Our Team

Founded by pilots. For pilots.

Visionary Training Resources was founded by pilots with safety and training backgrounds who understand the importance of effective training in modern times.

Our industry is our passion, and we are making tremendous strides toward achieving some of the most progressive, effective and efficient flight training to date.

Board of Directors

Evey Cormican

Evey Cormican

Co-founder & CEO

Ms. Cormican is a Boeing 767 Captain with a major US airline with over 14,000 hours. She has over two decades of experience in pilot training as the Chief Instructor of a large Part 61 flight school, a B757/767 instructor, and as the Vice Chairman of the pilot union training committee. Evey holds an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Dakota. Besides her duties as CEO of Visionary Training Resources, Captain Cormican is also co-chair of the VRARA aerospace committee, a member of Women in Aviation International, ISA+21, and serves on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Breast Cancer Hub. Evey lives near Tampa FL with her husband and their three children.

Rick Parker

Rick Parker

Co-founder & CTO

Rick Parker has been an airline pilot since 1996 and with a major US Airline since 1998. As CTO, Mr. Parker has a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. Professionally, he is skilled in Aviation Product Innovation, and Training & Development. Multiple years of industry experience have lead Mr. Parker to possess strong product management experiences in his professional arena, and has extensive experience with quality control and oversight of advanced training programs.

Ben Guerrero

Ben Guerrero

CFO

Ben has a unique background with experience across finance, corporate development, investor relations, sales, strategy and analytics. As an MBA graduate of Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, Mr. Guerrero is presently serving as CFO of Visionary Training Resources, as well as Head of Global Finance Strategy and Execution at Caterpillar, Inc.

James Parker

James Parker

Board Member

James is a Director with Venari Partners, a specialist executive search firm. He is well known across the aviation sector for his ability to help advise airlines and businesses in the wider aviation ecosystem on a variety of human capital challenges. He and his team are responsible for many prominent aviation hires. James boasts an extensive network of airline executives and has gained industry recognition and awards for his achievements in executive search. He is a graduate of Coventry University holding a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science and Anatomy.

Our Team

Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews

Director New Sales & Development

Lisa is a Business Development Professional who has consulted professionally in dozens of developing businesses, while also working in Account Management for Commercial Technology Sales. Lisa has experience as a Director of Sales, Corporate Account Manager, VP of Marketing, and Director of Business Development and Marketing. As the daughter of an A&P, IA and a former United Airlines Pilot, Lisa’s aviation exposure and passion span her lifetime. Presently, Lisa is married to a commercial airline pilot Line Check Airman who shares her passion for continuous improvement in airline training procedures.

Ben Boness

Ben Boness

Director of Sales, UK Division

Ben Boness joins Visionary Training Resources as a pilot for a UK based international airline on the 787. An aviation professional with over 15 years professional experience in the industry, Ben expands his passion for airline training and development as Executive Director at VA Training in Cambridge, UK. Ben's passion for aviation safety has been dynamically displayed in his experience as simulator instructor at VA Training, as well as professional endorsements in areas such as Human Factors and Flight Safety. Ben presently manages Visionary Training Resources' sales efforts in the UK, and provides integral knowledge regarding the exceptional potential of Visionary Training Resources' products.

Morgan Montgomery

Morgan Montgomery

New Business Development, SME

Morgan joins VTR as an experienced B737 Theory, Simulator, Line Training Captain, and CRM trainer. Flying since 1996, Morgan has amassed experience across several continents and airlines, and brings to VTR a passion for creating modern training materials that help to reflect the challenges of the 21st Century.

Daniel Leblanc

Daniel Leblanc

Acting COO

Daniel LeBlanc joins VTR as a project, procurement, contracts negotiation, and supply chain leader with over 26 years of international experience in the aviation industry. On top of being a co-founder of the Emirates Flight Training Academy, as well as supporting the start-up of flydubai and Emirates Executive, he spent 19 years at Emirates leading the procurement of flight operations, cabin crew and engineering maintenance training solutions for Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, and Cirrus aircraft. Daniel is presently serving as COO of Visionary Training Resources, as well as Vice-President Procurement for a Norwegian and UK based B787 operator.

Michael Ashworth

Michael Ashworth

UK Sales

Michael Ashworth finished his commercial pilot training last year after completing a degree in Air Transport Management alongside. He now supports Buckinghamshire New University as an Associate Lecturer in Aviation Management whilst the job market recovers. He is keen all things aviation, having wanted to fly since young and is looking forward to the exciting future prospects of virtual reality use in flight training.

Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson

UK Sales

Danielle Jackson has a unique and diverse background including extensive first-hand experience in aviation instruction, as well as leading the operations of a reputed flight academy. Qualifying as an airline pilot shortly before the pandemic, Danielle has firsthand knowledge about the issues which the declining travel industry faced to include pilot skill fade. Her passion became tailoring and bettering education to the industry's ever-changing needs.
Danielle was introduced to VTR and their outside-the-(sweat)box take on training. She was captivated by their ethos: providing solutions that are not just modern and innovative, but that genuinely develop the skills of its users for sustainable qualitative results.

Kristy Nolan

Kristy Nolan

Senior Manager Flight Operations Documentation

Austin Hardy

Austin Hardy

Senior Technology Advisor

Amanda Kunze

Amanda Kunze

Relationship Manager

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