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Introducing the Aerospace Executive Podcast

The Aerospace Executive Podcast features in-depth conversations with executives, leaders, influencers and journalists in this dynamic, high-stakes industry. Hosted by Craig Picken, founder of NorthStar Group and the leading executive recruiter for the aviation and aerospace industry, you’ll learn how top aerospace executives are developing their people, competing for talent, overcoming challenges and adjusting to industry trends to drive growth and profits.

We’re going to have some company leaders who have dominated the industry…people who are coaching executives…people who build airplanes and the technologies that are changing the industry. –Craig Picken

Craig has a very unique background, being the only executive recruiter in the country (perhaps even the world) who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes and run a business. So rather than talk about recruiting and bringing on A players, the Aerospace Executive Podcast puts the focus on the industry and how aerospace leaders are facing the challenges of this dynamic, high-stakes industry.

In future episodes of the Aerospace Executive Podcast, Craig and his guests will cover:

  • How executives are setting the vision and culture of their companies
  • Challenges and industry trends
  • Developing and competing for talent
  • Strategies for driving new growth, revenue and profit
  • How unique technologies like blockchain could transform aerospace and aviation
  • Strategies we can take from executives in the light business jet and helicopter markets

Craig also leverages his experience and background as a naval officer and executive to give back to the military community, maintaining an active blog for military officers and enlisted people who are transitioning out of active service.

For executives or leaders in the aerospace and aviation industry, you’ll take away something actionable from each conversation, including leaders at aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, aftermarket providers, leasing financial organizations and MRO providers. Stay tuned for future episodes and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play to receive new episodes on your device automatically.

Learn More About Your Host:

Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers.

Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.


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To learn more about Craig Picken and the NorthStar Group, visit https://northstaresg.com/.