December 8 – J. Micheal Sykes, Co-Founder & CEO, US Aviation Academy

Our guest for the December 8th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: J. Micheal Sykes, Co-Founder & CEO, US Aviation Academy

J. Micheal Sykes, Co-Founder & CEO, US Aviation Academy

Michael Sykes is the co-founder and CEO of US Aviation Group, DBA US Aviation Academy. US Aviation Academy began in January of 2006 as a three aircraft flight school and one man maintenance shop. Over the last 17 years, US Aviation Academy has grown to become a world recognized leader in professional flight training with a fleet of over 130 aircraft operating from six training bases. US Aviation Academy also operates a FAA approved Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Training Academy.

Micheal received a B.A. degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 1985. He joined Continental Business Service / CBS Payroll in August of 1985 as a staff accountant in the Bookkeeping division. During his 17 year tenure Micheal held the positions of Service Representative, Sales Representative, Branch Manager, and starting in 1991 as President and CEO. As CEO, Micheal transformed the business from a family operated single state bookkeeping company to a multi-state employer services firm with over 375 employees. In 2002 Micheal negotiated the sale of CBS Payroll to Intuit, Inc., the makers of Quickbooks, Quicken, and Turbo Tax.

Micheal has flown aircraft for 35 years as a private pilot and has logged over 1800 hours. He holds a private pilot license is commercial & instrument rated and has a multiple engine commercial rating.

Phone: (940) 383-2484

Guest J. Micheal Sykes, Host Steve A Klein