Wings & Water: Business Aircraft
Peter V. Agur Jr.
Managing Director and Founder, The VanAllen Group 770.507.5001 www.vanallen.com
Peter V. Agur Jr. has been a management consultant since 1985. His firm provides consulting services for large public and private corporations, high-net-worth individuals, and royal families, among other clients. Peter began his career as an Army aviator and went on to work for several major airframe manufacturers. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical sciences from the Metropolitan State College of Denver and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.
James D. Butler
CEO, Shaircraft Solutions 301.652.9885 www.shaircraft.com
James D. Butler is an attorney and the CEO of Shaircraft Solutions. Shaircraft negotiates private-air-travel investments for individuals and businesses, including fractional ownership, jet-card programs, and charter. James specializes in fractional-share valuation disputes. Clients include pro golfers Scott Verplank and Scott Hoch and NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long. He also authors Inside Private Air Travel, a blog devoted exclusively to private-air travel.
Founder and President, Jet Advisors 866.538.2384 www.jetadvisors.com
Kevin O’Leary heads Jet Advisors, a full-service corporate-jet consulting firm in Broomfield, Colo. Prior to founding Jet Advisors, Kevin worked for Hawker Beechcraft, Travel Air, and Flight Options. He has a Master of Business Administration degree and holds a commercial pilot’s license.
President, AeronomX 727.233.3429 www.aeronomx.com
Walter Kraujalis is an aviation attorney with expertise in sales and acquisitions, business development and due diligence, aircraft-selection analysis, and safety/management/ISBAO consulting, among other areas. He is a licensed pilot (commercial and private) with more than 9,400 hours of flight time. Walter is also a speaker and instructor at industry functions, and he has published many articles in aviation publications.
William J. Quinn Jr.
Chairman, Aviation Management Systems 603.431.3362 www.amsconsultants.com
William J. Quinn Jr. has been actively involved in the aviation industry for more than 40 years, during which time he has served as a helicopter-maintenance technician in the United States Navy; worked for several aircraft manufacturers; founded a number of successful aviation businesses; and served as the director of aviation and chief pilot for a Fortune 500 company. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with type ratings in both business jets and helicopters.
H. Lee Rohde III
President, Aviation Management Systems 603.431.3362 www.amsinc.aero
H. Lee Rohde III currently serves as president of Aviation Management Systems, a Portsmouth, N.H., company that provides management-, technical-, operational-, and asset-based consulting services to the aviation, financial, insurance, and legal communities. He joined the firm in 2005. Lee is an experienced pilot and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
Keith G. Swirsky
President and Chairman, Business Aviation Group And Tax Group, GKG Law 202.342.5251 www.aviationtaxlawyer.com
Keith G. Swirsky is an attorney and tax specialist concentrating in the areas of corporate-aircraft transactions and aviation taxation. GKG Law, in Washington, D.C., provides full-service tax and regulatory planning and counseling services to corporate aircraft owners, operators, and managers. Keith holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University.