Team

R STEPHEN HANNAHS

 Managing Director & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 
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 2013 – Present: WCP Managing Director and CEO

 1989 – 2013: Group Managing Director and Co-Founder of ACG

 1982 – 1989: President of Integrated Aircraft Corp,

 1980 – 1982: Partner and Co-Founder of Tanon & Co

 1977 – 1980: Vice President of Itel Corporation

 1973 – 1978: Loan Officer First National Bank of Chicago

 Former officer in the United States Air Force

 Holds a BA and MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Loren M. Dollet

Managing Director & Chief legal and administrative officer
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 2014 – Present: WCP Managing Director and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

 2000 – 2013: Executive Vice President of Aviation Capital Group

 1978 – 2000: corporate, securities and equipment leasing and finance attorney in NYC

 Member of the Bar of the State of New York

 BA degree from Haverford College and JD degree from the University of Virginia School of Law

 

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Bryan Billings

Managing Director & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER  
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 2015 – Present: WCP Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer 

 2003 – 2015: Vice President, Treasurer of ACG

 1998-2003: Audit Manager of KPMG LLP

 Holds a BS Business Administration and Accountancy from California State University at Long Beach

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Art Schmidt

Managing Director & Chief Commercial Officer
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 2017 – Present: WCP Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer

 2015 – 2017: Chief Marketing Officer, Aviation Capital Group

 2012 – 2015: Marketing Officer, Aviation Capital Group

 2007 – 2011: Executive Vice President, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Capital

 2005 – 2007: Founder and CEO, Cascade Aircraft Solutions

 1997 – 2005: Chief Technical Officer, Boullioun Aviation Services

 1994 – 1997: Sales Director – Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

 1989 – 1994: Customer Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

 1987 – 1989: Design Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

 1984 – 1987: Design Engineer/Scientist, Douglas Aircraft

 BS of Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle and MBA from University of Washington

 

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Cesar Romero

Chief Technical Officer

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 2015 – Present: WCP Chief Technical Officer

 2007 to 2015: Vice President, Technical Services of ACG

 1988 – 2006: Vice President Fleet Planning, Fleet Planning Director, CINTRA Fleet Committee Member (representing Mexicana), Fleet Committee Coordinator, Engineering Director, Overhaul Shop Manager, Appearance Department Manager, Systems Engineer, and CAAs Liaison of Mexicana Airlines

 Holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering from National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and MBA at University La Salle of Mexico

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Joseph S. Samples

Vice President, Controller

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 2016 – Present: WCP Vice President, Controller

 2008 to 2016: Assistant Vice President, Finance and Accounting at ACG

 2000 – 2008: Various roles at Deloitte, WFS Financial and Lennar in auditing, accounting and financial reporting

 CPA Licensed with California Board of Accountancy

 Holds a BA Business Economics with a minor in accounting from University of California, Los Angeles

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John Hoopes

Vice President, technical fleet management 
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 2017-Present: WCP Vice President, Technical Fleet Management
 2012-2017: Vice President, Technical at MC Aviation Partners
 2008-2012: Director, Technical at MC Aviation Partners
 2000-2008: Manager, CFM/V2500/JT9D Powerplant Engineering at United Airlines
 1995-2000: Senior Powerplant Engineer/Engineering Lead, PW4000 Powerplant Engineering at United Airlines
 Holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University 

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Heidi Blanton

Director, Legal and Contracts

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 2017-Present: WCP Director, Legal and Contracts
 2005-2017: Director, Projects and Configuration Management at Aviation Capital Group
 1999-2005: Various roles at Pacific Life Insurance

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Michael R. Wann

Finance & Accounting Manager

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 2016 – Present: WCP Manager of Corporate Finance and Accounting

 2014 – 2015: Senior Accountant at Air Lease Corporation

 Audit Senior of Ernst & Young LLP with five years of public accounting experience specializing in the technology and consumer product industries

 Holds a BS Business Administration and Accountancy from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

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Cathy Egan

Director of Operations

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 2013 – Present: WCP Director of Operations

 2006 – 2013: Office Manager at Aviation Capital Group

 1986 – 2006: Various operational roles at Pacific Life and State Farm Insurance

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