Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL
B.S. Aviation Business Administration
FAA Private Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating
July 2002 – present
Founded corporation to provide general aviation consulting services to both startup and current Fixed Base Operations, and to acquire FBOs at premier airports throughout the United States.
Regional Manager – SE Region
March 1999 – September 2002
Responsible for total operational and financial control of eight FBOs in three states (four in Florida), totaling over $20 million in revenues. Tasks included screening, hiring and training of management staff for each location, fiscal planning and annual budgeting, asset and human resource management, lease and contract negotiations with customers, vendors and landlords, quality assurance, regular site inspections, strategic planning for FBOs and airports, due diligence and pro-forma budgeting for new or proposed locations, special project management, technology improvement team, etc.
January 1995 – March 1999
Responsible for all operations of FBO, including human resources, equipment, fuel farm, quality control, financial planning and control, loss reduction and insurance claims, contract and lease negotiation, customer service, etc.
Signature Flight Support
Operations Supervisor – West Palm Beach, FL
February 1992 – January 1995
Promoted from Customer Service Representative after two months. Reported directly to GM for retail operations of busy FBO rated #1 chain in the country. Coordinated all operations from human resources to line and customer service supervision. Serviced all types of customers and aircraft including light singles to heavy corporate jets, plus commercial and military. Negotiated fuel contracts and hangar leases.
West Palm Beach, FL
June 1992 – August 1994
Managed all airline, cargo, charter and military operations. Recruited, trained and managed more than 200 ground handlers (UPS-certified ground handling and fueling trainer). PBI named “Gateway of the Year” by UPS Air Cargo Division, 1992.
Florida Aviation Business Association– Member since 1995/Board of Directors 2007-present/President 2013-2015
Consortium for Aviations Systems Advancement-Board Member 2006-2008