John E. Luth

John E. Luth
John E. Luth

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

Mr. Luth is Chairman, President & CEO of Seabury Capital Group LLC (“SCG”) and Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Seabury Capital LLC and its direct parent company, Seabury International Holdings Inc. (“SIH”) (collectively, “Seabury”).  Seabury holds interests in investment banking, software and specialty finance companies and most recently has moved to form several funds for managing investments for other institutional investors.  Mr. Luth contributed Seabury Capital to SIH in a new partnership with NorthCapital Holdings ApS to form SIH effective the beginning of 2019.  SCG also holds major interests in technology companies in aviation, explosives, mining, enterprise reporting and aircraft asset management services.  Mr. Luth is principally charged with developing Seabury’s investment banking and fund management businesses.

Mr. Luth is also Chairman & CEO of Seabury Consulting & Corporate Advisory, now owned by Accenture.  Mr. Luth founded Seabury Group in 1995 and sold Seabury’s non-regulated aviation advisory businesses to Accenture in March 2017.  Seabury Consulting 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 and has recently advised on a number of confidential M&A and restructuring assignments (2016-2019).  In 2016-2017, Mr. Luth advised Republic Airways with respect to its successful reorganization.  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. 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 its CCAA reorganization, and America West Airlines and Continental Airlines on out-of-court restructurings/liquidity programs.

Mr. Luth held the roles of SVP & CFO, CIO and Treasurer of Continental Airlines (1989-1995).  Prior to Continental, he served as Vice President, Syndications and other roles at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (1978-1989).  Prior to that, he served in the Corporate Finance Division of Exxon Corporation (1976-1978).

Mr. Luth holds A.B. in 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 FCA (UK) licensed.  He serves on the Advisory Board of Holy Cross after serving as a Trustee from 2005-2013.

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

Holy Cross Makes Way for Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

Challenge Inspires Alumnus to Donate $32.5 Million, Largest Gift in Holy Cross History

Joanne Chouinard-Luth Wants to Help Holy Cross Students Live Long, Healthy Lives

Holy Cross Celebrates Construction Milestone of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center