About Us

Raven Career Development is a firm originally founded by James Onieal in 2010. Our advisers provide clients with a personalized career development plan developed with their background, skills, and goals in mind. We believe in working closely with you throughout your career development lifecycle, identifying practical paths towards achieving your goals. Our advisers are rated Airline Transport Pilots and have worked throughout the aviation industry flying as Regional, Legacy Airline, Fractional, Corporate, and Civilian Government pilots. In addition to their flying backgrounds, our team holds experience in flight department management, safety, training, regulatory compliance, as well as pilot recruitment, interviewing, and hiring. Raven Career Development approaches each new client with an open mind, listening closely for what motivates, fulfills, and challenges them. This client centered approach results in tailored strategies that practically apply to your unique situation and goals.

Meet the Team


James Onieal

James Onieal
Founding Partner

James Onieal founded Raven Career Development in 2010 with the goal of providing aviation professionals with the tools and resources to successfully network, market, strategize, and develop their careers within the aviation industry. Focused on delivering high quality customer-focused services, James has helped hundreds of pilots and aviation professionals across all disciplines of the industry including corporate, charter, airline, and military segments. His personalized approach to career development has become one of the core values that Raven clients continue to appreciate with each interaction. Read More…

Yeol Grant

Yeol Grant
Advisor

Yeol Grant is an International Training Captain for a large Fortune 500 flight department supporting worldwide executive travel, based on the West Coast. He has previously served in a variety of leadership positions including Lead Captain for a Northeast-based regional airline, Check Airman for a large Part 91K/135 fractional operator, and Instructor Pilot for a Part 142 simulator training facility. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with type ratings in the Beechjet, Falcon 20, Falcon 50/900EX, Phenom 300, Gulfstream G-V, and Saab 340. Yeol’s extensive aviation background allows him to expertly craft new resumes, review applications, and guide clients onto their path to career success.

Brian Falcon

Brian Falcon
Advisor

Brian Falcon currently serves as a Pilot for a Legacy US Airline on the Boeing 737 fleet. He brings years of flying and leadership experience as a Flight Instructor, Captain, and Check Airman for a large regional airline and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with type ratings in the Boeing 737 and CRJ-series regional jet. Additionally, he is rated in single engine seaplanes and maintains an active Flight Instructor Certificate. Brian’s great depth of professional aviation experience along with his genuine personality allows him to provide expert and personalized guidance to Raven Career Development clients who are looking to advance their career in the scheduled Part 121 airline environment. Read More…

Allen Palant

Allen Palant
Advisor

Allen Palant brings decades of global aviation experience to Raven Career Development. He began his career in corporate/business aviation where he served as a Training Captain, Check Airman, and Chief Pilot throughout the United States, Russia, and Hong Kong in large heavy jet aircraft as well as the long-range Gulfstream G550. Currently, he is a Pilot for a Major US Airline on the Boeing 737 fleet and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with multiple type ratings. Allen’s extensive flying and management experience makes him uniquely qualified to work with clients seeking advancement opportunities in both corporate/business aviation as well as at Part 121 Airlines. Read More…