Brian Foley is the founder of AvStrategies, which brings together investors and great companies involved in aviation. He also formed the aviation consultancy Brian Foley Associates (BRiFO) in 2006 to help aerospace firms with strategic research and guidance.
AvStrategies investment engagements include investor due diligence, growth capital raises and buy-side / sell-side assignments. BRiFO consulting services cover market research, strategic planning and expert witness. Clients are aviation companies, the investment community and other consultancies.
His career began at Boeing Commercial as a flight test engineer and marketing manager. Later he was Marketing Director at Dassault Falcon Jet. He also worked with a Wall Street investment firm as a Series 7 registered representative.
He serves on the Transportation Research Board and is a member of the business aviation, helicopter, commercial airline and UAV system subcommittees. He is also an independent advisor to the Spike Aerospace supersonic business jet program.
Mr. Foley holds a dual BS degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Syracuse University, an MBA from Seattle University and completed Wharton’s Executive Education Program in Corporate Governance. He is an instrument-rated private pilot.