Van Nuys, California-headquartered Jet Edge International (JEI) has appointed Kevin White to serve as president of its new Jet Edge Partners division. Experienced as a pre-owned Gulfstream salesperson, White joins Jet Edge International in conjunction with the company announcing the second phase of its capital raise. He will oversee Jet Edge Partners as the division begins its search for aircraft investment opportunities. The new Jet Edge Partners division solidifies JEI's commitment to delivering customers and partners a sophisticated end-to-end aviation services platform.
CEO Bill Papariella says: “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 aircraft acquisitions company AvPro, where he was executive sales director. He will oversee Jet Edge Partners out of the company's Annapolis, Maryland office and will focus on developing and maintaining partnerships with prominent aircraft brokers, OEMs and other aviation professionals. Jet Edge Partners' primary use of the more than $100 million 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 JEI chief revenue officer Jonah Adler. “Jet Edge Partners is a well capitalised, sophisticated aircraft broker/dealer that is supported by a world-class operator of both managed and floating fleets of aircraft. Having JEI behind Jet Edge Partners is a game-changer for the industry.”
Enhancing White's division will be recent Jet Edge Partners hire Clayton Smith as VP of sales. Smith comes to Jet Edge from XOJET, where his 10-year career culminated as VP 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.