Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions
The Team


         James Perkins

James has Aviation experience ranging from overseeing Private Airports and Aviation Sales Companies to Aircraft Management. He is a skilled negotiator with the Federal Government, Airlines, Large Fractional Charter Operations, and Corporate Aircraft Owners & Operators. James has a broad knowledge of Aviation Regulation, Aviation Law and International Aviation Sales & Acquisitions. As President of IAMI, he always has the client’s interest as his number one priority. Taking an active role in every acquisition and marketing program from Jets to Turbine Helicopters, James designs the best plan to execute each transaction efficiently and smoothly. He remains available seven days a week for new and repeat business and provides proficiency in all Aircraft Transactions. James obtained his Pilot’s License when he turned 18 and has continued his desire for flying and completing Aircraft Acquisitions for many returning customers to IAMI.


 Celia Perkins

As an accomplished salesperson, Celia is the expert in International Sales. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Multinational Business Operations and Marketing. Celia is fluent in Italian, Spanish and English. Her ability to relate effectively to our international clients provides IAMI with the unique ability to have a strong presence in South America and Europe. She has extensive international travel and business experience which provides her with the ability to negotiate and expedite transactions with ease. Her attention to detail and efficiency in completing transactions will exceed your expectations.


Ian Murphy
Cessna Sales Manager

Ian Murphy is originally from Virginia and has a degree in Marketing. An avid pilot for over 20 years, he is familiar and well versed in all types of Aircraft. Ian is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of sales experience. He founded and managed his own successful business for over 20 years before he became a part of the Cessna Sales Team dealer network. Ian served as a Cessna new single-engine aircraft sales representative for 11 years, working with the largest new single-engine Cessna dealer in the world. He also worked as a liaison for the Cessna Pilot Center program facilitating partnership and lasting relationships between the flight training industry and the manufacturer. Ian brings his years of expertise in the Aviation Industry to IAMI and will be able to successfully assist you with all of your Aircraft sales and purchases.

Dave Gillum
Senior Sales Agent

Dave is a Sarasota, FL native with over 15 years of Sales experience and 8 years of Sales Management experience. He went on to own and run his own successful business for over 6 years. An avid tennis player for many years, he knows how to compete and win. Dave enjoys finding the right Aircraft to meet each client’s specific needs and through his experience and skill is able to successfully close any aircraft transaction.


Kevin Inman
Senior Sales Agent

Kevin Inman has a strong financial and business background coupled with a passion for aviation. Kevin has the experience and knowledge to handle the most complex transactions, trade arrangements and transactions involving finance.  Having worked for the largest financial institutions in the country, Kevin understands the importance of finding the right value for every client in every transaction.

Trisha Perkins
Executive Sales Agent

Trisha has been in sales for her entire working career. Starting with her father’s company, she went on to set up and oversee three different companies in Florida. She uses her strong business ethics and hard work to create successful deals. Trisha is a graduate of a Florida University and has the necessary knowledge and experience to complete complicated and sizable transactions. She is a native of Florida and has multiple family members in the Aviation Industry. Her professional outlook and approach to Aircraft Sales always leads to positive results and repeat clients.

Alexandra Matamoros
Executive Assistant

Alexandra Matamoros was born and raised in Ecuador before moving to the US eleven years ago. With no prior English speaking background, she became fluent in English and attended college in New York where she received her degree in Associates of Arts. Now she is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Science at the State College of Florida. Alex has had several years of experience as a Secretary and Executive Assistant in New York and in Florida. She enjoys Aviation and the daily excitement and challenges it brings.

Pete Conrad
Senior Sales Agent

Pete Conrad has been around Aviation his entire life and has been in the Aviation Business for the past 30 years. He is the oldest son of Astronaut Captain Charles (Pete) Conrad, the 3rd man to walk on the moon when he was chosen to command Apollo 12. As a boy, Pete would be his Father’s copilot practicing lift offs and re-entries into the Earth’s atmosphere. At age 16, Pete received his pilot’s license and later went to high school at Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas and then the University of Texas. Pete acquired his Single/Multi-engine commercial, instrument ratings at Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. After flying corporate for some time, he went to work for Sierra Industries based in Uvalde, Texas and spent 28 years flying, working on aircraft, and selling maintenance and modifications. Pete has a vast knowledge for all aspects of Aviation and can certainly exceed your expectations in any of your Aircraft sales or purchases.

Rhett Hanks
Executive Sales Agent

Rhett Hanks is originally from Anderson, South Carolina where he graduated from Clemson University. Rhett has many years of sales experience while living in South Carolina, where he owned and operated his own successful business. Prior to starting his business, he was a partner in a real estate company managing property along the Florida coast. His passion for travel and new experiences led Rhett to move to Sarasota to take his sales skills and experience into the Aviation Industry. Rhett understands the importance of customer service and goes above and beyond to create a positive experience for every client.

Brian Bartunek
Executive Sales Agent

Brian has been in private aviation since 2011, where he worked with the largest fractional ownership companies in the industry and OEM maintenance facilities. He has a very keen eye for detail which is coupled with a finance background. Never running short on energy or motivation, he is always moving in a positive direction. With direct experience in the product lines from Learjet, Hawker Beechjet, Citation, Embraer, Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Dassault Falcon, he has a well-rounded ability to stay current in today’s market and the latest demand trends in the industry. As an avid travel enthusiast and adrenaline seeker, he retains a worldly approach to his dealings and interactions.

Josh Jordan
Executive Sales Agent

Josh Jordan has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Marketing and an MBA in Business.  Josh was born at the Elmendorf Airforce Base in Anchorage, Alaska and is the proud son of two United States Air Force parents.  He has overseen a large International based sales and leasing business and has brought all his experience and skill set to the clients of International Aviation Marketing, Inc.  Josh stands by his ability to negotiate the largest and most complex transactions Aviation has to offer.

Gavin Fitzgerald Executive Sales Agent
Gavin is a Sarasota native and began his career in marketing and advertising, freelancing for several local businesses and tech startup companies. He then transitioned to Sales with a Fortune Fifty tech company and advanced quickly to Sales Team Leader. Gavin was recruited by the second largest logistics brokerage in the United States and in his time there received numerous company-wide recognition for consistently exceeding sales goals and became a Sales Mentor to Junior Brokers. During his career, Gavin has had the opportunity to work with clients behind several Fortune Five Hundred and Fortune One Hundred companies has managed many multi-million-dollar accounts. Gavin truly understands the importance of providing good service and getting the deal done and brings these experiences to his successes here at IAMI.

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North Tamiami Trail 8191, Sarasota, Florida, 34243, United States
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