Santiago joined Columbia Helicopters in May 2015 as the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

Previously, Santiago was with Erickson Aviation as the VP and GM of Oil and Gas. He has also served as the Global Key Account Director for CHC Helicopter and as the Director of South American Sales and Marketing for Evergreen Helicopters.

He holds an undergraduate degree from Catholic University in Ecuador and an MBA from University of Portland. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.