William J. Quinn (Bill) has been advising aircraft owners and operators on the sale and purchase of new and pre-owned aircraft for more than 37 years. Bill has been involved in buying, selling, evaluating, and appraising more than 2500 aircraft valued at more than $14 billion dollars. His strong and extensive background in sales, marketing, aircraft operations and management, deliver more results to Charleston Aviation Partners clients than typical brokers in the industry.
Throughout his proven background of executive leadership in aircraft sales and acquisitions, Bill has worked with corporate flight departments, owners and operators of business aircraft, aviation service organizations and airframe and engine manufacturers. He has also developed strong relationships with aircraft owners and Fortune 500 operators as well as the financial, insurance, and legal communities. Bill’s insight into the financial and business aspects of owning and operating business aircraft combined with his philosophy of exceeding his client’s goals and objectives are the foundation of Charleston Aviation Partners’ success.
Bill is rated as an Airline Transport Pilot with over 6,000 hours of flight time and is type rated in both business jets and helicopters. His aviation career began in the United States Navy and his operating experience ranges from turboprops to heavy jets and helicopters. Bill’s operational background combined with his sales and marketing experience, provides him with a distinct understanding of business aviation.
Bill Quinn is an Accredited Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with type ratings in both jets and helicopters. He has owned and operated two FAR Part 135 Air Carrier Certificates and was the principal manager and Chief Operating Officer for an FAR Part 125 Air Carrier Certificate. Bill has founded several successful aviation companies including Aviation Management Services (AMS) where he serves as Chairman of the Board.
Devan joined Charleston Aviation Partners ("CAP") in 2016. His primary roles at CAP are that of market analyst, sales/marketing coordination, and contract negotiation. He interacts with clients and various business aviation professionals on a daily basis and works directly with the company’s senior management to ensure successful management of multiple projects.
Prior to joining CAP, Devan put his leadership skills to use as business jet salesman. Facilitating acquisitions and sales of business jet aircraft, he performed many functions including but not limited to generating leads for off-market aircraft, developing off-market aircraft into exclusive listings, compiling market data for existing and potential clients including potential entrants to business jet ownership. Additionally working with creating content aimed at current aircraft owners and internally developing and optimizing aircraft advertising and marketing campaigns.
A former United States Navy Midshipman, he was an integral member of a wide range of teams and associations: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Varsity Football, and Varsity Track & Field to name a few. Despite a rigorous Weapons Systems Engineering workload, Devan focused his professional development on pursuing a career in the special warfare community working towards earning a very competitive slot at the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL program.
Leaving the armed services, Devan completed his undergraduate education at Hampton University graduating at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Magna Cum Laude and earning departmental honors.
Devan began his professional engineering career with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner where he was on the leading edge of technological innovation. He then moved into working as a field engineer for Xerox before diversifying his professional growth by exploring the marketing and sales field.
Striving to expand his knowledge base, Devan is currently working towards becoming an accredited aircraft appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Devan’s considerable experience in leadership, management, and technical applications provide him the ability to communicate and translate between technical experts and end users provides for a seamless transaction experience. His ability to leverage relationships inside and outside of the aviation industry, as well as merge them with his overall work ethic make him an invaluable member of the CAPteam.