Aviation executive/entrepreneur Brian Foley has been getting aviation investors and investees together since 2006. He’s developed long term relationships with a multitude of investors with an interest in the aviation space, knowing their preferred industry segment and deal size. Likewise, he personally knows many of the senior leaders of companies, new and old, throughout the aviation space.
After becoming an independent industry consultant after years in the corporate world, he quickly observed a need to match investors with aviation firms needing growth capital or seeking divestiture. At the same time, he was able to assist a wave of investors coming into the general aviation space as one of the untapped frontiers of opportunity.
His career began at Boeing Commercial as a flight test engineer and marketing manager. Later he was Marketing Director at Dassault Falcon Jet. He was once affiliated with a Wall Street investment firm as a Series 7 registered representative and board member.
Mr. Foley holds a dual BS degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Syracuse University, an MBA from Seattle University and completed Wharton’s Executive Education Program in Corporate Governance. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and Forbes.com contributor.