OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The former Berkshire Hathaway executive who earned praise from Warren Buffett while leading NetJets for four years is joining a private equity firm that invests in hotels.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The former Berkshire Hathaway executive who earned praise from Warren Buffett while leading NetJets for four years is joining a private equity firm that invests in hotels.

Four months after Jordan Hansell resigned in the midst of NetJets' contract dispute, he took a job as president of Rockbridge Capital.

While at NetJets, Hansell had appeared alongside Buffett in interviews to discuss the cost-cutting turnaround he led from 2011 until June. But near the end of tenure, Hansell became the focus of the pilot union's ire in the prolonged talks.

Hansell says it was his decision to leave NetJets, and he remains on good terms with his former colleagues.

Both NetJets and Rockbridge are based in Columbus, Ohio, while Berkshire is based in Omaha, Nebraska.