Company Names U.S. Intelligence Community Veteran Gregory T. Otto Chief Strategy Officer in Effort to Continue Growth Strategy and Strengthen Core Competencies
NEW YORK – September 24, 2019 – Seabury Maritime LLC (“Seabury Maritime”), the global maritime and transportation investment & merchant banking and industry advisory firm and affiliate of Seabury Capital Group LLC (“Seabury Capital”), announced today the appointment of Gregory T. Otto to the position of Chief Strategy Officer (“CSO”) as part of the company’s ongoing effort to support growth strategy and strengthen maritime-related core competencies. Otto will be based in Seabury Maritime’s New Jersey headquarters reporting to President & Chief Executive Officer Edward M.A. Zimny.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Greg’s pedigree join our team,” said Seabury Maritime President & Chief Executive Officer Edward M.A. Zimny. “Greg knows and is intimate with all aspects of finance, ships, ports, terminals, maritime-industry technology, and has close connections to key stakeholders in each of these operating theatres.”
Otto comes to Seabury Maritime following his service in the U.S. Intelligence Community, where he was affiliated with maritime-related Intelligence/Operations & Strategy, overseeing the provision of knowledge and intelligence related to all aspects of the commercial maritime industry. Otto remains in the U.S. Navy Reserve Office of Naval Intelligence. Prior to his most recent posting, Otto held an executive role with the Macquarie Group subsidiary at Penn Terminals at the Port of Philadelphia, served as Intermodal Logistics Officer at Maersk, and sailed as a ship’s officer with Maersk Line Limited. Otto is an Independent Director of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation.
Otto graduated with high honors from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, with concentration in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, as well as from the U.S. Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, where he earned an M.A. degree in National Security and Strategy. Otto has supplemented his formal education with executive programs at MIT’s Blockchain Technologies, the American Society of Transportation & Logistics, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He also is a current holder of an Unlimited Tonnage Third Officer’s Merchant Mariner’s License with the U.S. Coast Guard.
“I am honored and extremely pleased to be onboarding at Seabury Maritime and look forward to communicating and implementing the company’s strategy both internally and externally, so that all stakeholders understand the company-wide global strategic plan, and how it carries out the company’s overall goals,” commented Otto.
Zimny further elaborated on the appointment: “Greg will play a key role in our continued growth and coverage throughout our global network, which spans the core competencies of the firm in the areas of ship finance, maritime infrastructure, marine services, including supply chain/logistics, and our fastest-growing business segment, maritime-related technology.”
ABOUT SEABURY MARITIME
Seabury Maritime, a subsidiary of Seabury Corporate Finance, which is a division of Seabury Capital Group LLC, is a premier investment banking and consultancy firm focused on global trade and transportation. Our team has developed a thorough understanding of the underlying competitive economics that drive strategic investments and decision-making, while assisting companies operationally to adapt for success and maintain sustained competitive advantage. Reference Seabury Maritime at www.seaburymaritime.com.
ABOUT SEABURY CAPITAL GROUP
Seabury Corporate Finance is a division of Seabury Capital Group LLC (“Seabury Capital”), which operates a number of specialty finance, investment banking, technology, and software companies with a core focus anchored in aviation, aerospace & defense, maritime, and financial services & technology. Since its founding in 1995, Seabury Capital has taken ownership stakes in software and asset management businesses servicing the aviation and travel industries.
Within the last few years, Seabury Capital has expanded its portfolio by investing in early stage startup companies within the financial technology industry and structured investment products. In addition, Seabury Capital owns and operates FINRA, NFA and FCA regulated investment banking services firms in the U.S. and U.K., respectively, serving external clients as well as assisting the companies in which Seabury Capital has invested.
Seabury Capital has operations in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Chicago, Cordoba, Dallas, Dublin, Durban, Edison (NJ), Guernsey, Hong Kong, Houston, Jersey City, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Minneapolis, Mumbai, Nairobi, Seoul, Shannon, Singapore, Summit (NJ), Stamford (CT), and Tokyo. Reference Seabury Capital at www.seaburycapital.com.