Jet Edge International commits $100m+ to new aircraft sales
Van Nuys, CA – May 21, 2019 — 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 $60 million 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, 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 assist in asset-managing Jet Edge International’s managed customers and floating fleets.
“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 capitalised, 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, specialising in Gulfstream, Hawker Beechcraft, and Pilatus sales.