Jet Edge

Who we are

Richard Bard

Mr. Bard has been involved in the acquisition and operation of a diverse group of private and publicly traded businesses over the last 30 years. He has typically taken an active role in operating the companies he invests in, often serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for a period of time. Mr. Bard has been involved in numerous community service and philanthropic activities. This included having served as the Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He created the Bard Center for Entrepreneurship at the Business School of the University of Colorado at Denver. Mr. Bard received a B.S. in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, earned an M.B.A. from Baruch College of CUNY, and he was bestowed Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Colorado.

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.

Edward Frank
Chief Administrative Officer & President of JetWorx

A highly respected veteran in the business aviation industry, Edward Frank brings extensive business, finance, and aviation management experience to Jet Edge. Ed previously served as Chief Executive Officer for a large, Los Angeles-based aircraft management and charter company, where he directed the company’s multi-national business operations and led the acquisition of ACM Aviation. Under Ed’s leadership, the company obtained the prestigious Wyvern Wingman status, ARGUS Platinum rating, and IS-BAO Stage II registration, placing the company with an elite group of operators, including Jet Edge. Prior to beginning his career in business aviation, Ed served as Vice President and Chief Finance Officer for a multi-national logistics company, and as Vice President for a major Los Angeles bank. Ed is a Certified Management Accountant and holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Information Systems from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Jonah Adler
Chief Revenue 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.

Robert Schiller
Chief Financial Officer

Veteran executive Robert “Bob” Schiller comes to Jet Edge from the industrial crane rental service AmQuip, where he served as CFO and Senior Vice President. Previously, Bob was CFO of security and construction company Devcon International and VP and Controller at NationsRent. He was also Regional Controller and Director of Internal Audit at environmental-services company The IT Group. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a BS in Accounting from SUNY Albany and an MBA from Pace University. Bob’s many benefits to Jet Edge include streamlining inter-departmental communications, maximizing efficiency among processes, and high-level safety training and compliance.

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 30 years of global Gulfstream Series operating experience. Jim has accumulated over 24,000 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 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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