Jackson Square Aviation Announces the Addition of Two Key Employees to Augment Its Management Team

Jun 17, 2010, 13:47 ET from Jackson Square Aviation, LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Square Aviation, LLC is pleased to announce that it has hired Chris Dailey to establish the firm's first European office and has hired Shannon Ackert to lead the firm's technical analysis and contract development efforts out of Jackson Square's San Francisco headquarters.  Both employees bring a wealth of expertise to one of the aircraft leasing industry's most active participants.

"Chris and Shannon are welcome additions to the Jackson Square team of professionals," said Rich Wiley, Jackson Square's President and CEO.  "We are aggressively building out a portfolio of modern aircraft leases with our global customer base, and their unique skill sets complement our business well.  We're also excited to broaden our international reach by opening a London office."

Chris Dailey joins Jackson Square from Simat, Helliesen and Eichner, Inc., where he ran the firm's London office and led hundreds of consulting assignments for SH&E's airline, lessor, and institutional investor clients.  He will lead Jackson Square's European, Middle East and African marketing efforts, with an emphasis on financing new deliveries throughout those regions.  Dailey commented, "I am delighted to join this dynamic team and look forward to engaging with airline customers to provide capital solutions for their fleet needs."

Shannon Ackert provides Jackson Square with over twenty years of experience in fleet planning, technical analysis and transaction execution.  He joins from Macquarie Airfinance, where he served as a Vice President of Marketing and Investment Analysis, and previously held positions at GATX Financial, United Technologies, United Airlines and McDonnell Douglas.  "I'm excited about joining a seasoned team of professionals with a track record of accomplishments and commitment to offering customer focused solutions," said Ackert.

Jackson Square Aviation is a full-service aircraft leasing company based in San Francisco with offices in Seattle, London, Miami, and Buenos Aires, with an Asian office opening in 2010.  The management team, which had previously worked together at Pegasus Aviation and Sky Holding, has over 100 years of combined industry experience.  Led by the seasoned aircraft leasing trio of Richard Wiley, Toby Bright and Scott Weiss, the team has collectively acquired over $10 billion of aircraft, has purchased and/or remarketed over 400 aircraft, and has developed relationships with over 30 commercial lenders and investment banks across Europe, Asia and North America.  

SOURCE Jackson Square Aviation, LLC



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