Mentorship EDGE Mentor

Jay Maloney

Jay Maloney

Maloney Aerospace Advisors

Jay Maloney is President of Maloney Aerospace Advisors, where offerings include advising airlines, MROs, OEMs and adjacent industries (e.g., marine, space, oil/gas) on development and implementation of strategic and tactical solutions.

Jay spent 17 years at Boeing becoming a seasoned executive. He was instrumental in architecting new program offerings and new services platforms providing leadership and oversight of integrated teams consisting of sales, contracts, legal, marketing and supplier management. He is a deliberative and strategic leader proficient at people and project management, and adept at issue resolution and solution approaches. Jay is expert at applying statistics and data to innovative approaches with a strong commitment to achieving organizational goals. He is focused on budgetary efficiencies, team dynamics, scalability and operational success. Jay has a proven track record in helping ensure strategic elements are understood and accepted by key stakeholders resulting in successfully integrating complex operational and business models with customers and internal stakeholders.

Jay has over 30 years of aerospace experience, beginning his career as an aerospace instructor on electrical systems, before accepting a position at Continental Airlines in Pilot Training. His career then took him to the Pacific Northwest working for Alaska Airlines, where he rose to the position of Director of Engineering. During his 17 years at Boeing he rose to the position of Vice President. He retired to start his own consulting business in 2017. As a consultant, Jay enjoys applying his expertise to help organizations improve operational performance and achieve their business goals.

Jay on mentorship

Working with young professionals and helping them believe in themselves to build self confidence and achieve their full potential is very rewarding. By sharing my my career trajectory through the EDGE mentorship program, I can help students as they explore career paths that will fulfill their aspirations and life goals. I do this by sharing my career trajectory, successes and failures. I take them through how my career passion was a guiding light for moving beyond entry level positions into executive level positions. I focus on failures as much as successes to express the need for moving beyond perceived limitations. Through this, the students help me view and think about the current business environment they face in different ways. I get as much or more out of the mentoring sessions than the students, but my goal is to make each session as rewarding and enriching an experience as possible for the students.