Mente Group promotes West Point Grad to Vice President of Strategic Consulting


Cole White

Dallas, Sept. 4, 2018 – Mente Group has promoted Cole White to be the aviation advisory firm’s Vice President of Strategic Consulting. Previously, he was Director of Strategic Consulting.

Mente Group’s strategic consulting division provides robust fleet planning and feasibility studies for business aviation owners and fleet operators. The company specializes in evaluating client travel requirements and developing solutions that consider all lift options, including new or used aircraft purchases, fractional operations, card membership programs, and charter, sometimes blending available modes into the most efficient solution.

“Cole White has proven himself to be valuable to our clients and his military systems management background delivers precise and respected solutions,” said President and CEO Brian Proctor. “In addition to his military experience, he is a former professional athlete, which brings another aspect of discipline to his work providing practical counsel to our clientele and internal staff.”

Cole served as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was recruited to play baseball. He was drafted into the Pittsburg Pirates organisation, where he played professional baseball for three years.

He holds a degree in Systems Management from West Point with a focus on Systems Engineering. He has also accomplished post-graduate work at Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, where he studied Financial Reporting for Managers, Strategic Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Planning and Valuing of Projects and Investments, Managerial Accounting and Corporate Strategy, and Value Creation.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Mente Group is a leading business aviation and flight department advisory company specialising in aircraft transactions, talent management, asset management, and strategic, operational and technical consulting. Mente serves large corporations, growth companies and private individuals worldwide. Its advisors have handled $10 billion in aircraft transactions and performed more than 500 business jet consultations.

Mente Group has partnered with many of the world’s largest corporations, prominent entrepreneurs, growth companies, and private individuals, including Andor Capital, Bank of Texas, BNSF Railway, Capital One, Delhaize Group, Entergy, Food Lion, JPMorgan Chase, LG, MassMutual Financial Group, Medical Properties Trust, MetLife, Northpark Management, Inc., Quexco, Inc., Raytheon, Sprint, Stanley Black & Decker, Summit Alliance, and Williams-Sonoma.

Mente Group is a member of Air Charter Safety Foundation, International Business Aviation Council, National Business Aviation Association, National Aircraft Resale Association, and the National Aircraft Finance Association.

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