MANAGEMENT Team

Vivek-Kaushal

Vivek Kaushal

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Vivek Kaushal

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Vivek Kaushal serves as Chief Executive Officer for Global Jet Capital. In this role, he leads the commercial customer facing activities, credit, valuation and operations functions at GJC. Vivek has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in various financing businesses and was the Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital Business Aviation Finance prior to its purchase by GJC. Vivek received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Christopher-Paul

Christopher Paul

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

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Christopher Paul

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Christopher Paul serves as General Counsel of Global Jet Capital. Chris was previously General Counsel of CIT Aerospace. In more than 20 years practicing law, Chris has gained significant experience in commercial transactions both domestic and international, corporate governance, M&A and corporate finance. Previously, Chris served as CIT Group's Chief Corporate Counsel, CIT Bank’s Corporate Secretary and CIT Group’s Chief M&A Counsel. In these roles, Chris was a key member of the team that changed CIT's business mix and restructured CIT's balance sheet following the company's emergence from bankruptcy. Prior to joining CIT, Chris was a partner with the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in its New York office. Chris received his Bachelor's degree from Colgate University and his Law degree from The University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to the bar in Connecticut and New York.
Paul-Rerick

Paul Rerick

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Paul Rerick

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Paul Rerick serves as Chief Financial Officer for Global Jet Capital. Paul has over 20 years of experience in commercial finance including more than 15 years of general aviation finance. He has held a variety of financial and project management roles at Textron Financial Corporation. During his tenure at Textron Financial Corporation, he held a range of positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Treasurer and Vice President of Capital Markets, as well as other financial roles. Paul received both his bachelor’s degree in Finance and his MBA from Providence College in Rhode Island.
Shawn-Vick

Shawn Vick

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

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Shawn Vick

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Shawn Vick serves as Executive Chairman for Global Jet Capital. Shawn has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry as a senior operating executive and as an advisor to private equity. He has held senior leadership positions at British Aerospace, Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier Aerospace, Landmark Aviation, Hawker Beechcraft, and AE Industrial Partners. He also has operating experience in the MRO and charter management segments of the business aviation market.Shawn also serves as a partner and member of the investment committee for AE Industrial Partners, a private equity firm specializing in aerospace, power generation, and specialty industrial investing with over $500 Million in assets under management.Over the course of his career Shawn has been heavily engaged in restructuring and M&A activities including divesting of Landmark Aviation’s FBO network, the restructuring of Hawker Beechcraft and subsequent acquisition by Textron, and the acquisition of GE Capital’s business aviation portfolio in support of Global Jet Capital’s emergence as a leader in business aviation financing solutions.Shawn holds a BS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and completed the Oxford Air Transport Course programs at Oxford College, England. He serves on the boards of three private companies, and he is an active private pilot.
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Tara Adkins

Head of Operations

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Tara Adkins

Head of Operations
Tara Adkins serves as Head of Operations for Global Jet Capital. In this role, Tara leads the operations’ activities related to transaction closings and bookings, portfolio services and customer service. Tara has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, holding various operations and risk-related roles at General Electric Capital Corporation, including Operations Supervisor for GE Capital, Corporate Aircraft. Tara received her MBA degree, minor in Finance, from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and her BA degree from SUNY New Paltz.
Joseph-Catarina

Joseph Catarina

CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER

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Joseph Catarina

CHIEF CREDIT OFFICER
Joseph Catarina serves as Chief Credit Officer for Global Jet Capital. In this role, he leads the Underwriting, Portfolio and Valuation functions at GJC. Joseph has over 25 years of experience in financial services, including senior roles in Leveraged Lending, Asset Based Financing and Restructuring businesses at BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole and GE Capital, and was the Portfolio Manager for GE Capital Business Aviation Finance prior to its purchase by GJC. Joseph received his BA from Hobart College.
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Steven Day

HEAD OF SALES, AMERICA

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Steven Day

HEAD OF SALES, AMERICA
Steve Day is the Head of Origination for North, Central and South America at Global Jet Capital. Prior to joining Global Jet Capital, Steve spent 20 years with GE Capital, where his latest role was Head of Investor Development for the company’s securitization platforms. Steve also spent several years with GE Capital Corporate Aircraft Group, managing a domestic team of 13 sales representatives responsible for over $9B portfolio, $2.5B in annual volume origination, and $80MM in net income generation from corporate aircraft financing and leasing activities.
Andrew-Farrant

Andrew Farrant

Chief Marketing Officer

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Andrew Farrant

Chief Marketing Officer
Andrew Farrant serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Global Jet Capital. Prior to joining GJC, Andrew was the Vice President of Strategic Planning, Marketing, and Corporate Communications for Sequa Corporation and Chromalloy where he led strategic planning and brand development. He previously worked at StandardAero, leading brand development and management. Prior to that, he led the successful corporate rebranding of Landmark Aviation, a Carlyle Group company formed after the merger of three aviation businesses, including an engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul network. He previously spent 15 years in marketing leadership positions at Bombardier Aerospace. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
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Robert Gates

Head of Sales, International

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Robert Gates

Head of Sales, International
Robert Gates serves as the Head of International Originations for Global Jet Capital. Robert has over 30 years of experience in aircraft financing and leasing. Prior to joining GJC, he has held senior-level positions with Merrill Lynch and RPK Capital (a Carlyle Group portfolio company). He also spent time at Chase Manhattan Bank. He holds an MBA from Cornell University.
Vivek-Kaushal

Vivek Kaushal

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Vivek Kaushal

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Vivek Kaushal serves as Chief Executive Officer for Global Jet Capital. In this role, he leads the commercial customer facing activities, credit, valuation and operations functions at GJC. Vivek has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in various financing businesses and was the Chief Risk Officer for GE Capital Business Aviation Finance prior to its purchase by GJC. Vivek received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Doria-Linnetz

Doria Linnetz

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

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Doria Linnetz

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Doria Linnetz serves as Vice President, Human Resources for Global Jet Capital. Doria was previously the Director of Employee Experience for Hologic, an innovative medical technology company. Prior to that, Doria spent close to 15 years at General Electric, holding several Human Resource leadership roles including HR Leader for the Corporate Audit Staff, HR Leader for Corporate Tax and Talent Development Leader for over 13,000 global Finance professionals. Doria received a MBA and Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science degree in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University.
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Tom Mekis

Head of Asset Management

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Tom Mekis

Head of Asset Management
Tom Mekis serves as Head of Asset Management. Tom has over 25 years of experience leading organizations focused on aircraft sales and marketing, charter, management and maintenance, as well FBO operations and management. In addition to founding his own brokerage firm in 2009, prior to that, he held leadership roles at Landmark Aviation and Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation. Tom is a multi-engine, instrument rated pilot and holds a B.S. in Marketing from Oklahoma State University.
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Christopher Paul

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

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Christopher Paul

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Christopher Paul serves as General Counsel of Global Jet Capital. Chris was previously General Counsel of CIT Aerospace. In more than 20 years practicing law, Chris has gained significant experience in commercial transactions both domestic and international, corporate governance, M&A and corporate finance. Previously, Chris served as CIT Group's Chief Corporate Counsel, CIT Bank’s Corporate Secretary and CIT Group’s Chief M&A Counsel. In these roles, Chris was a key member of the team that changed CIT's business mix and restructured CIT's balance sheet following the company's emergence from bankruptcy. Prior to joining CIT, Chris was a partner with the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in its New York office. Chris received his Bachelor's degree from Colgate University and his Law degree from The University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to the bar in Connecticut and New York.
Paul-Rerick

Paul Rerick

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Paul Rerick

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Paul Rerick serves as Chief Financial Officer for Global Jet Capital. Paul has over 20 years of experience in commercial finance including more than 15 years of general aviation finance. He has held a variety of financial and project management roles at Textron Financial Corporation. During his tenure at Textron Financial Corporation, he held a range of positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Assistant Treasurer and Vice President of Capital Markets, as well as other financial roles. Paul received both his bachelor’s degree in Finance and his MBA from Providence College in Rhode Island.

Bill-Boisture

Bill Boisture

SENIOR ADVISOR

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Bill Boisture

SENIOR ADVISOR
With over 35 years of experience throughout the industry, Mr. Boisture has held senior leadership positions at some of the highest profile aerospace companies, including: President & COO, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation; President, NetJets Inc.; and Chairman & CEO, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. Mr. Boisture is a former Director and Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group and has significant experience working with private equity-backed companies. Mr. Boisture holds a BS in Engineering Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MBA from the University of New Haven. In addition, he graduated from the USAF Fighter Weapons School and the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (the “Top Gun” school).

Dave-Labrozzi

Dave Labrozzi

Senior Advisor

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Dave Labrozzi

Senior Advisor
Dave Labrozzi serves as Senior Advisor for Global Jet Capital. Dave has over 35 years of finance industry experience with GE, having held roles with responsibility in sales, risk management, business development and general management. Dave spent 22 of his years with GE dedicated to corporate aviation, with the last 15 years leading the company’s financing activity in the sector as president of GE Capital, Corporate Aircraft. As Vice Chairman of Global Jet Capital, he is responsible for providing broad support for the business with a focus on supporting the originations team across all channels and geographies, through key long-term strategic relationships including industry partners, the OEM community, and existing and prospective clients. With a lengthy track record in the sector, Mr. Labrozzi is highly respected as a leader in corporate aviation and has served on the NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council.