We create value for clients by constructing innovative and sophisticated financing solutions that matches the objectives of our capital with the investment strategies and products. We combine our team’s deep sector expertise and organization’s agility in order to invest capital efficiently and effectively while applying advanced technology and discipline to every transaction and investment strategy.
Douglas Brennan is the Executive Chairman of the Stellwagen Group. In 2012, he founded and ran the first Stellwagen Group business, Aviation Finance Company Limited (now Stellwagen Finance). He expanded the operating and financial capability of the Group through the acquisition of Seraph and the founding of Stellwagen Capital, and Stellwagen Technology. Prior to founding the Stellwagen Group, Doug served as Chief Investment Officer of Ledyard Capital Management, a shipping investment firm. From 2003 until 2008, he founded and served as CEO and then Chairman of Illington Fund Management until the business was sold. He held other operating and investment management positions throughout his career. Doug is a Board Member of Westchester Medical Center Foundation. Doug received two Master’s degrees from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.
David Butler is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Stellwagen Group, David Butler brings considerable business experience to this role. He has a track record of success both within the company and prior to joining it. He has been serving the company as Group COO since October 2017. Prior to this, he served in a number of executive roles with mobile phone network provider Digicel for over a decade.
Orla Kearney joined Seraph’s predecessor Volito in 2009 and is currently Group Company Financial Controller. Prior to this she trained as an accountant with KPMG where she worked primarily with aircraft leasing clients and also in the shipping and financial services sectors. Before joining KPMG, Orla spent over two years working with Bank of Ireland on their Graduate Management Programme. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and German degree from University College Dublin and a Master of Business Studies from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.