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Stellwagen appoints group CEO

Stellwagen has appointed David Butler as its new group CEO, replacing Doug Brennan, who founded the company. Brennan will become executive chairman of Stellwagen Group. These appointments take place with immediate effect. Scott Corman and Eugene O’Reilly will continue as the CEOs of Stellwagen’s two operating divisions, Stellwagen Capital and Seraph Aviation. Butler has served as chief operating officer of Stellwagen Group since October 2017. Before, he served in a number of executive roles with mobile phone network provider Digicel for over a decade. Progressing into the role of executive chairman, Brennan will continue to work closely with the board and management team on the strategic direction of the company. He founded Aviation Finance Corporation, now Stellwagen Finance, in 2013. He has guided the expansion of the group through the acquisition of Seraph Aviation and the founding of Stellwagen Capital,...

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Senior Executive Team Appointment at Stellwagen

DUBLIN - Stellwagen announces the appointment of Aengus Whelan to the company as Chief Commercial Officer. The appointment takes place with immediate effect. Aengus Whelan brings considerable aviation sector-experience to his new role. Previously he served as Managing Director and the head of trading with ALAFCO Aviation and Lease DAC for one year and prior to that, Aengus served as Executive Director of Aviation Finance at Standard Chartered Bank in Dublin specialising in operating and finance lease origination and the strategic sell down, remarketing and transitioning of Standard Chartered and third-party portfolios for over ten years. Before moving to Standard Chartered, he spent over eleven years working within various divisions of Pratt and Whitney LCE, ranging from maintenance planning and materials management at its overhaul shops; integrating CFM engines into P&W Service capabilities; to sales and marketing of P&W; and...

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Stellwagen Finance Receives 2017 Aircraft Finance Innovator of the Year Award from Global Transport Finance

DUBLIN - Stellwagen Finance Limited is delighted to announce that it has received the 2017 Aircraft Finance Innovator of the Year award from Global Transport Finance. This is the second year running that Stellwagen Finance has taken this award in recognition of its innovative and fresh approach to aircraft financing. During the year, Stellwagen Finance successfully closed a variety of transactions including full financing of an A380 on long-term operating lease to Emirates, capital markets PDP financing for a major lessor and commercial bank financing using a new lender for a Middle-Eastern lessor. Stellwagen Finance also originated and structured the first direct loans made by the Stellwagen Group directly to lessor customers secured on Airbus A321 and Boeing 737 aircraft. Marc Bourgade, CEO of Stellwagen Finance commented, “On behalf of Stellwagen Finance, I would like to dedicate this award to...

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