Team

Deep bench of seasoned executives with broad experience leading growth-oriented companies

Rich_P.jpg

Richard Peretz

Executive Chairman

​38 Years at UPS

UPS CFO from 2015-2019

  • Served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the UPS Executive Leadership Team, where he oversaw all global financial operations and acted as senior liaison to the financial community 

  • Spearheaded UPS’ strategic move into technology-driven capital investments, deployed nearly $3 billion on acquisitions including digital freight brokerage platform Coyote Logistics and healthcare logistics leader Marken

  • Served on the team responsible for taking UPS public in 1999, the largest IPO in U.S. history at the time

  • Investment committee member of the UPS Strategic Venture Fund

  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Tribe Capital Growth Corp., Tribe Capital Growth Corp. II and Electric Last Mile Solutions

Ben_B.jpg

Ben Baldanza

CEO

​35 Years in the Aviation Industry

CEO of Spirit Airlines from 2006-2016

  • As President and CEO, transformed Spirit into an 'Ultra Low Cost Carrier,' leveraging a new aircraft fleet, establishment of a defensible franchise network, unbundling of pricing and reduction of costs per seat mile

  • Led IPO in 2011 while also managing an operational turnaround that resulted in industry leading margins

  • Held executive roles with American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, TACA Airlines (“TACA”) and US Airways where he was responsible for finance, marketing and revenue management

  • Named twice to the list of Business Travel News’ 25 Most Influential

  • Serves on the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways, GoAir Limited (Vice Chairman) and Six Flags Entertainment

Hooman_Y_V3.jpg

Hooman Yazhari

Vice Chairman

18+ years of executive experience in the aviation industry

CEO of Waypoint Leasing from 2018-2019

  • Founder & CEO of Mobility Capital Group, a credit-oriented investment firm focused on the future of sustainable mobility, transportation and logistics

  • From 2018 to 2019, served as CEO of Waypoint Leasing, where he led an operational and balance sheet restructuring and transformation and successful strategic sale pursuant to a voluntary filing under Chapter 11

  • Independent Director for global aircraft lessor Voyager Aviation

  • Chair of Beyond Capital Fund, an early-stage impact investment fund

Jeff_R.jpg

Jeff Rogers

President and CFO

​35+ Years in the Transportation Industry

CEO of Universal Logistics Holdings from 2015-2020

  • Currently serves as a strategic advisor to TruckPark, an inventory management and booking platform for the freight industry and operating advisor to Red Arts Capital, a PE firm focused on supply chain and industrial businesses

  • From January 2015 to January 2020, served as CEO of Universal Logistics, a global asset-light provider of transport and logistics solutions

  • During an 18-month period at Universal Logistics, Mr. Rogers led multiple acquisitions in the International Intermodal space that provided strategic footprints and positively contributed to growth and profitability

  • Previously served in several executive positions at YRC Worldwide

Paul J.jpg

Paul Jebely

Independent Director & Chair of Compensation Committee

10+ years of legal experience in aviation industry

  • Managing Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, serving in various leadership positions, such as co-chair of aviation finance and co-chair of private wealth

  • Served as counsel on billions of dollars of deals involving financing, acquisition, disposal and merger transactions

  • Previously led the aviation finance practices at global law firms Clyde & Co and Ashurst

  • Well-regarded in the aviation and legal industries, and has been named top private client attorney in Asia (2020) and rated top private aircraft attorney in Asia (2016 – 2020)

Pari_P_Updated.png

Pari Olver Parchi

Independent Director & Chair of Audit Committee

18+ years of investing experience

  • Founder & Managing Partner of Panorama Aero, a US-based special mission aerospace lessor and logistics provider

  • Held numerous executive roles at Cowen Inc., a multinational investment bank, including President and CEO of Cowen Aviation Finance

  • Previously served as a senior strategist at Fortress Investment Group’s Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund focused on the aircraft, equipment and specialty finance sectors

  • Investor at Ramius Capital Group, a multi-strategy hedge fund

Brad_S.jpg

Brad Stewart

Independent Director

18+ years of strategy planning and operating experience

  • Current CEO of Fair.com, a US-based automotive marketplace company

  • Held several executive roles including Chairman & CEO at XOJet, the largest on-demand private jet services company in North America

  • At XOJet, oversaw a highly complex and regulated business with three separate business units: aircraft fleet ownership and operations; branded direct-to-consumer brokerage with membership/subscription; and shuttle operations

  • Experience in private equity as Senior Advisor to TPG Growth and Vice President at Parthenon Capital