Leadership

 
 
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Russell Hargrave, President and CEO

As CEO of Aero Drone Corporation, Russell Hargrave brings more than 25 years of experience creating and managing organizations that develop and support both software and data products. As IT Director at Intel, Mr. Hargrave created and managed capabilities such as Intel’s IT Global Software Development and Intel’s India Development Center. These capabilities successfully provided Intel with a significant competitive advantage. Prior to being an IT director, he was part of the leadership team at Wang Laboratories developing innovative office automation products. Mr. Hargrave holds a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.

 

Irl "Mike" Davis, Director of Services and Chief Pilot

Mr. Davis, the founder of Aero Drone, has over 35 years of experience with business startups related to aviation, manufacturing, and international logistics across 17 countries. He also previously owned and operated an FBO, created a flight school, and managed a successful charter operation. In addition to holding FAA certification as a remote pilot, he is a commercial pilot, instrument rated in both single and multi-engine aircraft.  Mr. Davis also brings a degree in Electrical Engineering with extensive graduate work in Chinese Law. Mike is active in his community and is serving as a member of the Wasco County Planning Commission.

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Sherry Bohn, Business Operations Manager

Sherry served in the United States Air Force as one of the first woman avionic technicians working on fighter/bomber navigation and weapon systems. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at San Diego State University, she worked in a number technology companies including health and fitness, desktop software testing and support and pharmaceutical computer system design, support and training. She has owned and operated a coffee house, served as a Hood River Port Commissioner, and joined Mid-Columbia Economic Development District to provide technical and executive level support. Sherry joined Aero Drone in July 2017 as their Business Operations Manager.

 

Scott Farrell, Director of Sales

Scott Farrell brings over nine years of capital markets and sales experience to Aero Drone. Prior to joining Aero Drone, Mr. Farrell served as Vice President of Investment Banking for Global Dynamic Group (GDG), a New York based alternative investment origination firm. At GDG, Mr. Farrell focused on third party marketing, private placements and investor relations, and was responsible for preforming due diligence on potential new clients, creating target valuation models for buy-side clients, and developing marketing material for middle market foreign and domestic sell-side clients. Mr. Farrell began his career in economic development, working as a U.S. Representative for U.K. based consulting and research association, Pera International. He earned his B.S. in Finance and Information and Communications Systems from Fordham University.

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