Craig Picken

Managing Director, Northstar Search Group
Craig’s professional career started out with a passion for airplanes. After eight years experience as a combat decorated Naval Flight Officer – with more than 2,000 hours of flight time and 325 aircraft carrier landings – he sought challenges in the private aircraft manufacturing industry where he spent more than seven years in sales with both Gulfstream Aircraft and Bombardier Business Aircraft . During this time he sold or was involved with the sale of more than $700 million in aircraft in more than 30 countries.

As a Vice President of Sales Craig developed and led dynamic sales teams and helped formulate synergistic relationships with strategic marketing partners. His client list includes well known CEO’s, entertainers, athletes, and high net worth individuals – many of whom are now lifelong friends.

A Texas Tech Graduate with a B.S. in International Trade, Craig has both lived overseas and conducted business throughout North America, Europe, Middle / Far East and Australia. He specializes in recruiting senior level executives, sales, finance and operations professionals for the aerospace and aviation industry.
  • Strengths
  • Aerospace & Aviation
  • Recent Placements
  • Controller - LA
  • President - NA
  • Vice-President Programs - DE