Ryan Shepherd serves as Chief Executive Officer at Victory Lane Aviation. Ryan has a vast cultural background, having been born in Canada and raised in Greece. From a young age, Ryan knew he wanted to be involved in aviation, so he came to the United States to receive a BS Degree in Aviation Maintenance and Management from Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics.
After graduating, Ryan started his career as an aircraft maintenance technician. This led to a decade of experience in 24/7 emergency AOG maintenance and management in scenarios of needing to spontaneously get aircrafts back up and flying within short timelines. As his diligent career grew, so did his lifelong passion for Aviation—along with an idea.
Seeing the lack of quality aircraft maintenance support in the industry, specifically within the greater Charlotte area, Ryan joined Victory Lane Aviation to embrace the opportunity and challenges that would come. 3 years later, the company continues to double in size! Ryan is also a certified aircraft mechanic and pilot, always seeking to learn more. He keeps his skills sharp by flying regularly and repairing various aircrafts when needed.
“New planes and technology come out every day! The moment we think we know it all in this industry is the moment we should resign. This is one of the fastest-growing industries, evident through the modernized reliance on air travel for business. We will always continue to adapt, support, and grow here at Victory Lane Aviation.”
Adrian Osuna serves as parts manager for Victory Lane Aviation’s Concord, NC (KJQF) location. He is responsible for managing the inventory, procurement, and distribution of parts and supplies. Adrian works closely with our technicians and other team members to ensure that the necessary parts are available for repair and maintenance work.
Adrian graduated from the University of San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Starting off as a parts department assistant, Adrian has been involved in the aviation industry since 2015. Before then, Adrian worked in Bolivia to serve as a senior support analyst for Comteco and a network supervisor for Citi Bank. With over 15 years in the technical and customer service environment, you will find Adrian to be a highly organized individual with skills in problem-solving, teamwork building, and leadership.
Dallas Marshall currently serves as the Director of Maintenance for Victory Lane Aviation’s Concord, NC (KJQF) location. He is responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing the maintenance, repairs/alterations, and inspections of customers’ aircraft. Dallas’s main priority is to deliver a safe and exceptional product to Victory Lane’s customers.
Dallas has been in the aviation industry for a little over ten years. First starting by working on his pilot license in 2011, he then transitioned to pursuing his Airframe and Powerplant license. He obtained his A&P license in December 2014 and a B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Management (March 2017), both from Liberty University.
After A&P school, Dallas started working for Cape Air / Nantucket Airlines on a fleet of Cessna 402C as an A&P Mechanic. After a year and a half, he transitioned to Piedmont Airlines, a Part 121 operator for American Airlines working on a fleet of 60 Embraer 145 aircraft where he was a lead mechanic for his tenure there. In 2019 he then moved to NC to take a job as an A&P Mechanic for Dale Earnhardt Inc. maintaining their three Embraer 145 aircraft and Lear 31. He worked with DEI until accepting his current position at Victory Lane Aviation as Director Of Maintenance.
Nick Giannetti serves as Director of Sales and is primarily based at the Concord, North Carolina location of Victory Lane Aviation. Nick is responsible for providing world-class service to customers big and small at both of Victory Lane’s Repair Stations (KJQF and KCLT).
Prior to joining Victory Lane Aviation, Nick served as one of the leading National Account Managers for XPO Logistics Inc. where he organically built and maintained one of the largest books of business within XPO’s brokerage division, with a specialty of catering to Tier-1 Automotive OEM clients. Nick accomplished this through a passion for customer service, innovative creativity and problem-solving, and technology.
Nick Giannetti brings to the table a great skill set and perspective to VLA that includes top-tier customer service experience, world-class sales background, extensive logistics and supply chain knowledge, high energy business development and growth strategies, a keen eye for details, a passion for aviation, and the technical know-how to modernize the non-commercial aviation maintenance sector.