Our Team

Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting was established by experienced aviation professionals with extensive experience in Network Planning, Revenue Management, Operations, Airport Management, Aviation Strategy, and Management Consulting. Our roster of diverse clients includes airports, airlines, tourism bodies, and governments from around the world. In particular, we have significant experience in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. We’ve also worked extensively in South East Asia, North Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. Our office locations in Sydney, Australia; Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Atlanta, Georgia reflect our global footprint, providing our clients with unparalleled access to many of the world’s largest airlines.

We are committed to doing the right thing for our clients, our industry, and our community. At Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting, the most important asset we have is our reputation, and earning our clients’ trust and respect is our most important aim.


Consulting Team

bio-picBrad DiFiore
Managing Director

Brad DiFiore is a Co-founder and Managing Director at Ailevon Pacific. He has nearly 30 years of airline industry expertise in both customer service and commercial roles. At APAC, he provides executive leadership and manages a diversified portfolio of domestic and international clients. Previously, Brad was Director of Airport Consulting Services at Sabre Airline Solutions. Prior to joining Sabre, Brad had over thirteen years of experience at Delta Air Lines, with an extensive background in Network Planning and Scheduling. In his last role at Delta, Brad was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships between the carrier and airports/communities worldwide.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

bio-picOliver Lamb
Managing Director

Oliver is a Managing Director at Ailevon Pacific. He has substantial experience in the aviation industry in a wide variety of capacities, including airline operations, distribution, industry advocacy, airport business development and strategy consulting. Beginning his career at Canadian Airlines and Business Travel International, with a deep understanding of the aviation industry and fluent in English, French and Spanish, his career has seen him working throughout the Asia-Pacific Region and Europe on the industry’s most challenging issues. Prior to co-founding Ailevon Pacific, Oliver was a strategy consultant for the aviation industry and for Port Jackson Partners, one of Australia’s leading corporate strategy firms.

Oliver holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Sydney and is a Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and the Institute of Management Consultants.

bio-picRhett Morgan
Senior Director

Rhett has over 15 years of airline industry experience.  Prior to joining Ailevon Pacific, He was Senior Manager of Network Planning and Performance for Southwest Airlines.  During his tenure at Southwest, he held various commercial leadership roles focusing on Network Strategy, Capacity Planning, and Integrated Commercial Planning.  He has been a noted speaker at Network Planning conferences and air service development forums.   Previous to joining Southwest, Rhett had seven years of experience at Delta Air Lines, working in the areas of Revenue Management, Corporate Sales, and Network Planning.

Rhett holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management from Kansas State University and a Masters of Business Administration in Aviation Management from Embry Riddle University.

Joel Van Over
Senior Director

Joel has more than a decade of experience in the airline industry, working for both US Airways and American Airlines.  He began his airline career in Network Planning, and has held positions in Strategy & Long Range Planning and International Route Planning.  Additionally, Joel has also held leadership roles in Technology Automation and Passenger Sales Audit.  He brings to Ailevon Pacific a well-rounded understanding of the airline business, and also an intimate knowledge of how airlines make route planning decisions.

Joel holds Bachelors of Science in both Marketing and Spanish, as well as a Masters of Business Administration, all from the University of Wyoming.

Matthew Findlay
Director – Global Markets

Matthew has extensive experience in the airports & aviation industry having worked in a variety of roles and countries since joining the sector in 1996.  Most recently he has worked with NT Airports (Darwin & Alice Springs) having previously worked at airports including Newcastle (NTL), Christchurch, Auckland, Stansted, Southampton (SOU), London Luton, Cardiff, Belfast (BFS), Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) and Orlando Sanford (SFB).

While Matthew’s most prominent successes have been in the area of air service attraction, he has had significant success in the areas of airport property development, retail, corporate affairs, aeronautical pricing and airport capital investment delivery whilst a management consultant in the UK between 2003-2006.

With a Masters in Business Studies and Bachelors in Management & Communications, Matt has successfully attracted carriers, from all geographies and airline operating models, into new and emerging destination markets.


Mark Raker

Mark has 30 years of aviation and management consulting experience.  Prior to joining Ailevon Pacific, he was Director of Route Development for the Massachusetts Port Authority with direct oversight of air service development for Boston (BOS) and Worcester (ORH).  Prior to that role, Mark was a Principal Consultant for Sabre Airline Solutions, specializing in developing hub strategies, network planning & scheduling, and airport infrastructure planning.  In that position, Mark led diverse international consulting engagements key to aviation development in China, Europe, India, Mexico, and the Middle East.  Mark spent the first half of his career with Delta Air Lines where he was head of the Airport Resource Planning & Schedule Integration team and held a wide range of roles in Network Management and Operations Planning.  Mark also previous served as Vice President of Air Service Development for the Chattanooga (CHA) Metropolitan Airport Authority.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Jacksonville University and Master of Business Administration in International Business from Georgia State University.


Carrie Kelly
Managing Consultant

Carrie is a Managing Consultant at Ailevon Pacific. Prior to joining APAC, she worked at Southwest Airlines in a variety of roles. The most recent of those was in Business Development on the Commercial Initiatives team, where she focused on identifying revenue-generating ideas within the commercial space and constructing business cases to implement those ideas. Additionally, she played a pivotal role in the creation and development of Southwest’s five-year strategy and capacity plan by conducting competitive analyses and customer research regarding the future of the airline. She also has extensive experience in Capacity Planning, Network Strategy and Customer Insights.

Carrie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Texas Christian University and a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Southern Methodist University.



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Lacey Alicie

Lacey brings over 11 years of airline experience to her role as Director of Data Analytics. Prior to joining APAC, she worked for American Airlines and US Airways in a variety of commercial and finance roles. During her time there she managed teams of analysts in revenue maximizing efforts, implementing innovative pricing strategies, analyzing the economics of long-term network initiatives and was responsible for producing official company reporting including Department of Transportation reporting.  In addition to having a passion for the airline industry, Lacey also loves helping others achieve their professional goals.

Lacey holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brigham Young University. She resides in Phoenix with her pilot husband and their two sons.

Kiven Cheung
Senior Consultant

Kiven is an aviation consultant at Ailevon Pacific. He is primarily focused on aviation business analysis as well as strategy development by utilizing applied data analytics.

Drawing on his past experience from the aviation industry, Kiven has worked in a variety of roles in airlines and aviation intelligence providers. Prior to joining Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting, Kiven worked on multiple aviation projects within the Asia-Pacific region, including project start-ups, airline operations and resource planning.

Kiven holds a Bachelor of Aviation from the University of New South Wales and is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.


Alex Elfering

Alex joined Ailevon Pacific in 2021 as a data analyst, specializing in developing internal and client dashboards. Alex is integral in modernizing Ailevon Pacific’s suite of data visualizations on behalf of clients. Prior to joining APAC, Alex was a Data Analyst at Hy-Vee Inc, a supermarket chain based in Des Moines, Iowa.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has a keen interest in commercial aviation. He currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.


Emil Kaneti

Emil has over 15 years experience with the three largest U.S. airlines, including stints in Network Planning and Revenue Management at American Airlines. He was on the Latin America Network Planning team at United Airlines, where he also did Network Planning and Scheduling for United Express. At Delta Air Lines, Emil was a member of the Domestic Network Planning team.

Emil has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Bradley University and Masters in Economics from Iowa State University. Emil has a passion for acting and has appeared in over ten episodes of The Walking Dead.  He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marietta Landon

Marietta is a consultant at Ailevon Pacific. She has over 13 years of experience in the airline industry at both Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines. Prior to joining APAC, she led pricing for international markets, codeshare, government and off-tariff products at Alaska Airlines. She previously held leadership positions in Revenue Management and Inventory at Alaska and earlier at Delta held roles in Revenue Management and Flight Profitability. Before joining the airlines, Marietta served as a Finance Officer in the United States Air Force.

Marietta has a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University.

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