Mente Group Appoints Ken Hart as Vice President of Transactions

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Mente Group, LLC is pleased to announce that Ken Hart is joining the team as Vice President of Transactions. Hart’s specific areas of transaction expertise include – Aircraft Market Research and Value Analysis, Planning and Managing Aircraft Sales Campaigns, and Planning and Managing Aircraft Acquisition Projects.

Ken Hart

"We are excited to welcome Ken to the Mente team as we continue to grow our transactions team. His broad experience in buying and selling aircraft will be a great asset to our organization," says Brian Proctor, President and CEO of Mente Group.

Ken Hart is responsible for managing aircraft acquisition and disposition transaction activities for the company’s Gulfstream and Turboprop clients. He brings strong cross-border experience to Mente Group with import and export transactions to-and-from Europe, Australia and Asia. "We are excited to welcome Ken to the Mente team as we continue to grow our transactions team. His broad experience in buying and selling aircraft will be a great asset to our organization," says Brian Proctor, President and CEO of Mente Group.

Hart's career includes most recently, Executive Vice President with Hagerty Jet Group as well as an associate broker with Welsch Aviation and several years as an entrepreneur where he founded and operated several successful businesses.

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with a Major in Marketing from NYIT, Old Westbury, New York. He will be based at Mente Group's corporate headquarters in Frisco, Texas.

With offices in Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Portland, and Scottsdale, Mente Group professionals have handled more than $10.5 billion in aircraft transactions, compiled more than 60 years of aviation experience, and executed more than 500 business jet deliveries.

The company specializes in aircraft transactions, asset management, and strategic, operational, and technical consulting. Mente serves large corporations, growth companies and private individuals. The company offers completion management services that include interior outfitting oversight and new business aircraft delivery.

Mente Group partners with many of the world's largest corporations, prominent entrepreneurs, growth companies, and private individuals, including Andor Capital, Bank of Texas, BNSF Railway, Capital One, Delhaize Group, Entergy, Food Lion, JPMorgan Chase, LG, MassMutual Financial Group, Medical Properties Trust, MetLife, Quexco, Inc., Raytheon, Sprint, Stanley Black & Decker, Summit Alliance, and Williams-Sonoma.

Mente Group is a member of Air Charter Safety Foundation, International Business Aviation Council (IS-BAO), International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA). It is an IADA-accredited aircraft dealer. Brian Proctor is former Chairman of IADA. For more info on Mente Group see http://www.mentegroup.com.

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