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Venari Partners is a market-leading executive search firm

Our focus is on Strategy and Commercial roles. We operate in niche sectors where our industry knowledge, extensive networks and passion for these sectors ensure we are a market leader

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As a former consultant, I've met many people in the airline world, and its safe to say James has met nearly all of them. His network of clients and professionals enables him to put together the best candidates and opportunities around the world.

Owen Miller

Director Revenue Management, Frontier

I have worked with James for around 12 months whilst I was Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Special Projects for Etihad. I found James to be the best executive search professional with whom I had ever dealt - he had come recommended as such and I was not disappointed! The quality of the candidates was such that key Chiefs and VPs who were on my interview panel for senior candidates also started requesting James to find them candidates for vacancies in Network Planning, Revenue Management and Finance!

Carolyn Prowse

Formerly Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Special Projects - Etihad.

When I started to work with James and Venari Partners, I was very impressed by number of connections and provided professional approach. James is very well experienced, perfectly knows what fits you the best and is able to get in touch with the right contacts. The whole process is really smooth as James is extremely responsive and takes care of everything. I truly recommend Venari Partners to everyone who wants to make the right career move.

Michal Matyasko

Revenue Management, Air Berlin

James has successfully placed me in a Strategy role with a leading European airline. I have found working with James over the past 2 years incredibly valuable as I made the transition from management consultancy to the sector. James combines deep sector knowledge, with a fantastic range of contacts and an open, honest, collaborative style. From our first interaction, working with James felt like a true partnership and his support was invaluable in upgrading my candidacy despite a lack of project experience in the sector. Ultimately this has led to a very successful outcome for my career

Andrew Middleton

Strategy Manager, easyJet

"Ben helped me get to my new job position. He contacted me with very relevant job opportunities. He supported me throughout the recruiting process, with good advice and material for interview preparation. He was also supportive during my decision process and showed great interest in my onboarding with my new employer."

Vincent Potier

Global R&D Strategy, Syngenta

"James has been a fantastic help with securing my new role at Qatar Airways, his knowledge of the industry is outstanding, he has been a great source of advice and encouragement; nothing has been too much trouble at all. I would recommend James and the team at Venari Partners to anybody seeking a new opportunity, as they take time to know you to ascertain what the best options available to you are."

Matthew Baker

Formerly of Virgin Atlantic Airways

"Ben supported my job search and I found my interactions with him to be helpful, effective and pleasant. During my initial search Ben listened closely to what my careers goals were and subsequently matched positions that fit best. During the interview rounds Ben provided useful insight into what each company sought in a new hire, as well as tips on how the interview process could unfold. Ben's easy yet professional demeanor made for an enjoyable working relationship that I intend to continue into the future"

Daniel Janse

Investment Manager, Inventages Venture Capital

"Matthew played a major role in my career change. He took the role as my discussion partner throughout the hiring process. Not only was Matt excellent at giving me advice on the professional aspect of my career change but also on the personal side of relocating from Oslo to London. His structured, professional and adviceful approach to my thoughts and concerns was more than I had expected and exactly what I needed."

Kjersti Framnes

Worked as Senior Analyst for RCL Cruises Ltd Nordic, Now Air Operation Commercial Insight Manager for MSC Cruises UK & Ireland

James acted as a source of interesting roles from across the aviation industry. I was not 'in the market for a new role' but staying in touch with James paid off and I am pleased to say he recently helped secure me a new exciting position.

David Kendall

Director Revenue Optimization United Airlines

James has recently conducted a search project to identify the best talents worldwide in one of the most specialized Commercial functions in the airline industry, as part of an Iberia transformation plan. The highly specialized pool of talents James has access to and his capability to understand our needs and the candidates drivers' have been key success factors

European Airline, CCO

I was very impressed by James' knowledge of the sector and his very professional approach. I have met with many recruitment consultants but none have given me as helpful and objective advice as James has. He also kept me well informed throughout the process and was always very responsive to my queries. I would highly recommend him

Thomas Smith

Strategy Analyst, easyJet

"I had the pleasure to work with Oana last year, she supported me during my placement process into QR. Oana is an extremely talented, enthusiastic and dedicated person. She played a key role following-up all subjects along the entire process. Her broad knowledge of the Airline industry and her ability to communicate with clarity playing a pivotal role between myself and the company, helped me to have an easy and smooth transition into my new position. I highly recommend Oana and Venari Partners for professional placement and business advisory for Airlines"

Roberto Rubio Arrieta

Revenue Management Manager, Pricing & RM at Qatar Airways

"James recently helped facilitate a career move from the US to Europe. Throughout the process, he liaised effectively with both sides to take care of any obstacles and minor details. James was always extremely helpful with answering questions and providing forthright information. James is excellent at what he does and is an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him to others looking to make a move".

Chris and Allison Ford

Placed with Air Berlin

James did a good job in bringing me to Etihad. Any time I had a question about any aspect of the process of being recruited 7,000+ miles away from home he was ready, willing and able to help. From negotiating my contract to putting me in touch with the right contracts at Etihad whenever I had questions, James was there to help quickly and efficiently. He did a great job matching my sills and interest with the positions at Etihad, and I'm thrilled to have found this opportunity to advance my career. Wouldn't have happened if James hadn't found me

Jason Horner

Senior Manager Network Planning, (moved from United Airlines to Etihad)

I have waited well into my new assignment to write this; airline professionals typically have a very strong attachment to their airline and contemplating a massive change in carrier and country can be a very anxious experience. I am very happy with the decision I've made; Having had ongoing discussions with James over the years, it is evident he is someone that is as passionate about this industry as I am. His deep rooted knowledge of industry practices, current trends and organizations are unrivaled as well as his ability to match unique profiles to a specific airline scenario.

Cliff Trotta

Director Of Sales, Distribution & Commercial Planning, Iberia

James is a great asset in an aviation career. He understands the industry well and is skilled at connecting candidates with the opportunities that best match their interests. He helped me land a new and exciting role and was very easy to work with in the process.

Trevor Martin

Head of Iberia Express Revenue Management

"Ben contacted me with a very relevant job opportunity. He took the time to really understand my potential, my expertise and skills as well as my "soft skills and personality". This helped a lot in matching the position requirements almost as a custom-made suit. He supported me throughout the recruiting process, with good advice for interview preparation. He was also supportive during the final steps of the employment process."

Gabriele Ghirlandar,

Global Pricing & Reimbursement, Bayer

In my mind, James Parker epitomizes the best of a executive search professional - he is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and shows genuine concern for the candidates with whom he works. James placed me into my current position and he worked tirelessly to ensure that I had all the right data points to make an informed career decision. He was an invaluable partner throughout the process who provided timely advise and candid feedback every step of the process. Every opportunity that James shared with me were aligned with my strengths and career goals. James' knowledge of the aviation industry and his deep understanding of the industry nuisances made him a true expert. Furthermore, his close relationship with major aviation players around the world made him an invaluable advisor and business partner.

Tim Liu

Senior Director Commercial Strategy, Air Canada

"James did a fantastic job helping find the perfect position for me at my ideal company. I am convinced the opportunity would never have come my way if not for James and his efforts."

Alex Corey

Previously Sr Manager of Revenue Strategy and Analysis (United Airlines), Placed as Director of Revenue Analysis (Alaska Airlines)

James recently assisted me with a career move from a North American Carrier to the Middle East. I found James to be professional, extremely responsive, and he tried to understand what I really wanted. He is more than a generic recruiter who just pushes your resume to clients, instead he really works with you to explore relevant and realistic opportunities

David Besse

Network Manager, Etihad

James recently assisted me in identifying new strategic talent for my team. James was able to quickly put together a short list of credible candidates and I am pleased to say we made 2 hires from the project. James key source of competitive advantage is his in depth knowledge of aviation strategic talent. This combined with the depth of his relationship makes him an invaluable recruitment partner.

Rachel Kentleton

Group Director, Strategy & Investor Relations, easyJet

James has earned his credibility as one of the best recruiters in the airline industry. I had the opportunity to be recruited by James for a position with Iberia and his counsel, communication and follow up was always timely and accurate, his orientation was quite helpful in both the interview and the negotiation of terms with Iberia and I would always trust his judgement in recruiting matters.

Beatriz Guillen

Revenue Management Director (moved from Avianca Taca to Iberia).

"Ben is the best! I can honestly say Ben is the exception to your typical recruiter. He actually cares about your career goals and he really emphasizes on placing candidates in the right role. When I spoke with Ben he really took his time to get to know me and to understand my career path. I had to relocate for my new venture however Ben did a phenomenal job making sure I was comfortable with all changes and challenges I had to take on. If you want a stellar recruiter please use Ben."

Shannise Brown,

Global Market Access, Gilead Sciences

James was an amazing resource and wonderful to work with as he helped me secure a role with Jetstar Group. His dedication and sincere interest in facilitating placements that are mutually beneficial to candidate and company are notable, and he served as a valuable sounding board and support through the entire placement process.

Stacy Malphurs

Director Supply Chain Operations - Southwest Airlines.

I have known James Parker for over two years. As an airline executive for the past 15 years I have met many executive recruiters from both sides of the process. James has without doubt been one of the most proactive and responsive partners. He never leaves any doubt that getting the job done is his number one priority. I would recommend James as an executive recruiter

Mike Swiatek

Former Chief Planning Officer, Qatar Airways

James has been an extraordinary help to my career progression. He was attentive, frank, and responsive from the first contact. I was able to secure an interview, for my current post, within just 3 days from contacting James. The time difference between San Francisco, where I resided, and the UK was no challenge for James' availability, commitment, and delivery. He's a superb! professional

Will Lopez

Sr. Pricing Strategy Manager, LOT Polish Airlines

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