Christopher D. Cantwell

Managing Director

Chris, a career aviation finance professional, is currently a Managing Director at Seabury Capital providing advisory services to the aviation and aerospace industries specializing in asset-backed financings and leasing transactions and with a focus on parts, engines and the global supply chain. Prior to Seabury Chris was Managing Director and Group Head for CIT Corporate Finance, Aerospace & Defense.  The Aerospace & Defense group provided corporate finance services focusing on the aerospace, defense, homeland security and government services markets.  These services included senior and mezzanine loans, equipment loans and leases and advisory assignments to companies in the covered industries as well as to financial sponsors investing in these industries.

Prior to joining CIT, Chris worked at GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) where he was Senior Vice President, Structured Finance for GECAS Asset Management Services: the company’s spare engine and spare parts leasing and financing business.  At GECAS, Chris was responsible for providing leadership for the marketing, structuring and execution of complex transactions for engines and parts leasing and financing as well as strategic marketing and business development for the group.  Prior to that, Chris was head of sales and a senior manager for GE Engine Leasing where he helped start and build GECAS’ engine leasing and parts financing businesses.

Chris joined GECAS in January 1995 where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the Restructuring group, Structured Finance group and Fleet Advisory Services providing leasing and lending solutions to airlines around the world.  Chris joined GECAS from BT Securities Corp./Bankers Trust where he was a member of the Airline & Aerospace Group responsible for providing investment banking services to the global aviation and aerospace industries.  Chris has over 30 years of experience in the aviation finance industry.

Chris received his M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and his B.A. in History from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.