Mark Lapidus is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and principal shareholder of Amedeo. He founded Amedeo in 2013, following on from his time at Doric GmbH, where he was a founding shareholder and Managing Director from 2005 to 2013.
Paul Kent is the President, Chief Commercial Officer, main board Director and principal shareholder of Amedeo.
Paul oversees the origination, structuring and execution of aviation investments, the development of the company’s asset management and trading platform, including its permanent capital investment channels, and the management of OEM relationships, including the company’s principal order positions.
Doug Winter is the Vice Chairman of Amedeo. Prior to joining Amedeo, Mr. Winter was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Intrepid Aviation. He brings to the business a wealth of industry experience as well as commercial and sales excellence accumulated over 30+ years. Before joining Intrepid as Chief Commercial Officer in 2015, Mr. Winter was the CEO of Octagon Aviation Capital Ltd. and capital markets advisor to GECAS since November of 2013. Prior to that, he served as Head of Global Sales at AWAS from December 2010 until Spring 2013. Mr. Winter began his leasing career in October 1997 at GECAS where he progressed through the positions of Vice President and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing responsible for Central Europe and Russia/CIS and then Senior Vice President & Region Manager responsible for Middle East, Africa & Russia/CIS over the course of thirteen years. Between GECAS and AWAS, he spent nearly 16 years abroad in Vienna, Dubai and Dublin. Mr. Winter started his career at McDonnell Douglas from September 1985 until September 1997, where he served in a variety of roles in Product Support, Contracts and International Sales. Mr. Winter graduated from Indiana University in June 1985, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis on Transportation Management.
Bill Finn is a shareholder of Amedeo and is focused on asset management compliance and setting risk criteria for Amedeo’s portfolio of investments. Previously, Bill was a Senior Credit Officer and Senior Securities Officer at Citigroup and a member of the Capital Markets Approval Committee in Asia, North America and the UK. Bill spent the majority of his twenty year career in Independent Risk Management in global structured products. Here, Bill gained expertise in the areas of asset finance and capital instruments interfacing with regulators in the UK and the US. Bill also designed and led in-house training for Citigroup on risk issues in Asia, Europe and North America.
Mike Lungariello is the Chief Financial Officer of Amedeo. Prior to joining Amedeo, Mr. Lungariello was most recently a part of the executive leadership team of Intrepid Aviation from 2012 through 2018, where he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Intrepid, Mr. Lungariello was a part of the executive leadership team of Southern Air Inc., where he held the position of Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. His responsibilities included all aspects of the day-to-day oversight of the financial planning & analysis, accounting, treasury, information technology, risk and insurance and facilities groups. He also held various management positions at PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG in their Assurance practices, and serviced a broad array of finance and aviation clients. Mr. Lungariello holds a Master’s in Business Administration from NYU Stern and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College. Mr. Lungariello is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Daniel Perez is the Chief Technical Officer of Amedeo. Prior to joining Amedeo, Mr. Perez was a member of the executive management team at Intrepid Aviation, where he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Perez is responsible for leading the various technical and asset management functions within the organization. Mr. Perez brings over 22 years of operational leadership experience, industry knowledge and an extensive network of relevant manufacturer and supplier relationships to the role.
Prior to joining Intrepid, Mr. Perez spent over 15 years in the commercial airline industry. Mr Perez last served within the executive leadership team at Southern Air Inc., where he held the post of Senior Vice President of Technical Services leading the maintenance and engineering team for the airline. Mr. Perez has also previously held various other roles within the Technical Operations functions at United Airlines and America West Airlines.
Mr. Perez holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Administration from State University of New York at Farmingdale. Mr. Perez is a FAA licensed Private Pilot and Aircraft Mechanic.
Mohamed El-Boraï graduated with a Ph.D. in Computational Aerodynamics from the UK after completing his apprenticeship with Hawker Siddeley Aviation (Hatfield). A 48-year aviation veteran, he worked at both Boeing, as a Senior Aerodynamicist, and Saudi Arabian Airlines where he set-up the Performance Engineering department before heading the Flight Operations Automation. Mohamed moved on to Airbus in the Customer Support department where he reached the position of Head of Customer Support Services in charge of both the Product Support and Training. Mohamed has provided airlines, lessors and financial investors with the required contractual and technical support, in addition to providing management consultancy which has led him to be advisor to CEOs of Flag Carriers and Low-Cost airlines as well as a Board Member of an airline. He successfully managed a turnaround as managing director of Thomas Cook Airlines and was a board member of Thomas Cook UK. He is an ISTAT Foundation Trustee.
Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”) and Reservoir Capital Group, L.L.C. (“Reservoir”) have agreed to acquire a minority stake in Amedeo Capital Limited (“Amedeo”) as part of their continued investment strategy in the aviation industry. Amedeo will acquire the U.S. management subsidiary of Voyager Aviation Holdings Group (“Voyager”) and will make a minority investment in Voyager as part of a broader strategic partnership where Amedeo will provide management and aircraft support services to Intrepid. Additional new assets includes 30 aircraft leased to 13 airline customers, 11 countries worldwide.
Financing of the world’s first A380 aircraft with Singapore Airlines
Amedeo’s deal capabilities and industry knowledge across the aviation sector is unmatched, which is why the firm’s transactions are held up year after year as exemplary by influential publications.
Aircraft Leasing Innovator of the Year
Operating Lease Deal of the Year-Middle East Best Global Widebody Acquisition and Leasing Company Award (AA4P)