Flying Concessions | Message From the CEO


A Message from Zeke

Thank you for visiting the Flying Concessions website and taking the time to learn a little more about the team.

I formed Flying Retail (now doing business as Flying Concessions) in 2014 focusing on the core competencies of food and beverage, retail development, airport concessions, merchandising, and advising. We currently are involved in six concessions at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, including both retail shops and food and beverage venues.

Before her unexpected passing in 2014, my business partner was Sue Gin. She was an entrepreneur and aviation industry pioneer who had become one of the most influential real estate moguls in Chicago.

Sue was not only my business partner, but my mentor and friend; she mentored me in the airport concession business. In 2010, we became partners in Flying Food Concessions.

With my current company, I look to honor Sue’s memory; that is why I focus on providing mentorship and learning opportunities for our employees and young people, as Sue did for me; why I make an effort to introduce locally sourced, proven products into our concessions; and why I am proud to be ACDBE certified as a Latino-owned business.

I truly believe the difference in my life has been the people with whom I have had the good fortune of building relationships. I know the benefit of personal interaction, so please feel free to reach out to me or anybody at Flying Concessions with ideas, comments, or just to say hello.

Thank you again for visiting the Flying Concessions website.

Zeke Speaks About Mentor Sue Gin

In this video, Zeke talks about his mentor and former business partner,
Sue Gin, an airport retail and real estate pioneer.

This video was filmed by Crain’s Chicago Business to highlight Zeke
being named one of their 40 Under 40 in 2014.