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Kristen Cloud Joins Leading Edge Aviation Solutions as VP Aircraft Sales

Parsippany, New Jersey - August 4, 2014 Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, one of the world's leading aircraft sales, brokerage, consulting and dealer firms, has hired Kristen Cloud for the position of VP Aircraft Sales. Ms. Cloud will be responsible for international aircraft sales and marketing and business development. She has built her extensive aviation career as a market researcher, sales manager, pilot, aircraft owner and founder of an aircraft brokerage firm.

Prior to joining Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, Kristen owned and operated Tri-State Aircraft Sales, Inc. (TAS), a full service aircraft brokerage company. As president of TAS she was involved first-hand in providing assistance to customers purchasing and selling aircraft ranging from King Airs to Gulfstreams She has built a global portfolio of individual and corporate clients and has earned a reputation for exceptional dedication to her customers' needs.

Joe Carfagna, Jr., president of Leading Edge Aviation Solutions said, "We are delighted to have Kristen on board. She is skilled, energetic, resourceful, and talented, and we look forward to working with her to further expand our presence in domestic and international aviation markets."

Kristen holds a single and multi-engine land, instrument airplane, Citation CE-500 type rating and began her flying in 1990. Her navigation skills were also honed during her two and a half year adventure circumnavigating the globe by sailboat during the late 90s.

Kristen is a graduate of the University of Richmond and holds a BS in business administration with a concentration in marketing and management. She has been a member of The Wings Club, Westchester Aviation Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization. She is married with three children and resides in Connecticut.

About Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC is an industry leader in providing aviation transaction, technical and consulting services to a wide range of clients from private individuals and fractional owners to growth businesses and Fortune 500 companies. #####