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Mente elevates passionate Restivo to COO
Vince Restivo, who has 37 years of experience in business aviation, will assess and manage ongoing business operations including process, policy and metrics to execute the company's vision, goals and growth strategies.
Before joining Mente, Restivo was VP of completions for Hawker Beechcraft and he has served Gulfstream in various roles including regional VP of aircraft sales and director of completion sales.

Aviation consulting firm Mente Group has appointed Vince Restivo to the newly-created position of COO, responsible for day-to-day administrative and operational functions. Restivo, formerly VP of programme management, will continue to report to president and CEO Brian Proctor, who will focus more of his efforts on creating long-term strategies for the company and its clientele. In his expanded role, Restivo, who has 37 years of experience in business aviation, will assess and manage ongoing business operations including process, policy and metrics to execute the company's vision, goals and growth strategies.

“Vince's solid and successful business aviation background with Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft, as well as his passion for detail and quality, will serve Mente Group and our clients exceptionally well,” says Proctor. “Our entire team looks forward to his contributions to our successes and that of our clientele.”

Mente, an aircraft dealer accredited by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), offers a comprehensive array of aviation consulting services to include fleet planning, appraisals and forecasting, buying, flight department startups, completion and refurbishment, operational alignment and Mente 360, a scalable, reliable and cost-effective corporate aviation asset advisory programme.

Before joining Mente, Restivo was VP of completions for Hawker Beechcraft and he has served Gulfstream in various roles including regional VP of aircraft sales and director of completion sales. He is also the founder of Addo Virtus Advisors, an advisory firm specialising in completion management, business process and metrics focused on providing both operational and transactional value throughout the aircraft acquisition and ownership life-cycle.

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