Killick Aerospace

Our Leadership Team

Russell Starr

President & CEO

Russell is an experienced leader with over 30 years in the aviation industry. He focuses on strategic business development, mergers & acquisitions, aircraft & jet engine procurement, and managing the overall quality of relationships with key customers, partners, and suppliers. His education includes a Master of Business Administration from University of Dallas and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from University of Northern Colorado along with Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Champion certification from the Six Sigma Academy (SSA & Company).

Bill Molloy

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of the Killick Aerospace Group, Bill is responsible for driving sales growth in all areas of Killick’s portfolios, creating new business development opportunities, and evolving execution on the recent Business Aircraft “parts distributor” acquisitions. Bill joined Killick after thirty years holding various leadership positions at Bombardier Aerospace, where he was known for his ability to deliver strong business results for the aviation group. Molloy holds an BSc in Business & Finance from the UUJ, N. Ireland, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada.

Shannon Hall

Chief Financial Officer

Shannon has thirty years of experience as a finance professional and has served in various financial and operational roles in highly complex, diverse and multi-national organizations, including Big Four accounting firm background. Her focus has been in reorganizing, streamlining and strengthening financial operations to maximize performance, profitability and investor returns. Shannon’s experience also includes evaluating acquisition targets and new business programs. Her education includes a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Baylor University along with Six Sigma and Boeing Leadership program training.

Steve Donegan

Managing Director

Steve has over 25 years of experience in aircraft and engine procurement and aftermarket equipment trading. He has been with the Killick Aerospace Group since 2008 and manages the trading and distribution businesses based in Dublin, in addition to overseeing the company’s aircraft and engine acquisitions, and trading, leasing and sales activity globally.

Tony Poveda

Chief Information Officer, Director Procurement & Materials

Tony is an experienced business technology leader with a strong operations and quantitative background. His focus is on ensuring that the Killick Aerospace Group maximizes business productivity while leveraging the latest technology to meet the evolving needs of the company's global customer base. He worked for nearly fifteen years at Bank of America in a number of architectural, management, and systems roles before joining the precursor to VSE Aviation as its technology leader, and subsequently  becoming CIO of the Killick Aerospace Group. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin with a minor in Economics.

Stefan O'Hare

Vice President of Business Development

Stefan is an experienced professional with expertise in developing and executing plans that allow for aggressive business growth and the development of industry leading partnerships. With over 10 years of experience in the aviation industry, he has held roles of increasing responsibility within Bombardier Aviation before joining the Killick Aerospace Group. Within the Killick Aerospace Group he is responsible for growing our product and services offerings in line with our growth objectives. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from the University of Ulster Northern Ireland with a Diploma in Industrial Studies.