Steven Levesque Charleston
aviation executive leadership
- Mount Pleasant US-SC
- +1 (843) 412-6881
Management and advisory services for corporations, airport sponsors, and private equity firms and financial institutions. Focus areas include development and operations of airport infrastructure in the FBO, MRO and ACM areas as well as the development of airport facilities. The company is based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Spearhead strategic development; report directly to Board of Directors. Act as decision-making authority and public face of Hawthorne. Oversee expansion, market penetration, acquisitions, policies/ procedures, and operations. Negotiate C-level contracts and financing; secure all capital. Ensure regulatory compliance. Establish strong brand recognition in Flight Operations, MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), Line Service, and aviation/ airport infrastructure management. Engage stakeholders and ensure optimal business relationships/ community standing. Streamline operations/ workflow, increasing profitability and efficiency.
Directed all strategic financial planning, forecasting, and budgeting. Led acquisition and divestiture strategies. Ensured regulatory compliance in all banking, investing, and financial operations. Assumed day-to-day custodianship of funds, securities, and assets. Assessed and managed risk, leverage opportunities, long-term financing, capital costs, and best financing tools for an $850 million revenue industry leading company.
Oversaw all corporate financial management, including business development, internal growth, and acquisition strategies. Liaised with equity sponsors/ investors. Reported directly to CEO. Recruited, trained, and mentored staff.
Mr. Levesque is a sought after thought-leader in the aviation & infrastructure fields. In addition to his 20 year career as a senior executive with Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, Landmark Aviation and Piedmont Hawthorne, Mr. Levesque is a member of the President's Council of the National Air Transport Association (NATA) and Wings Club. In his leadership capacity with NATA he meets with members of Congress and their staffs on general aviation public policy issues.
In the past years, Mr. Levesque has been cited over 50 times in 15 general aviation industry publications (Aviation International News, Business & Commercial Aviation, Flying, Airport Business, Aviation Pros) and regional media outlets (Newsday, New Orleans City Business Journal, Charleston Business Journal).
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