A HIGH PERFORMANCE
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About Us

Jet Edge was built to service the most sophisticated individuals and corporations in the world. With a focus on safety, security, and flawless execution, we are one of only six companies worldwide to have received third-party aviation safety certifications from the following:
Wyvern Wingman, ARGUS Platinum, IS-BAO Stage 3.

With a team that includes a management group with 300-plus years of combined aviation experience, award-winning customer service representatives, and some of the most experienced flight crew in the world, our state-of-the-art technology and facilities ensures that owners and charter clients have the best experience in the industry.

Jet Edge is financially backed by a leading private equity firm, which solidifies Jet Edge's position with one of the strongest balance sheets in private aviation. At Jet Edge, we believe financial security allows us to provide the safest platform for private flying in the world.

This is Jet Edge.

Executive leadership

MOST DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP TEAM
IN PRIVATE AVIATION

Bill Papariella
Chief Executive Officer
Bill Papariella
Chief Executive Officer

Bill is a seasoned senior executive within the aviation industry. Before co-founding Jet Edge International, he spent the previous six years working at NetJets, Marquis Jet, and Sentient. As senior vice president, Bill was responsible for advising and educating individuals and corporate clients on a variety of private aviation solutions including fractional ownership, jet card membership, charter and whole aircraft management. During his tenure in the private aviation industry, Bill’s efforts have consistently propelled his sales teams to #1 in total new business year over year. Under his leadership Jet Edge has rapidly emerged as one of the leading sales, acquirers, and operators of luxury large cabin aircraft in the world. Prior to being recruited into the aviation industry, Bill was a former Hollywood film executive and entrepreneur spearheading movie projects with A-list talent and major studios. Bill is a native of Pittsburgh, educated at Ohio University and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO-WPO) - Beverly Hills Chapter.

Jonah Adler
Chief Revenue + Marketing Officer
Jonah Adler
Chief Revenue + Marketing Officer

As Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Jonah is responsible for all revenue channels at Jet Edge, including all sales teams and strategic revenue and marketing opportunities. Jonah served as a passionate principal and CEO of Noteworthy, responsible for all aspects of operating a diverse consumer product design and manufacturing powerhouse. Jonah developed and nurtured C-suite relationships with every Fortune 50 retailer in America and built a corporate culture that focused on "best in class" service and "flawless execution". This culture was an integral part of the successful manufacturing and sale of over 500 million units to the world's largest retailers. After the sale of Noteworthy, Jonah co-founded FORTU, an ultra-luxury lifestyle management platform for UHNW individuals, families and entities that want to optimize the way they experience the world; addressing a clear need in the UHNW marketplace. Jonah received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organization.

Michael Sanders
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Sanders
Chief Financial Officer

As a trusted financial and operations focused executive, Mike brings his track record of building, growing and transforming businesses to Jet Edge. Prior to joining Jet Edge in 2019, Mike was the CFO and COO of Ergobaby, a globally distributed baby carrier brand. Mike also served as the CFO of private equity backed, apparel designer, Big Strike LLC and publicly traded, marketing services company, EMAK Worldwide. Mike started his career with Ernst & Young, where he was with the M&A/Transaction Support and Auditing groups. Mike has a proven track record of driving business transformations and strategic growth initiatives.

Araceli Leon
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience
Araceli Leon
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience

Araceli received her Liberal Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 2011. Following her graduation from USC, Araceli joined Jet Edge in 2012 and has since dedicated herself to the diligent creation and growth of the Customer Experience division. After a year at the company, Araceli established a service-oriented department which over the years has matured into one of today’s leading Customer Experience programs in the industry. Araceli believes that safety and customer experience is the core of any company’s success. She also knows that in order to achieve such success, internal employees must be happy in their work. She is convinced that all employees are innovators and that the people on the frontlines and in contact with our guests every day often come up with the best ideas. She encourages her team to seek innovative ways to enhance experiences. As a result, Jet Edge is armed with a group of client champions inspired by their ability to influence decision making. Araceli’s division is composed of four departments: Owner Services, Client Relations, Inflight Services, and Cabin Attendants.

Jim Potter
Chief Pilot
Jim Potter
Chief Pilot

Jim brings to Jet Edge 40 years of global Gulfstream Series operating experience. Jim has accumulated over 27,000 hours of flight time, with more than 16,000 of those hours in Gulfstream Aircraft, and is currently an FAA-certified check airman for Jet Edge. He’s an expert in tracking, understanding and addressing the operating idiosyncrasies of each aircraft and training flight crews to achieve the highest level of safety and cockpit standards.

Adam Parnes
Director of Maintenance
Adam Parnes
Director of Maintenance

Adam is responsible for the day-to-day operations of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and avionics for the Part 135 Maintenance Department of Jet Edge International. After eight years of active duty as an Avionics Communications Equipment Repairer in the U.S. Army, Adam worked as an Avionics Technician at the Gulfstream Aerospace Service Center in Savannah, Georgia. Furthering his success with Gulfstream Aircraft, Adam joined the government’s C37 Military Special Air Missions in 2000, and worked with Gulfstream V and 550 aircraft. Prior to joining Jet Edge International, he spent the previous seven years overseeing the Part 135 and 145 certificates of Elite Aviation, Jet Direct Aviation, JetCorp Technical Services, and The Air Group. Adam is a native of Brooklyn, NY and has been educated at Flight Safety International.

Lynn Sloan
Director of Operations
Lynn Sloan
Director of Operations

Lynn brings to Jet Edge over 34 years of corporate aviation experience. He has held the director of safety, chief pilot and director of training positions for Part 135 companies, amassing an extensive knowledge of the FAR’s and the requirements of the FAA. As a chief pilot for over 25 years, he has hired and trained hundreds of pilots in the Part 135 rules. Lynn has over 11,000 accident and incident-free flight hours in Gulfstream, Sabreliner, Learjet and King Air aircraft. With his background, Lynn is well-equipped to ensure our pilots are the best and the customer is in the safest of hands.

David Cox
Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations
David Cox
Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations

With more than 30 years of aviation experience, David Cox is a type-rated pilot in 12 aircraft, including the Gulfstream GV. Additionally, Cox has logged more than 22,000 hours in worldwide operations, making him uniquely qualified to lead Jet Edge’s Flight Operations team. David previously served as Vice President of MGM Resorts International, overseeing customer aviation services. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management and also has FAA Designated Examiner and FAA Check Airman credentials. During his career, David has helped build processes and infrastructure to support growth while ensuring the highest levels of compliance and safety. David’s experience and skills allow Jet Edge to fully leverage company strengths and fine-tune infrastructure to support exciting growth opportunities ahead.

Cary Aquila
Senior Vice President, Safety and Security
Cary Aquila
Senior Vice President, Safety and Security

Cary has over 42 years of aviation safety, maintenance and process improvement experience beginning as a maintenance technician in the United States Marine Corps in 1977. After leaving the military, Cary began working for Garrett Aviation/GE Engines first as a Airframe and Powerplant Technician, then later as the Service Manager at their Los Angeles Facility. During this period, Cary received formal training on Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing processes resulting in dozens of financially successful project completions. In 2001 Cary was hired by Dassault Aviation Services as their Manager of EH&S, Planning, Logistics and Material Support . This also included oversight of their Facilities, Environmental, Health and Safety operations. In 2008 Cary was hired by XOJET as their Quality Assurance Manager, later being promoted to Senior Director of Safety and Quality Assurance. In 2014 Cary was initially hired as our Vice President of Safety, Security and Quality Control, later promoted to Senior Vice President of Safety and Security. Cary is responsible for our safety and security programs for all company divisions. Cary is a graduate of Redlands University with a degree in Business Management and an Associate of Science Degree in Aeronautics from Chaffey Community College. CERTIFICATES HELD: OHSA: HAZWOPER, HAZCOM AUDIT: OSHA, ARG/US, CASE, SAFETY/SMS: IATA, IBAC SECURITY: USC SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM EMERGENCY RESPONSE: KENYON INTERNATIONAL MEMBER: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AVIATION ASSOCIATION, PAMA, FLIGHT SAFETY INTERNATIONAL

Greg Johnson
Senior Vice President, Aircraft Management Sales
Greg Johnson
Senior Vice President, Aircraft Management Sales

With more than 15 years of experience in the private aviation industry, Greg specializes in aircraft acquisition/sales and marketing. He began his career at Apex Aviation in Napa, California, eventually becoming Vice President of Business Development at the company. Greg went on to serve as Vice President for multiple aviation firms, including ACM Aviation and TWC Aviation. His responsibilities at those companies included managing aircraft sales teams, negotiating contracts, strategic planning, and the management of a fixed base operation. Greg holds a business degree from California Lutheran University. He joined Jet Edge in 2017.

Karen Saidiner
Vice President Human Resources
Karen Saidiner
Vice President Human Resources

With over twenty-five years’ experience in global strategic human resources management, in both Director and Vice President level roles, most recently in aerospace manufacturing in both commercial and military sectors, Karen brings a strategic focus to Jet Edge’s Human Resources Department. Karen is a highly knowledgeable resource providing subject matter expertise in employee relations, leave administration, recruitment, compensation/benefits, legal compliance, policy development, performance management, training and development, and mentoring. Karen has a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Chapman University and received her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA.

Chris Brothers
Managing Partner
Chris Brothers
Managing Partner

Chris has over 30 years of experience as a private equity investor as well as a financial advisor specializing in M&A and financial restructurings. Chris has been involved in the investment of over $1.5 billion in the equity of over 30 middle-market companies, and represented his firms on over 15 corporate boards of directors. Prior to co-founding Solace, Chris developed a special situations private equity strategy for Saybrook Capital, LLC as Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager of its Corporate Opportunity Funds. Prior to Saybrook, Chris was a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management and one of the original four senior members of Oaktree's Principal Opportunities Funds, which focus on private equity and distressed debt investments.

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