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is a diversified and worldwide Aircraft Brokerage and Acquisition Firm placing an emphasis on developing and sustaining long-term client relationships. Our years of experience in all facets of the Aviation Industry, provide our clients with the necessary information to stay ahead of market curves and trends. Our strong presence in the Industry and positive relationships with various Industry professionals, allows us to provide outstanding service to buyers and sellers alike. We look forward to assisting you with all of your Aircraft needs.
The faces of the World’s most successful Aircraft Brokerage Firm
Meet The Team
James has 20 years of Aviation experience with the majority of the years in the Aircraft Sales & Leasing sector. James has overseen 1000 + Aircraft transactions occurring all over the Globe. He is a skilled negotiator and has conducted sales with Airlines, Charter Companies, Air Ambulance Operators, Freight Companies, and a host of Fortune 500 and 100 Companies. James is a type rated Pilot in the Citation Jet line which gives him an added edge over the competition. James is known for using the slogan,
"MAKE IT HAPPEN."
As an accomplished salesperson, Celia is the expert in International Sales. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Multinational Business Operations and Marketing. Celia is fluent in Italian, Spanish and English. Her ability to relate effectively to our international clients provides IAMS with the unique ability to have a strong presence in South America and Europe. She has extensive international travel and business experience which provides her with the ability to negotiate and expedite transactions with ease. Her attention to detail and efficiency in completing transactions will exceed your expectations.
Ian Murphy is originally from Virginia and has a degree in Marketing. An avid pilot for over 20 years, he is familiar and well versed in all types of Aircraft. Ian is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of sales experience. He founded and managed his own successful business for over 20 years before he became a part of the Cessna Sales Team dealer network. Ian served as a Cessna new single-engine aircraft sales representative for 11 years, working with the largest new single-engine Cessna dealer in the world. He also worked as a liaison for the Cessna Pilot Center program facilitating partnership and lasting relationships between the flight training industry and the manufacturer. Ian brings his years of expertise in the Aviation Industry to IAMS and will be able to successfully assist you with all of your Aircraft sales and purchases.
Pete Conrad has been around Aviation his entire life and has been in the Aviation Business for the past 30 years. He is the oldest son of Astronaut Captain Charles (Pete) Conrad, the 3rd man to walk on the moon when he was chosen to command Apollo 12. As a boy, Pete would be his Father’s copilot practicing lift offs and re-entries into the Earth’s atmosphere. At age 16, Pete received his pilot’s license and later went to high school at Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas and then the University of Texas. Pete acquired his Single/Multi-engine commercial, instrument ratings at Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. After flying corporate for some time, he went to work for Sierra Industries based in Uvalde, Texas and spent 28 years flying, working on aircraft, and selling maintenance and modifications. Pete has a vast knowledge for all aspects of Aviation and can certainly exceed your expectations in any of your Aircraft sales or purchases.
Brian has been in private aviation since 2011, where he worked with the largest fractional ownership companies in the industry and OEM maintenance facilities. He has a very keen eye for detail which is coupled with a finance background. Never running short on energy or motivation, he is always moving in a positive direction. With direct experience in the product lines from Learjet, Hawker Beechjet, Citation, Embraer, Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Dassault Falcon, he has a well-rounded ability to stay current in today’s market and the latest demand trends in the industry. As an avid travel enthusiast and adrenaline seeker, he retains a worldly approach to his dealings and interactions.
Trisha Perkins was originally born in New Hampshire and has a Degree in Business Management. Prior to Aviation, she spent several years traveling the United States opening new concepts and developing management teams. Trisha also has years of experience as the Director of Operations for several companies and family owned businesses. Now as a Senior Sales Agent with International Aircraft Marketing & Sales, she has a successful track record for handling many transactions in a wide range of corporate Aircraft. Outside of the office, she enjoys time with family and friends, including her two children Kamaryn and Lincoln. Trisha understands the importance of business relationships and has an invaluable appreciation for clients she has worked with over the years. She is always striving to reach the widest possible audience and successfully close aircraft transactions. Trisha’s work with International Aircraft Marketing & Sales provides continuous development of old and new clients, which are both vital for growth in the Aviation Industry.
Originally growing up in New York, Jack was an avid athlete and competitor. He received multiple professional baseball offers after his senior year of High School and went on to play professionally as a pitcher. Jack went on to complete his BA in Finance and moved into the professional business realm. Jack oversaw an industry leading Fortune 500 company’s sales team that was tasked with only dealing with high net worth clients. While bringing a modern approach to negotiations, Jack has developed a strong passion for dealing with large transactions and getting the right deal accomplished for all parties involved. Jack enjoys skydiving, traveling and as much of an adventure as possible in his spare time. He brings an enthusiastic and relentless approach to life and the tasks at hand!
Alexandra Hedrich was born and raised in Ecuador before moving to the US in 2002. With no prior English speaking background, she became fluent in English and attended college in New York where she received her Associates Degree. Alex has had several years of experience as a Personal and Executive Assistant in New York and in Florida. Alex's face is the first you see when you come to our Sarasota offices. Alex loves spending time with her two kids Leigton & Noah. She enjoys Aviation and the daily excitement and challenges it brings. As a Marketing Specialist she uses her skills to assist the team in quick Market analysis and updates.
Michael grew up around Aviation in Sarasota, Florida. He obtained his Business Management degree from the University of South Florida and later moved to Pittsburgh for Air Traffic Control School. Michael has been in sales for many years and thoroughly enjoys the challenge, benefits and long-lasting relationships made with clients and colleagues. He has his private pilot rating and is currently working on his multi-engine and instrument ratings. Michael’s knowledge of Aviation and the many different aspects of the industry is a great asset to IAMS.
Originally from Pennsylvania, where he attained his Master’s Degree, Tom was inspired by aviation very early in life and began taking his first flight lessons in high school. He is always positive, meticulous and energetic. As a former youth minister, Tom has strong core values and builds strong client relationships based on trust and understanding. He knows the value of listening to people and is able to effectively handle each client’s individual needs. Always on the move, Tom enjoys playing music, soccer, and spending time with his wife and 5 children.
Jordan Purnell was born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan and was a dual enrolled student for Lansing Community College and Michigan State University, where he studied Computer Graphics Animation and Telecommunication. He made the transition to Florida the summer of 2014 following new and exciting opportunities. Jordan loves to fly and would travel often around the US as a sales manager. He would meet regularly with business owners to facilitate increasing company sales, set sales goals, and maintain a positive sales environment. Jordan is an adrenaline seeker and loves motorcycles and jet aircraft. He has a competitive nature and failure does not scare him, it fuels him. Jordan has the skillful ability to hear the issue and resolve the problem for his clients. His favorite quote is, “You don’t Grind, You don’t Shine!” Jordan is a go-getter and will exceed your aircraft transaction expectations.
Rob Liotta is originally a New York native, moving to Florida to attend the University of Tampa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Since completing college, he has always been in sales. Rob worked for the Orlando Magic NBA team where he was an Account Executive for many years and oversaw all the sales team's high net worth clients. He travelled regularly to meet with business owners across Central Florida to show the value of owning seats with the team, and how the ROI could benefit their businesses. Rob has successfully completed many high-end transactions and the transition to aircraft sales will be seamless for him. Rob’s favorite quote is, "Nothing will work unless you do," and he always puts in the work in order to guarantee a positive outcome.