Miami, FL – November 16, 2022 — Elevate Aviation Group today named an executive with strong leadership experience at major aviation brands to guide Elevate’s continued expansion in aviation services. As the company’s new president, reporting to CEO Greg Raiff, Randy McKinney will oversee all aspects of the company’s charter, management, MRO and sales and acquisitions portfolio.
McKinney most recently served as COO for JSX, another fast-growing charter company. He was COO and EVP for DAL Global Services, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines with 19,000 employees supporting over one million flights annually. He also has customer service and vendor management experience with Netjets.
“Randy will oversee operations, leveraging his experience at larger companies to improve internal communication, productivity, and execution. He will focus on scaling our aircraft management and MRO businesses,” said Raiff. “His previous strong operational experience and emphasis on safety makes him the right person to lead our company as we grow and reposition our focus.”
McKinney will lead the company as it branches out from its initial core holding, Private Jet Services, which arranges complex charters for large groups such as rock bands, sports teams, large corporate groups and political campaigns. In 2021, the company acquired Keystone Aviation for traditional business jet charter and aircraft management services. The acquisition included Keystone MRO, a maintenance operation based in Salt Lake City, UT.
“I look forward to providing day-to-day operational leadership and preparing for the long-term success of Elevate Aviation Group as well as ensuring the 100% satisfaction of our customers,” said McKinney, who resides in the Dallas–Fort Worth area, graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree, is an Alumni of Harvard Business School, and holds a variety of additional accomplishments at the undergraduate and graduate levels.