Management Team

Christopher S. Bradshaw

Christopher S. Bradshaw

Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bradshaw has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2014 and as a member of the Board of Directors since February 2015.  Mr. Bradshaw served as Acting Chief Executive Officer from August 2014 to November 2014 and Chief Financial Officer from October 2012 to September 2015. Additionally, Mr. Bradshaw is an officer and director of certain of Era’s joint ventures and subsidiaries. From 2009 until 2012, Mr. Bradshaw served as Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Capital Advisors LLC, an independent financial advisory firm that he founded. Prior to co-founding U.S. Capital Advisors LLC, Mr. Bradshaw was an energy investment banker at UBS Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co., and PaineWebber Incorporated.

Jennifer Whalen

Jennifer Whalen

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Whalen has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since February 2018.  Ms. Whalen served as the Company's Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2013 until her appointment as Vice President, Acting Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Ms. Whalen joined the company as Controller in April 2012. From August 2007 to March 2012, Ms. Whalen served in several capacities at nLIGHT Photonics Corporation, a supplier of high-performance lasers, including as Director of Accounting. Prior to these roles, Ms. Whalen served as the Manager of Accounting at InFocus Corporation for over two years. After serving in the U.S. military, Ms. Whalen started her career in public accounting in the assurance practice group at PricewaterhouseCoopers for approximately five years. Ms. Whalen received a B.S. in Accounting from Alabama A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Stuart Stavley

Stuart Stavley

Senior Vice President, Operations and Fleet Management

Mr. Stavley has served as Senior Vice President, Operations and Fleet Management since 2014 and served in numerous positions since joining Era in 1993. Mr. Stavley served as Senior Vice President, Fleet Management from October 2012 to October 2014 and as Vice President, Fleet Management from October 2010 to October 2012. Mr. Stavley also served as Director of Technical Services from September 2008 to October 2010), Director of Maintenance from September 2005 to 2008, Chief Inspector and Field Aviation Maintenance Technician.

Paul White

Paul White

Senior Vice President, Commercial

Mr. White has served as Senior Vice President, Commercial since October 2014 and served in numerous positions since joining Tex-Air (acquired by SEACOR and merged with Era in 2005) in October 2002. Mr. White served as Senior Vice President, Domestic from October 2012 to October 2014 and Vice President, General Manager Gulf of Mexico from August 2010 to October 2012.  Mr. White has also served as General Manager of Era Training Center from September 2008 to August 2010, Director of Training from 2007 to 2010, Assistant Chief Pilot CFR Part 135 and 133, Senior Check Airman and Pilot. 

Grant Newman

Grant Newman

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development

Mr. Newman has served as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development since joining the Company in September 2018.  From 2008 until 2018, Mr. Newman was an investment banker in the Industrials group at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., where he most recently served as a Director covering aviation and commercial aerospace.  Mr. Newman began his professional career at General Electric, in the GE Plastics division where he held several corporate finance positions from 2001 to 2006 including roles in FP&A, manufacturing, sourcing and commercial finance as well as project leadership.  During his tenure, he completed GE’s rigorous Financial Management Program and was certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor's degree with a double major in Economics and Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science degree in Finance from The Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.  Mr. Newman currently serves on the Fuqua School of Business Alumni Council.

David Zaworski

David Zaworski

Director of Safety and Compliance

Mr. Zaworski has served as Director of Safety and Compliance since September 2016. Mr. Zaworski has over seventeen years of experience in the aviation industry including more than eight years with Era. Mr. Zaworski served as Era’s Chief Inspector from May 2013 to April 2016 and Delegated Inspector from August 2009 to May 2013, after joining Era as an aviation mechanic technician in May 2007. Mr. Zaworski served in the United States Marine Corps and has both a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Michael May

Michael May

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. May has served as Chief Technology Officer since joining Era in May 2013.  Prior to joining Era, May was the IM Leader Business Solutions at GE from February 2011 to May 2013. Mr. May's experience includes an array of information technology roles including Business Relationship Director for Dresser, Inc., IT Director for Service Electronics and IT Manager for Soma Tech. Mr. May started his career as a technician in the U.S. Army.