Your API Aviation Recruiting Team

Based in San Francisco, the API aviation recruiting team combines extensive industry knowledge and HR expertise to provide permanent staffing services, outplacement support and HR consulting for flight departments with one or more aircraft.

Sheryl Barden Aviation Personnel International


President & CEO

Sheryl helps our clients attract and retain the level of talent they’re seeking, serving as a trusted advisor on HR-related matters. She’s regarded as a thought leader on aviation hiring trends and issues, such as the talent shortage. Read bio or email Sheryl

Jennifer Steele - Jennifer Pickerel - Aviation Personnel International


Director, Client Services

Jennifer works directly with API’s client hiring managers to identify their professional and cultural needs and matches them with highly vetted, qualified candidates. She also serves in a business development role. Read bio or email Jen

Jenny Showalter API


Manager, Candidate Services

Jenny leads the API Registered ProfessionalTM program, helping to expand our relationships with aviation professionals among key areas: leadership, maintenance, flight operations, in-flight services, scheduling and dispatch. Read bio or email Jenny

Codi Quick Aviation Personnel International


Business Manager

Codi collaborates with API’s recruiting team, candidates and clients throughout the hiring process, by providing seamless technology, recruiting logistics and pre-employment and communication support. Read bio or email Codi

Janice K. Barden founded API in 1971 and is known as a business aviation "game changer." See how she changed our industry. Learn more