VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jet Edge International, one of the world’s largest full-service Private Aviation platforms, has appointed Kevin White to serve as President of its new Jet Edge Partners division. Established as the premier pre-owned Gulfstream salesperson in the world, White joins Jet Edge International in conjunction with the company announcing the second phase of its capital raise. White will oversee Jet Edge Partners as the division begins its search for aircraft investment opportunities. The new Jet Edge Partners division solidifies Jet Edge International’s commitment to delivering customers and partners a highly sophisticated end-to-end aviation services platform.
“Today, our company welcomes Kevin White as the President of Jet Edge Partners, our newest division,” comments Jet Edge International CEO Bill Papariella. “Over the last two decades, Kevin has played an integral role in many of the most successful aircraft trades in the industry. His new role at Jet Edge further strengthens our leadership position in the large-cabin aviation segment and aligns our platform for increased fleet growth. We couldn’t be more pleased with the experience and success he brings to our growing team.”
Kevin White joins Jet Edge from AvPro Inc., a leading aircraft acquisitions company, where he served as Executive Sales Director. White will oversee Jet Edge Partners out of the company’s Annapolis, Maryland, office and will focus on developing and maintaining partnerships with the world’s most prominent aircraft brokers, OEMs, and other aviation verticals. Jet Edge Partners’ primary use of the $100M+ infusion will be to act as a source of smart capital for acquisition opportunities within the worldwide broker community. The Jet Edge Partners division will also assist in asset-managing Jet Edge International’s existing managed and floating fleets of aircraft.
“The launch of this division allows us to bring a very unique value proposition to the aircraft sales marketplace,” comments Jet Edge International Chief Revenue Officer, Jonah Adler. “Jet Edge Partners is the only well-capitalized, sophisticated aircraft broker/dealer that is supported by a world-class operator of both managed and floating fleets of aircraft. Having Jet Edge International behind Jet Edge Partners is truly a game-changer for the industry.”
Enhancing Kevin White’s new division will be recent Jet Edge Partners hire Clayton Smith as Vice President of Sales. Smith comes to Jet Edge from XOJET, where his 10-year career there culminated as Vice President of Sales. Scott Clarey also joins the Jet Edge Partners executive team as Sales Analyst and will help drive all aspects of aircraft sales and acquisition. Scott brings more than 15 years of professional experience in the aviation industry, having worked in Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, and Pilatus sales.
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About Jet Edge International
Jet Edge International is a premier aviation management platform that provides a full suite of services to aircraft owners, including flight operations, charter services, in-house maintenance and repairs, and assistance with aircraft sales and acquisitions. The company currently manages a fleet of more than 50 large-cabin and super-midsize aircraft for both corporations and ultra-high net worth individuals. Jet Edge is a Top 10 charter operator in the United States and adheres to the three most prominent safety standards in the industry: ARG/US Platinum Rating, Wyvern Wingman Recommendation, and the International Standard for Business Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 certification. The Company currently employs more than 425 employees and is based in Van Nuys, California. For more information, please visit: www.flyjetedge.com.
About Jet Edge Partners
A division of Jet Edge International, Jet Edge Partners is one of the world’s leading full-service aircraft brokers and dealers. The Aircraft Sales experts at Jet Edge Partners work to understand the mission profiles, goals, and operational budget of our clientele to ensure they are connected with the best possible aircraft to meet their individual needs. The team is connected in real time to the movements in the markets and have transacted hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. With offices and sales professionals located throughout the United States, Jet Edge Partners provides clients access to individuals with the knowledge and expertise to get the job done intelligently and effectively. Jet Edge Partners not only transacts aircraft, but also operates, owns, and manages one of the largest fleets in the world via partner Jet Edge International, providing clients operational knowledge and resources unmatched in the industry. For more information, please visit: www.jetedgepartners.com.