About Us

Raven is a career development 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

Founding Partner

James Onieal

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.

Brad Lindow


Brad Lindow, CAM

Brad currently serves as a Captain for a Part 91 flight department flying a Cessna Citation CJ3 and utilizes his extensive background to assist in the management of the operation. He holds an ATP certificate with type ratings in the Cessna Citation 500 series and Citation 525 series aircraft and is an NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM). His vast experience, combined with his passion to assist other industry professionals in their journey to advance their careers allows Brad to assist Raven Career Development clients in all aspects of their professional development.