We are a team of business aviation experts.

The team at VanAllen is comprised of individuals who have devoted their careers to all aspects of the business aviation industry. Collectively, they operate to provide unparalleled insights with integrity.

We are committed to the success of our clients and work to build strong, lasting relationships.

Jeff Agur

Chief Executive Officer

Colby McDowell

Managing Director

Don Henderson

Managing Director

Caycee Bradley

Managing Director

Peter Zeeb

Managing Director

Mike Welch

Business Analyst

Jena Mattison

Program Manager

Sue Vandiver

Office Administrator

Pete Agur

Chairman and Founder

Jeff Agur

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Agur

Chief Executive Officer

Along with his leadership role, Jeff Agur spearheads projects such as strategic fleet planning, aircraft selection and acquisitions. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed his Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) at Georgia State University. Jeff served as the Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA), was the Chair of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Access Committee, is currently a member of the NBAA’s Tax Committee, as well as a member of the National Aircraft Finance Association. Prior to joining VanAllen in 2003, Jeff had a successful career in engineering and manufacturing. His analytical, management, and problem-solving skills continue to be the foundation of his work with VanAllen’s clients. He is also a private pilot and guest speaker on many aviation-related topics across the country.

Latest articles from Jeff

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Sweating the Small Stuff: Minor Budget Items with Major Perceptions

Among all the uncertainty created within the last 7 months, it is no surprise that we have received a variety of inquiries about cost management strategies. Regardless of the state of the economy, the answer remains the same: focus on the largest levers that yield the greatest impact within your organization and fine-tune the smaller items…

2 min

VanAllen Insights

Business Case for Your Shuttle Operation: Is Now the Time?

Today’s travel environment is evolving rapidly. Rarely do we have a chance to observe a paradigm shift of such dramatic magnitude. The volume of commercial travel has reduced due to an abundance of caution. We have all embraced technology more and more to fill the need to “connect.” Yet, there will still be a need for you and your organization to travel…

2 min

VanAllen Insights

Seize the Day: 7 Opportunities in an Uncertain Landscape

While flying activity is way down and resources are available, there are several opportunities worth taking advantage of in today’s unique environment. By maximizing your time, your company will ultimately benefit from it in the future…

2 min

Colby McDowell

Managing Director

Colby McDowell

Managing Director

Colby McDowell is primarily responsible for strategic solutions consulting, aircraft selection, contract negotiation, and simplifying the process of aircraft acquisition projects.  Prior to joining VanAllen in 2016, Colby held senior sales roles with fractional providers Flight Options and Citation Shares. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Business Development at FlightWorks, Inc. leading Corporate Charter Sales, Owner Services and Marketing departments. Colby completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation/Airway Management at Auburn University. He is a member of Georgia Business Aviation Association, Greater Washington Business Aviation Association, and National Business Aviation Association. Colby also serves on the National Air Transportation Association’s Aircraft Management working group.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

Don Henderson

Managing Director

Don Henderson

Managing Director

Don Henderson is responsible for consulting activities ranging from the C-Suite to the hangar floor. As a practitioner, he spent 25 years with KeyCorp; his roles included Captain, Training Captain, Chief Pilot, and the Director of Aviation.   He is a former Chairman of the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee and  NBAA’s Professional Development Program Approval Committee.  He is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Don holds an EMBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, is a former Certified IS-BAO auditor, and teaches interpersonal communication classes. He is also a certified administrator for the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS), and the Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) assessments with advanced interpretation.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

Caycee Bradley

Managing Director

Caycee Bradley

Managing Director

Caycee Bradley joined VanAllen in 2014 as Managing Director of Business Services. She is responsible for ensuring operations are conducted efficiently and effectively for our team and our clients. In addition, Caycee supports client projects by offering analytical and human resource expertise. Caycee is a Certified Birkman Consultant and provides insight for Aviation Leadership and team building. Caycee’s extensive background includes human resources, team building, and standard operating procedure design. She attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate degree and received her Masters’ degree from Vanderbilt University.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

Peter Zeeb

Managing Director

Peter Zeeb

Managing Director

Peter Zeeb’s proven expertise allows him to lead a wide variety of managerial, technical, and operational projects for our clients. Prior to joining VanAllen, Peter managed the maintenance for both Fortune 100 and high net worth individuals’ fleets for 33 years. He served on Gulfstream’s Customer Advisory Board, as well as their Advanced Technology Committee.  He has been a board member for both Dassault and Cessna maintenance committees, and is the former chairman of the AMT Society. Peter currently is the Chairman of the Honeywell Global Customer Committee. Among other accolades, Peter was awarded the AMT of the year for the Eastern Region of the FAA. Peter earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Florida, and holds both an I/A and A&P licenses.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

Mike Welch

Business Analyst

Mike Welch

Business Analyst

Mike Welch joined VanAllen in 2019 as a Business Analyst. He is responsible for supporting fleet planning, aircraft acquisition, technical, and consulting service projects. Prior to joining VanAllen, Mike worked in commercial aircraft leasing where he managed a portfolio of aircraft and engines on lease to a global operator base, modeled aircraft acquisition transactions, and performed maintenance event forecasting. In addition, Mike established the operational network of a startup Part 135 regional carrier and oversaw its expansion. Mike completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of San Diego and received a Master’s Degree from Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. He also received a Master of Science Degree in Aviation Finance from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is a member of the ISTAT Education Committee.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

Jena Mattison

Program Manager

Jena Mattison

Program Manager

Jena Mattison joined the VanAllen team in 2018 and serves as Program Manager. She coordinates internal projects and events from concept to completion and supports Business Services. Jena also provides Managing Directors with assistance, including Leader Search candidate communications and scheduling.   Her prior experience in creative marketing roles gives her a unique perspective on all projects. Jena built her career in one of the world’s largest advertising agencies in Chicago and New York. She earned a Bachelor of Business degree in Advertising from Ferris State University.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

Sue Vandiver

Office Administrator

Sue Vandiver

Office Administrator

Sue Vandiver joined the VanAllen team in 2021 as our Office Administrator and brings over 20 years of valuable experience in office administration. She possesses a strong dedication to maintaining effective workflow processes and supporting consultant and client needs. Sue worked with the Atlanta Braves for most of her career, gaining experience in sports administration, marketing, sponsorship, events, broadcasting and public relations. Her unique background in the sports industry, non-profit and private sectors helps support all aspects of Business Services.

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

Pete Agur

Chairman and Founder

Pete Agur

Chairman and Founder

Pete Agur founded VanAllen in 1993, following a consulting career at Mescon Group. He found his love of aviation in 1968 as an Army aviator and safety officer during the Vietnam era. Pete’s industry involvement is extensive – served as the Flight Safety Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Committee as Vice-Chairman, a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Corporate Aviation Management Committee and Corporate Aviation Safety Committee, and on the Business Aviation Advisory Board for The Robb Report.  Pete was chairman of NBAA Convention local committee, was instrumental in the start of the Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, and founded the NBAA Leadership Conference.  His articles have been published or cited in several industry and business magazines including FORTUNE, The Wall Street Journal, Business Aviation Management Journal, AeroSafety World, Business Aviation Safety Journal, and Professional Pilot. Pete holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a BS in Aeronautical Sciences from Denver’s Metropolitan State College.  In the fall of 2006, Pete received his Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) designation from the National Business Aviation Association.  After retiring from consulting in 2017, Pete became the Expert in Residence at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Latest articles from VanAllen

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

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VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Management: In-House vs. Managed

In this VanAllen Insights video, we discuss some of the considerations of aircraft management. The question of In-House vs. Managed aviation departments is a complex one. Both scenarios present pros and cons. Jeff and Colby will touch upon the service expectations, financial implications, owner experience and more…

6:02 min

VanAllen Insights

Human Capital

VanAllen Managing Director, Don Henderson talks about the importance of investing energy into the people who make up your aviation department. Topics include individual assessments, values, culture, leadership, compensation and other important issues affecting the people who make up the aviation department…

8:30 min

VanAllen Insights

Aviation Fleet Planning

During this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss the importance of a well-timed Aviation Fleet Plan. Jeff and Colby address the basics of Aviation Fleet Planning, who should be involved, when to conduct an Aviation Fleet Plan and common pitfalls during the process. For more information, visit vanallen.com…

9:08 min

VanAllen Insights

Buying Aircraft

In this VanAllen Insights video, Jeff Agur and Colby McDowell discuss Buying Aircraft. Together they break down the details of what a prospective buyer should know when it comes to ownership, the market and making important decisions. Contact us to discuss your needs vanallen.com…

10:44 min

VanAllen Insights

Aircraft Maintenance – Part 2

In Part of 2 of Aircraft Maintenance, Peter Zeeb and Colby McDowell talk about the importance of accurate record keeping and documentation…

3:18 min

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The VanAllen group has always been a great asset to our flight department. They are exceptional at taking the time to fully understand your operation and the needs that you have as an organization. Then using that knowledge they provide excellent support and insight based on their vast knowledge and experience within the aviation industry.”

Brian Middleton