, Associate Professor of Enterprise, LUBS, University of Leeds and Board Director of Enterprise Educators UK

“The silence in the room is the first sense you get when Jack is taking the stage. As a tutor or a speaker Jack inspires all those that are privileged to listen and participate. Having worked alongside Jack on numerous occasions I can confirm that his tenacity, charm and entrepreneurial spirit are heady ingredients for success.” – Martin Spooner, Managing Director, Invest Dorset

“Jack Romero is an exceptional motivator and leader. He get his listeners to dig deeper and accomplish more than they deemed possible. And despite his considerable accomplishments he remains a humble and perfect gentleman.” – Professor Dr. Jack Bauersachs, CFA International Management & Finance, Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Germany

“A fantastic story. A great inspirational testimony. Jack’s story will help me with my determination. The Jack Romero story – truly inspirational.” – Mazars

“Thank you for arranging Jack. He was inspiring and my team really enjoyed having him at the kickoff. Please pass on our thanks.” Orhan