AvPORTS is a growing US airport management and operations company, which was recently acquired by Goldman Sachs’s West Street Infrastructure Partners. The Company needs a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to work closely with our Chief Executive Officer to take the company to the next level. With your experience and talents, you will be able to lead our team of airport management professionals and staff to be efficient, productive, and effective in meeting our client needs. It is a high-visibility position, requiring strong communication skills and responsibility to represent the organization internally and externally, in a positive manner. The COO must therefore always maintain the highest level of integrity and lead by example in all areas.
Our ideal candidate has a record of accomplishment of ethical leadership within the airport industry, combined with a commercial and business development mindset and experience.
Our ideal candidate:
airport operations and development, including familiarity with FAA airport regulations
communicating with and managing expectations of public sector professionals and elected officials as well as the public in general
scaling a company’s operations
implementing training programs
implementing and institutionalizing processes
deploying and using IT as a tool to achieve scale and drive efficiency
management of multi-located and diverse teams, clientele, operations and contractual arrangements
development and implementation of performance frameworks such as Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
While not a requirement, we prefer if the candidate has experience with privately managed airports and/or airports managed under a public-private partnership (P3) contractual arrangement.
Knowledge of airport management, operations and development particularly with FAA Part 139 certificated airports. Knowledge of airports managed privately or under a public-private partnership (P3) arrangement preferred
Knowledge of airport management, operations and development
Knowledge of airports managed privately or under a public-private partnership (P3) arrangement preferred
Minimum of five years of demonstrated management experience in airports. American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) accreditation or an International Airport Professional accreditation by ACI/ICAO’s AMPAP Program encouraged
Experience with privately managed airports and/or airports managed under a public-private partnership (P3) contractual arrangement will be considered a plus
Expected to travel at least 50% to visit sites, attend meetings with existing and prospective clients
Most travel is expected to be within the continental US with occasional travel overseas
About AFCO AvPORTS Management LLC
AvPORTS’ experience has been forged in the most developed and active aviation sector in the world. Our 90 years of U.S. aviation experience coupled with our current portfolio gives us an unassailable advantage in all aspects of airport management, operations, service delivery and a working familiarity with the FAA.
AvPORTS' 90 year history is made possible by our people. From our executive leadership to our airport-based staff and every employee in-between, AvPORTS prides itself on putting our people first. We recruit, train and retain employees who are passionate about the aviation industry.