Jet Edge

Who we are

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

As Chief Revenue 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.

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.

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 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.

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. Mr. Sloan 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.

Jim Potter
Chief Pilot

Jim brings to Jet Edge nearly 40 years of global Gulfstream Series operating experience. Jim has accumulated over 27,000 hours of flight time, with more than 18,000 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 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.

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.

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