Mr. Agnew brings 30 years of experience in aviation and management consulting to his role as CEO of mba, and is one of only a dozen ISTAT Certified Senior Appraisers in the world.
Prior to founding mba, Mr. Agnew spent much of his career in planning, sales, marketing and operations for airlines. After completing his service as a rated officer in the USAF, he began his commercial aviation career at Northwest Airlines, where he concentrated on contract and charter sales, schedule planning, and corporate operations research. He served as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales for World Airways, where he led all facets of aircraft leasing and charter service, and also designed and implemented the airline’s entry into the international scheduled service market.
He is an advisor to numerous hedge funds, insurance companies and investment banks on industry-related topics and is often called upon to speak or write about aviation matters. As an industry authority, he has also provided expert opinions and testimony covering issues like breach of contract, traffic forecasts, and asset valuations in litigation procedures. Also, he has served as an advisor to trustees and investors in bankruptcies such as Northwest Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines and Atlas Air. Mr. Agnew currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Atlas Air. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the ISTAT Foundation. In the past Mr. Agnew served on the board of the Airline Reporting Corporation, the National Defense Transportation Association, SATO Travel and the Stanley Martin Construction Company.