Seabury Announces New Executive Leadership Appointments

Seabury Announces New Executive Leadership Appointments

Seabury Advisory Group Created to Leverage Experienced Executives to Enhance Core Businesses and Position Company for Long-Term Growth

NEW YORK – December 16, 2014 – Seabury Capital (Seabury), a leading global advisory and professional services firm, announced today actions to propel the company into its next phase of growth with the creation of Seabury Advisory Group LLC (SAG) and new leadership appointments. Christopher E. Kubasik was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of SAG and he will oversee the consulting, technical services and banking lines of businesses focused on the Aviation and Aerospace & Defense industries. John E. Luth will serve as Executive Chairman of SAG and Seabury Securities, while continuing to lead Seabury Capital as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“I am very proud of the significant contributions Seabury has delivered to more than 1,000 client engagements over the past two decades. Our efforts bringing forth a combination of management consulting, corporate advisory and investment banking services supported by Seabury’s proprietary data analytics and software tools have established our firm’s credibility and value in the Aviation and Aerospace sectors,” said Seabury Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John E. Luth. “Chris is an experienced leader with a proven track record in the industry, and I am certain, in working together with our established leadership team, he will successfully position our business for long-term growth and sustainability.”

In addition to Mr. Kubasik’s appointment, Patrick H. Dowling was named Senior Managing Director for Seabury Corporate Finance Advisors LLC (SCF) and he will oversee the banking lines of business, reporting to Christopher E. Kubasik. John R. Kuehne was promoted from Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer to Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Christopher E. Kubasik and John R. Kuehne will report to John E. Luth along with Margaret L. Chan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Asset Management LLC (SAM), Seabury’s structure investments businesses, and Bijoy Mechery, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Enterprise Solutions LLC (SES), Seabury’s principal software solutions subsidiary.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with Seabury’s leadership to serve our existing and new clients in the years ahead. Seabury’s reputation for quality service coupled with its entrepreneurial culture will allow us to continue to grow into adjacent markets,” commented Seabury Advisory Group President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher E. Kubasik. “Pat and John’s appointments to Senior Managing Director roles are also a critical element of our strategy to enhance our core businesses and propel the company into its next phase of growth.”

Seabury Advisory Group has more than 250 professionals based in 14 countries with over 300 clients, and is comprised of the following principal businesses:

Seabury Aviation Consulting (SAC) – Seabury’s existing aviation consulting group and Seabury Airline Planning Group LLC (Seabury APG) are being combined to create a single aviation consulting group, Seabury Aviation Consulting LLC (SAC). David Spurlock, Senior Managing Director and Global Head of SAC, along with additional Managing Directors, David Bental, Myles Goeller, Stephen Still and Jonathan Sullivan, will lead this organization. Gert-Jan Jansen, Head of Seabury’s Cargo Advisory practice, has been promoted from Executive Director to Managing Director and will take on additional managerial responsibilities within SAC.

Seabury Corporate Advisors LLC (SCA) – Led by Michael Cox, Seabury Advisory Group Vice Chairman, Seabury Corporate Advisors provides balance sheet and operational restructuring services to airlines around the world and houses Seabury’s investment banking practices.

Seabury Aerospace & Defense Consulting LLC (SA&DC) – Seabury has established a parallel consulting group to focus on strategic consulting for aerospace, defense and government services companies and will be headed by Christopher E. Kubasik.

Seabury Human Capital LLC (SHC) – Marty Kuehne was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Seabury Human Capital LLC, which now houses Seabury’s global Human Capital practices of compensation, organizational development, organizational effectiveness and workforce analytics.

SGI Aviation B.V. (SGI) – Paolo Lironi was appointed Chief Executive Officer of SGI Aviation BV, one of the largest independent aviation technical advisors, providing technical consulting and advisory services in the areas of aircraft and engine asset management and safety regulations.

Seabury Corporate Finance LLC (SCF) – Patrick H. Dowling was appointed Head of Seabury’s Aerospace & Defense, Maritime and Structured Finance Investment Banking Groups within SCA.


Seabury Capital is a leading global advisory and professional services firm that delivers diversified and responsive business solutions to clients in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Financial Services, Insurance and related industries. Since 1995, Seabury has partnered with more than 300 clients on 1,000+ engagements to solve their most complex challenges through an integrated approach to consulting, investment banking, asset management and information technology. Our more than 275 professionals worldwide are top-tier bankers, consultants, technology experts and former executives who share a passion for delivering innovative and intuitive solutions geared toward our clients’ diverse and emerging needs. Headquartered in New York, Seabury and its subsidiaries are based in 14 countries on five continents.