Scottsdale Business Manager
James Pera has always had a passion for business development, sales, marketing, negotiations, and having fun in the process! Jim began his business career at the age of 19, assisting in the development and coordination of the Denver Unlimited Air Races on behalf of the National Air Racing Association. Jim’s responsibilities included on-site event activities, sponsorship sales, marketing, media coordination, and hospitality. As one of the youngest individuals to ever produce an aviation event, Jim produced and promoted his very own full-scale Warbird Invasion Air Show, which hosted over 156 vintage WWII aircraft.
Through the following years Jim remained in the aviation and hospitality fields honing his business skills while working for some of the country’s largest FBO’s and developing independent marketing and business projects. Jim’s accomplishments include the management and negotiation of a number of successful marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies such as Pepsi, Budweiser, Kodak, and TiVo.
Through the years he has cultivated a solid network of relationships with entertainment and aviation personalities, small business owners, and individuals representing some of the largest corporate entities in the United States.
Jim has spent countless hours working with leaders in the aviation and hospitality industries and continues to participate in a lifelong commitment to business education and implementing cutting edge solutions.