David Deal

SVP Operations, VAS Areo

“Craig Picken ‘gets it.’ Craig is a great partner to improve your market competiveness in the Aerospace OEM and aftermarket space, FAST. Craig is a professional; he is both trustworthily and fun to work with. He has great reach into the market with a keen understanding of emerging trends in the space. You can expect solid results in a timely fashion…”


Ray Bennett

VP/GM Keystone Helicopter

“I had a couple positions difficult to fill. Craig dug deep and presented several very good candidates very quickly. He works tirelessly and is able to accommodate an executive’s sometimes challenging schedule. He is easy to work with and has great follow through. He has an extensive network in the aviation field.”


Travis Roderick

Chief Executive Officer, Air Ambulance Worldwide

“We retained Craig when we needed to identify a new Director of Operations for Air Ambulance Worldwide. In addition to bringing us multiple, high-caliber candidates, he has become both a friend and trusted advisor to our organization. Not only was he easy to work with but he continually goes above and beyond expectations to add value to the process. His vast industry knowledge and business insight has helped us immensely.”


Donald Kamenz

Executive Vice President, AvCraft

“I have known Craig in his recruiter capacity for three years. Craig has always been appropriately engaging in soliciting and providing needed information on candidates or positions. Recently, Craig professionally and expediently helped filled a senior management role with the right person based on skill-set and personality. I absolutely recommend Craig to my peers in the aerospace field!”



Clay Lacy Aviation

“We retained Craig to fill the position of Vice President of Flight Operations within our organization. Within a few weeks, he brought us several outstanding candidates for us to choose from, all of whom would be an asset to our company. We relied on Craig's vast industry expertise, straightforward approach, and proven track record which made the process both effective and enjoyable. Craig has since become a trusted friend to Clay Lacy Aviation and we know we can rely on his guidance.”