Gary LaGuardia

 Sr Executive- Business Development International Sales

AboutGary LaGuardia

Gary, as the Sr Executive Business Development International Sales of High Flyers Aviation Services (HFAS), assumes a critical role in overseeing and managing the diverse aspects of the company’s International Visibility .

With tremendous experience in leading various Aviation Organizations, Gary provides strategic leadership and helps guide HFAS in building relationships and opportunities in the global market.

One of Gary’ key areas of attention is his experience with various training organizations. Gary leverages his extensive experience in flight crew training and training center operations with airline flight operations and drives continuous improvement strategies within the training organization.

GARY’s Journey….

Aviation-related investment company
Aviation Management Group, Inc. / Proavia, LLC​Miami, Florida
Principal and Senior Consultant​    03/2015 – Present

Aviation consultancy specializing in commercial airline training, aircraft sales, leasing, & management.

Pan Am International Flight Academy, Inc. Miami, Florida
Director, Business Development​    3/1999 – 03/2015

One of the World’s most recognized aviation training organizations.

  •  Primarily responsible for the growth and development of Pan Am’s flight-training services worldwide.
  • Created and supported alliances, acquisitions, and joint ventures with major airlines and training organizations globally.
  • Responsible for the creation, growth and development of PanAm’s Air Traffic Control, Aviation English, and Aircraft Maintenance Divisions.
  • Developed and validated business plans and was responsible for the acquisition and placement of PanAm’s full-flight simulators and training devices.Acquired and managed a contract with Boeing for the selection and training of students from Iraq and Afghanistan for both pilot and air traffic control positions.
  • Established and developed new business with clients throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America.
  • Reported directly to EVP / CEO, / CFO, and managed all divisions with full P&L responsibilities.

Investment, Ventures , and Technology, Inc​Moscow, Russia
Director of Business Development​01/1991-03/1999
During his assignment, Gary managed the training of over 200 flight crews and oversaw the management of flight operations that included over 73 aircraft and over 2,000 aviation personnel

In his new role as Sr Business Development Executive for High Flyers, Gary brings his wealth of experience, leadership skills, and dedication to drive the Company’s continued growth and success.