John E. Luth

John E. Luth

Chairman, President & CEO, Seabury Capital Group LLC

John Luth is Chairman, President & CEO of Seabury Capital Group, founded in 1995, which holds investment banking, asset management, software and trade finance firms.  Seabury has executed over 1,600 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries.  Mr. Luth is also Vice Chairman & CEO of Seabury Capital Management LLC which owns a number of investment funds and asset-backed portfolio businesses.

Mr. Luth has advised on more than $150B equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $300B in aircraft orders.  Most recently Mr. Luth advised Avianca Holdings SA on a $2.0B DIP financing (2020) in its Chapter 11 proceeding as its lead investment banker and arranged $2.7B of equity and debt exit financing (2021).   Mr. Luth also lead a team that arranged a $325M convertible note placement for Azul Airlines (2020).

Mr. Luth was CFO & CIO of Continental Airlines.  Prior to Continental, he served as VP, Syndications at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.  Prior to that, he served in the Corporate Finance Division of Exxon Corporation.  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 and was a Trustee from 2005-2013.

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Margaret L. Chan

Senior Managing Director, Financial Asset Management and Financial Services & Trading
President & Chief Operating Officer, Seabury International Holdings Inc.

Margaret Chan is President & Chief Operating Officer of Seabury International Holdings Inc. Ms. Chan joined Seabury in 2001 as head of Seabury’s office in Los Angeles and has been responsible for overseeing the operations of the firm’s Structured Financial products, Specialty Finance and Financial Solutions.

Ms. Chan has been engaged by multinationals and private equity funds in sourcing investment opportunities and structuring transactions both domestically and in Asia, involving industries such as technology, media, insurance, finance and manufacturing. She specializes in originating, structuring and funding activities for high-yielding, low-risk, asset-backed instruments. Ms. Chan has more than 38 years of experience in diverse public and private transactions.

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Michael B. Cox

Michael B. Cox

Senior Managing Director, Seabury Securities

Michael B. Cox is Senior Managing Director, Corporate Advisory & Investment Banking. Mr. Cox joined Seabury as a partner in Seabury’s principal advisory practice in April 1998. He has over 30 years of corporate and advisory experience covering corporate recovery, cash management, business planning and crisis management. At Seabury, Mr. Cox has advised numerous airline and helicopter clients on a variety of projects, including
airline treasury, corporate finance, and airline restructuring. In addition, Mr. Cox has been qualified as an industry expert in various commercial disputes involving aircraft leasing matters, airline valuations and business plans for the passenger, helicopter and cargo sector.

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Patrick Henry Dowling

Senior Managing Director, Seabury Capital Management

Patrick Henry Dowling is Senior Managing Director for Seabury Capital Management focusing on the Aviation, A&D and Transportation industries.  He has over 40 years’ experience in the finance/equity industry  and was previously a partner with Massif Partners.

Mr. Dowling has been involved in over $20 billion in acquisitions, equity investments and debt financings in the Financial Services, Transportation (A&D, Trucking, Logistics, Rail, Intermodal and Marine), and Commercial Real Estate industries.

Mr. Dowling is a CPA and has a BS in accounting from Fordham University plus a JD from Pace University School of Law. He is a FINRA Registered Principal and is Series 7 & 24 qualified. He is on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the USO of Metropolitan of New York.

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Werner Schmidt

Non-Executive Chairman, Seabury Capital LLC & Seabury Capital Management LLC

Mr. Schmidt has been designated to serve as Non-Executive Chairman of Seabury Capital LLC and its parent company, Seabury Capital Management LLC (“SCM”) which is Seabury’s newly formed investment management company.  Previously, Mr. Schmidt served on the board of directors of Seabury Deutschland GmbH from 2003 to 2008.  Mr. Schmidt is focused on supporting Seabury’s new fund management businesses as well as an expansion of Seabury’s investment banking businesses.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Schmidt has built a personal fortune of significant size through financial entrepreneurship, banking, mining and minerals trading, investments in precious stones and diamonds, art, real estate and other areas.  Mr. Schmidt is CEO and sole owner of SouthCapital Holding, a private holding company for much of Mr. Schmidt’s private wealth businesses.

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