Meet

Our Team

President & Owner

Khadar Soussou

For me it is simple, passion for excellence must be showcased in all that we do to create unforgettable memories. From St. Edward HS to John Carroll University, I always had a love for building businesses that offer unique and creative experiences. Every guest that walks through our doors will be treated like family. On behalf of my wife Amanda and daughter Gabriella, we welcome you to The Aviator Family!

Executive Vice President

Spencer Shaw

Throughout my career, I have found that success simply rests on one’s ability to make the guest happier than when you first met. No two situations are alike, and versatility is a must. But those operations that do it right – shine. Today, finding those operations might be difficult, but finding us won’t, we’ll be the light at the end of the runway!


Representing co-owner, United Concessions Group, Inc.

Executive Chef

Jon Standen

Prepare for your tastebuds to take flight! Here at The Aviator we’re showcasing local products and businesses to put a twist on classical cuisine. The result is a unique, delicious experience that’ll keep you coming back for more! Get ready to relax and have fun. Let us treat you like family.

Event Success Manager

Jen Seidel

The devil is in the details. I am here to make sure your dream event is just the way you imagined it! I can’t wait to meet you!

The Aviator

A treasured landmark reimagined with style to provide the greater Cleveland area with an upscale 27,000-square-foot event center; The Aviator is ready to host all types of events.

Our versatile all-inclusive model adapts to the needs of our guests. This makes every celebration in our four event halls a customizable experience. Big or small, throw the party of a lifetime with us.

Our partners, Ohio DJ PROs, Blanc Slate Floral & Event Design, RJ Donelly Photography, and Jack Frost Donuts, offer in-house, top-quality services for your special day.