John E. Luth

John E. Luth
John E. Luth

Chairman, President and CEO
1350 Avenue of the Americas
25th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 284 1133
Fax: +1 212 284 1144

Mr. Luth founded Seabury Group LLC, now named Seabury Capital Group LLC, in 1995 and sold Seabury’s non-regulated aviation advisory businesses to Accenture in March 2017.   Mr. Luth is Chairman, President & CEO of the Seabury Capital Group which is a holding company for investment banking, software and specialty finance companies.  Mr. Luth is also Chairman & CEO of Seabury Consulting & Corporate Advisory, now owned by Accenture, which has executed over 1,500 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries and augments Accenture’s global transportation and travel practices.

Mr. Luth has advised on more than $100Bn equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $250Bn in aircraft orders.   Recently Mr. Luth advised on Republic Airways’ successful reorganization (2016-2017).  In 2016, he secured $450M equity investment for Azul Airlines from HNA Airlines Group.  In 2015, he advised on the privatization of TAP Portugal, raising over $375M of capital and securing $7Bn of new aircraft orders.  In 2014, he advised Chorus Aviation/Jazz on a new 11-year CPA agreement with Air Canada.   He also advised on successful out-of-court restructurings for Chautauqua Airlines (2012) and Frontier Airlines (2011).

Mr. Luth led liquidity capital raises for Air Canada of $1Bn (2009) and US Airways $1.1Bn (2008) amidst the global credit crisis. He led Northwest Airlines’ financial restructuring, securing $750M of new equity and $1.2Bn of exit debt financing and restructuring of over $10Bn of obligations (2007).  He advised US Airways on its merger with America West Holdings Corporation, raising $866M and securing $2.7Bn in debt and lease financings (2005). He advised Air Canada on CCAA reorganization, and America West Airlines and Continental Airlines on out-of-court restructurings/liquidity programs.

Mr. Luth held the roles of CFO and CIO of Continental Airlines.  Prior to Continental, he served as Vice President, Syndications at Manufacturers Hanover.  Prior to that, he served in the Corporate Finance Division of Exxon Corporation.

Mr. Luth holds an Economics magna cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross (1974) and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania (1976). He is a FINRA Registered Principal, and is Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 qualified, and is also FSA (UK) licensed.  He serves on the Advisory Board of Holy Cross.

Top 50 Donors in US (J. Luth  J. Chouinard-Luth Tied for 49th) Feb. 2016 Edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy Magazine