Mente Group appoints Colleen Kelly as Vice President of Talent Acquisition
Friday 18th May 2018
Mente Group, LLC, the Dallas, Texas-based international aviation advisory firm, announces the appointment of Colleen Kelly as Vice President of Talent Acquisition, effective immediately. Reporting to Brian Proctor, President and CEO, Colleen will lead all personnel staffing needs for Mente’s clients and the business aviation community. She will be based out of Mente’s Northern California office.
Colleen has extensive experience in this field, having served hundreds of clients and candidates over the past 11 years during her tenure at Aviation Personnel International (API). She joined API in September 2007 as Director of Candidate Services and was promoted in October 2011 as Vice President, Client and Talent Relations. Colleen was responsible for the retained recruitment of aviation professionals on behalf of corporate and private companies where she built a solid network of clients and candidates and successfully placed hundreds of professionals in career changing roles.
Earlier in her career, Colleen was a Director for a leading international clothing manufacturer where she gained extensive business management experience as the sole executive responsible for the brands P&L.
Her appointment as VP of Talent Acquisition establishes a new service offering for Mente, ensuring delivery of an even more diverse range of solutions – from consulting to asset advisory services for corporations and financial institutions; aircraft sales and marketing to talent management. For nearly 10 years, Mente’s objective has been to embrace each client engagement with a unique approach, focusing first and foremost on the customer’s needs and then developing an aviation solution to support those requirements.
Brian Proctor, founder, President and CEO of Mente Group comments, “Colleen’s wealth of experience with talent acquisition and management services will add an extremely important service for our valued clients. As the overall business aviation sector faces a challenging time sourcing business aviation pilots, Colleen’s extensive relationships with flight operations personnel will connect our clients with qualified leadership candidates and help to nurture future talent. In order to have a well functioning flight operation, we know human capital is as important as the physical capital in having a positive ownership experience.
For this reason, we are delighted to bring on the best in the business to help recruit the very best talent for our clients. We are excited that Colleen has joined the Mente team to add that critical element to our portfolio of services.”
About Mente Group LLC
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, Mente Group is a leading business aviation advisory company specializing in strategic, operational and technical consulting, transactions, asset advisory and talent management services. The company, formed in 2009, serves large corporations, growth companies and private individuals worldwide.