The core purpose of the International Aircraft Dealers Association is to help its members become more profitable and successful.
The International Aircraft Dealers Association strives to be the collective force influencing and shaping the aircraft transaction industry. It seeks to be the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical business aircraft transactions; and valued by highly skilled aircraft transaction professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.
Working for business aircraft owners globally, the International Aircraft Dealers Association provides a facility for professional standards, ethics, and exchange of information among its members and to the public for the purpose of creating a more efficient market, facilitating transactions and providing transparency into the transaction process, thereby increasing business aircraft ownership and usage worldwide.
To be a Member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), an organization must agree to commit itself to our strict code of conducting business.
All IADA Members:
To become a Certified Aircraft Broker/Dealer of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), a candidate must pass a rigorous application process that assures only the most respected and experienced aircraft brokers/dealers will become IADA Members. Each prospective IADA Certified Aircraft Broker/Dealer must be sponsored by three current IADA Members. The entire IADA Certified Brokers/Dealers Membership base then votes on admission, which is granted only with an 80% majority. IADA Certified Brokers/Dealers participate in a program of ongoing education to remain current on best practices and new developments in acquiring and selling business aircraft. All IADA Members strictly adhere to the IADA Code of Ethics that guarantees they will always conduct themselves honorably and represent the best interests of their clients.
The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is led by a Board of Directors selected from among the body of IADA Certified Aircraft Dealers and Brokers. IADA Dealers and Brokers are among the most respected and most experienced business aircraft professionals in the world, specializing in the acquisition and sale of previously-owned business aircraft of all makes and models.
Brian Proctor is a founder and President of Mente Group, LLC and has been serving private aviation clients for 10 years. Having been involved in over $3.5 billion in aircraft transactions and over $5 billion in aviation business planning, Brian's experience is sought by corporations and individuals, worldwide.
After serving for six years in the US Army as an infantry Ranger and intelligence officer, Brian left the military to pursue a career in the private sector. After working at Transamerica Corporation, Mr. Proctor served as consultant, COO and President of CAAP and later Leading Edge.
Brian serves on several industry boards and is involved with the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. He holds a BA degree in International Studies in Politics and Diplomacy from the University of Richmond and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Chad is President of Jetcraft Corporation, where he has overall sales and marketing responsibility with specialties in transaction structuring, aviation finance and tax. Chad came to Jetcraft in 2005 from Bank of America Leasing (formerly Fleet Capital Corporation), where he was National Asset Manager and Business Development Officer in the corporate aircraft finance division. Chad also held positions at Regent Aviation and Cessna Finance Corporation and was an aviation underwriter for American Eagle Insurance Company. Chad earned a BBA degree in Aviation Administration from the University of North Dakota. He is also a commercial pilot (single and multi-engine) and as a CFI rating.
Vice President Mike "Doc" Dwyer is focused on growing Guardian Jet’s presence throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Guardian Jet, Doc worked as a flight instructor for Monarch Air in Addison, Texas. He is a 1,000-hour pilot and has earned his CFI, CFII and Multi-Engine Commercial ratings. Doc was born into the aviation industry, following his father’s and uncle’s lifelong industry involvement. In 2009, he joined Guardian Jet where he eventually became head of the company’s consulting efforts. Doc is now Vice President of Sales and Account Manager for many of Guardian Jet’s large accounts throughout the U.S. As a pilot, he brings many skills and, most importantly, a vast knowledge of the business aviation industry to share with Guardian Jet’s existing clients. Doc earned a degree in Economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Todd has been with Elliott Aviation since 1988. He has been Aircraft Sales Manager and Vice President of Acquisitions for the past 18 years. Todd has completed over 250 aircraft jet and turbo prop transactions. Today, he is responsible for used aircraft acquisitions for Elliott Jets. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1997 with a degree in Aeronautical Studies and is an active pilot with over 1,500 hours. He holds private, commercial, instrument and multi-engine ratings.
Mitch was quite literally born into the business. Today he is a Partner and President of Corporate Fleet Services, where he has facilitated more than 300 aircraft transactions domestically and internationally. He is known as a valued resource and strategic partner for leading financial institutions, manufacturers and the dealer community. As one of the largest stocking dealers in the industry, Mitch has forged relationships with many Fortune 500 companies. Mitch is an industry thought leader, sought after to speak and offer his opinion on industry matters. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from UNC–Charlotte and is a commercial pilot with over 20 years of flying experience.
Paul has been involved in aviation since he began taking flying lessons in his hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, more than 20 years ago. While in college at the University of Colorado, Paul held a number of different pilot positions that provided him the opportunity to fly and experience a wide variety of aircraft. After college, Paul co-founded Kirby Ramsey Aviation, a successful aircraft sales company specializing in the refurbishment and sale of high-performance piston aircraft. Paul co-founded Cerretani Aviation Group in 2003 where he has worked with Fortune 100 companies, high-net-worth individuals and aircraft lenders in the sale and acquisition of their aircraft. Paul holds a Commercial pilot’s license with over 4,500 hours flight time and continues to fly regularly.
Chris is Vice President of Meisner Aircraft, a Wisconsin-based firm consistently ranked in the top five of inventorying dealers in the world in inventory transactions. He is a fourth-generation aviation professional starting in 1925 with his great grandfather Edward C. Meisner, who was a mechanic for National Air Transport, the precursor of United Airlines. Meisner Aircraft has been a well-respected family company since it was founded in 1979, known for its success in facilitating trade-in deals for its customers and fellow dealers worldwide. Chris was a member of the 2005 National Championship basketball team at John Brown University, which made a historic Cinderella upset run from the lowest seed. He earned a degree in Business Management, with a minor in Marketing, and later earned his pilot’s license. Chris and his wife, Anna, reside in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, with their four sons.
“Johnny” is President and CEO of OGARAJETS, based in Atlanta, Georgia. OGARAJETS has offered aircraft brokerage, acquisition, sales and leasing services worldwide since 1980. Johnny joined OGARAJETS in 1991 and was named President in 2005. During his tenure, the company has purchased and sold in excess of $3 billion of business aircraft. He has served on various committees and boards for the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) and National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). Johnny is an active member of the Southern 7 Chapter of YPO.
Our Products and Services Member Advisory Council consists of leaders focused on those services offered by IADA Products and Services Members, including: Aircraft Management & Charter; Aircraft Manuals; Aircraft Valuations; Education & Training; Escrow Services; Financing & Leasing; Flight Planning; Fractional Aircraft Program; Fuel; Hourly Cost Maintenance; Industry Publications; Insurance; IRS 1031 Like-Kind Exchange; Legal, Tax & Title; Maintenance & Overhaul Services; Maintenance Tracking; and Operations & Management.
Jonathan Levy is a board certified expert in aviation law who serves as the Legal Director of Advocate Consulting Legal Group, PLLC, a law firm that dedicates itself exclusively to the general aviation industry, with particular focus on assisting aircraft owners and operators in legal compliance with federal and state taxes, FAA issues, audit defense and business law.
Stephan has a 42-year aircraft industry background, including 30 years in aircraft financing. He began his career with Cessna Finance Corporation in 1974 where he rose to become Director, Marketing. He has since broadened his experience with senior aircraft financing management positions with Bank One, United National Bank and IAM Aircraft Finance Group. Stephan joined Aero Records & Title Company in 2004 as Vice President, Marketing and served as President from 2008 to 2010. He then joined AIC Title Service, LLC, as Senior Vice President Marketing responsible for New Business Development and Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations on both national and international levels. Stephan is a long-standing member of National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) serving on the Board of Directors and two terms as Board President. He is a licensed pilot with an Instrument Rating and over 1,500 hours of flight time.
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Keith Hayes is Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager of PNC Aviation Finance. Prior to joining PNC Aviation Finance in 2017, Keith was with Regions Bank, BB&T and GE Capital for 27 years where he held numerous leadership roles across different business lines, including the last eight years as National Sales Manager for GE Capital Corporate Aircraft Finance. Keith holds a BA in Business Administration and a MIS degree from the University of North Florida.
Devri works closely with the IADA Board and the Products and Services Advisory Council to provide Association management, membership services and administrative support. She plans IADA meeting functions and oversees and coordinates IADA’s marketing efforts. Devri has a background in graphic design and event design. She joined us in 2004 as Meeting Planner and Assistant to the President.
What is the IADA Code of Ethics?
Every Member of the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) must adhere to the IADA Code of Ethics which guarantees that our Members will always conduct themselves honorably and represent the best interests of their clients. Read the IADA Code of Ethics here.
What is the IADA Certification Process?
In addition to agreeing to abide by the IADA Code of Ethics, an aircraft broker/dealer must be certified as a leader in the practice of acquiring and selling business jets and turboprops. IADA Certification includes a rigorous application process and participation in a program of ongoing education to remain current in the best practices and latest developments in acquiring and selling previously owned private aircraft. Read a complete explanation of the IADA Certification Process here.
How does an aircraft broker/dealer or products and services provider become a IADA Member?
A prospective Member must be sponsored by three current IADA Members. The applicant must complete a rigorous application process. An applicant must be voted in by an 80% majority of either the Brokers/Dealers or Products and Services IADA Membership base. All prospective IADA Members must agree to adhere to the IADA Code of Ethics.
How many IADA Members are there?
At present, there are 42 IADA Certified Brokers/Dealers and 58 IADA Products and Services Members across North America and Latin America.
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