Your Partners in Aviation
Founder & Managing Partner
Allan Stanton enjoys the enviable reputation of being known as ultra-high-net-worth individuals’ trusted professional for aircraft acquisitions and listings, leveraging his extensive global network, in-depth expertise and understanding to acquire the right aircraft for their needs. To date, he has in excess of $3 billion worth of successful transactions under his belt, and countless trusted partnerships around the world.
Allan began his career in the pre-owned aircraft sector 18 years ago, before moving on to Hawker Beechcraft where he spent seven years handling new aircraft sales in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. However, it was during his five years as a Vice President of International Sales at Gulfstream Aerospace when he identified a need for bespoke aircraft acquisition and listing solutions for ultra-high-net-worth clients with diverse requirements.
Fuelled by extensive aviation expertise and an international network of trusted industry partners, Allan established Stanton & Partners Aviation. Bolstered by a seasoned team of experienced aircraft specialists, the firm is well positioned to serve a worldwide client base.
M: +971 50 653 5258
Bill Arrazola brings over 40 years of General Aviation sales experience to Stanton & Partners Aviation. Starting with Mooney Aircraft as the International Sales Director in the 70’s, he was responsible for setting up a dealer network in Australia, Europe, Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean while also flying the demonstration flights in some of those areas.
He later joined the Cessna Citation program, during the early days of the Citation I and II, conducting demo tours to Europe, Middle East, and all of Latin America with special sales emphasis in Mexico. Later on in his career he joined Dassault Falcon Jet where he further successfully developed the Mexican market as Sales Director for Mexico and Latin America.
Bill spent the last 13 years of his sales career with Gulfstream as Regional Sales VP for Latin American Sales, where Bill and his team are credited with the sale of 65 new Gulfstreams. We are honored and delighted to have Bill join Stanton & Partners Aviation as our Senior Advisor to the Board. Bill’s advice, Industry expertise, Worldwide customer relationships and day-to-day ideas will enrich our team and lead us to the top of our industry.
Juan Pablo ‘JP’ Nunez
President Sales – The Americas
Juan Pablo ‘JP’ Nunez brings over 20 years of diverse and in - depth experience to the firm. Fuelled by a love for aviation, JP utilised his degree in Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering from Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University in his first position as a Sales Engineer at Gulfstream Aerospace. He was soon promoted to Sales Development Manager and focused his efforts on Asia, Europe and South America, before being named the organisation’s Regional Vice President for South America and the Caribbean.
In his 17 - year tenure as Regional Vice President, JP was instrumental in completely transforming Gulfstream Aerospace’s presence in his territory – what was once predominantly a competitor’s market became completely dominated by the company under his leadership.
As a sharp strategist, JP understands the dynamics and key elements of a territory and possesses exceptional technical knowledge as well as an acute sense of what his clients need, along with the capability to surpass those needs time and time again.
M: +1 (954) 422 4487
Vice President Sales, UK & Europe
With over 15 years of experience in international aircraft sales, aviation runs in Marc’s blood. His career began whilst developing sales and the marketing of global aviation brands into Sub-Saharan Africa, including successfully representing Hawker Beechcraft.
With an invaluable network of customers and robust relationships within the industry, Marc went on to represent major aircraft manufacturers directly in senior International Sales roles. Initially at Embraer Executive Jets as Regional Sales Director and then as Regional Vice President at Gulfstream Aerospace. In these roles Marc was entrusted managing customer relationships at the highest levels, from ultra-high-net-worth individuals to major global corporations and governments.
Marc’s demonstrable keen strategic and solution-oriented skills contribute greatly to his success at Stanton & Partners Aviation. By utilising his deep understanding of clients’ present and anticipated aviation requirements he consistently sources the right aircraft for ultra-high-net-worth individuals. He is also adept at navigating complex negotiations between parties, brokering an equitable deal for all.
M: +44 203 858 9863
Nathan De Kock
Vice President Sales - Africa
Boasting nearly a decade of private aviation experience, Nathan’s demonstrable track record and extensive sales experience and knowledge of contracts is supported by highly-valued client relationships around the world. He brings nearly a decade of global sales relationships to Stanton & Partners, bolstered by an innate ability to research and understand the requirements of our ultra-high-net-worth clients.
Drawing on his background and know-how together with his local market insight, Nathan is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and leads the Stanton & Partners sales efforts in Africa.
Thanks to his degree in information technology, Nathan has a nuanced understanding of aircraft markets and values, supported by strong customer loyalty and relationships with flight departments.
M: +27 78 925 5107
Manager of Contracts & Business Development
An accomplished lawyer, Caroline Young possesses a strong background in commercial and contract law as well as litigation in both the private and public sector. Her keen eye for detail and exacting approach serves her well in the more technical and nuanced aspects of aviation.
Her expertise lies in assisting and supporting clients in the intricate process of aviation transactions, from Letters of Intent, purchase agreements, escrow and post-sales queries. Thanks to her previous experience as a Contracts Manager for an aviation brokerage company and as a Senior Legal Advisor at the South African Department of Trade, she is also well-versed in the finer details of commercial contracts as well as litigation. At Stanton & Partners Aviation, she is a trusted resource in navigating through delicate contracts and ensuring an equitable result for all parties.
M: +27 82 055 0839
Senior Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions Analyst
Barry Schumaker’s passion for Aviation began when he served in the United States Marine Corps in the early 1990’s. He then covered the Russian Aerospace industry in the mid-2000’s, building financial models and publishing equity research for his international roster of clients. Since moving to Dubai 8 years ago, he’s advised UAE family offices and regional ultra-high-net-worth individuals in private equity and venture capital investments. Barry’s 20 years of experience and knowledge of risk management brings a unique insight to support the team and to assist our clients in acquiring their aircraft and guiding them through each phase of the transaction. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Chico and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
M: +971 56 767 3258
Madeline Simm is a highly proficient management resource within the Stanton & Partners team, providing business critical administration and sales support throughout all stages of a transaction. Her detail oriented approach ensures seamless efficiencies in managing client needs, and her seasoned experience within the realms of technically complex administrative, regulatory and legal compliance tasks provides confidence to both our associates and clients, in an assured and reliable manner.
M: +971 50 807 3789