John E. Luth

John E. Luth

Chairman, President and CEO

John E. Luth founded Seabury Group in 1995 which has executed on over 1,400 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries.  In March 2017 Seabury Group sold its aviation advisory practice (excluding Seabury’s regulated broker-dealers) to Accenture plc.  Mr. Luth now serves as Chairman & CEO,  Seabury Consulting and Corporate Advisory, now owned by Accenture.  He also remains Chairman, Pres. & CEO of Seabury Capital LLC.

Mr. Luth has advised on more than $100Bn equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $250Bn in aircraft orders.  Mr. Luth was Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines.

Mr. Luth graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross (1974) and received an MBA from Wharton (1976).   He is a FINRA Registered Principal, and is Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 qualified.

Margaret L. Chan

Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Asset Management and Global Head of Specialists Funds and Financial Solutions

Margaret Chan joined Seabury in 2001 as head of Seabury’s office in Los Angeles and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the firm’s Structured Financial products, Specialty Finance and Financial Solutions. She specializes in originating, structuring and funding activities for high yielding, low risk asset backed securities. Ms. Chan has more than 20 years of experience in diverse public and private transactions. As a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch, and co-founder of Cargill/O’Brien Partners, Ms. Chan structured a wide range of transactions involving innovative financing strategies. Her ability to dissect risks and her knowledge of the capital markets allow her to originate, acquire assets, structure and execute securitizations of various asset classes.

Patrick H. Dowling

President and CEO, Seabury Corporate Finance

Patrick Henry Dowling is President and CEO of Seabury Corporate Finance focusing on Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Government Services and Maritime for Investment Banking and Merchant Banking. He has 38 years’ experience in the finance industry and was formerly a partner at Massif Partners.

Previously, Mr. Dowling was a Senior Managing Director & Group Head of A&D at Tygris Commercial Finance Group as well as a corporate officer and founder. Before Tygris, he was Managing Director & General Manager of CIT Leveraged Finance Transportation and served as on CIT’s Management Committee. He had a 22-year career with GE Capital serving as Managing Director & Industry Leader for A&D at GE Commercial Finance, Managing Director at GE Equity and Managing Director GE Corporate Finance.

Mr. Dowling is a certified public accountant and holds a BS in accounting from Fordham University plus a JD from Pace University School of Law.

Paolo Lironi

CEO, SGI Aviation

Paolo Lironi is SGI’s CEO. He joined SGI in 2008, with more than 10 years of experience in commercial aviation.

Mr. Lironi has a strong track record in aircraft leasing, contract negotiation, redeliveries, buyouts, and end-of-life scenario planning. His clients include financial institutions as well as large lessors and commercial airlines.

Bijoy Mechery

CEO, Seabury Enterprise Solutons and
CEO, Seabury IT/Software Advisory

Bijoy Mechery joined the Seabury in 2002 as a Managing Director as well as Chief Executive Officer of Seabury’s IT software consulting and development firm, Seabury Enterprise Solutions, LLC (SES). SES provides comprehensive IT consulting services to Seabury’s aviation and private equity clients including vendor selection, IT spend analysis and improvement and IT due diligence. SES has also developed a suite of proprietary, cross industry, decision support and analysis applications including what Seabury believes to be the most robust and comprehensive airline enterprise assessment software (Seabury’s Airline Performance Analysis System, or “APAS”).