Managing Directors


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R Stephen Hannahs - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. R Stephen Hannahs and Two Sigma Investments formed Wings Capital Partners in October 2013.  Mr. Hannahs is the co-founder of Aviation Capital Group and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director until December 31, 2012. From 1982 to 1989, he served as an Executive Vice President of Integrated Resources Inc. and President of Integrated Resources Aircraft Corporation. He served as the President of Electra Aviation Inc. from 1982-1989. Mr. Hannahs is a former officer in the United States Air Force and holds B.A. and M.B.A in Finance degrees from University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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Loren M. Dollet - Managing Director & Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Mr. Loren M. Dollet is a Managing Director, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Wings Capital Partners. From 2000 to 2013, Mr. Dollet served as Head of Legal, Contracts, Configuration Management & Administration, Executive Vice President and Assistant Secretary of Aviation Capital Group Corp. He is a regular speaker at aircraft finance conferences on leasing and bankruptcy restructuring issues. He is a corporate and securities lawyer and was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York in 1979. Mr. Dollet has an A.B. degree from Haverford College and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.


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Bryan Billings - Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bryan L. Billings is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Wings Capital Partners. From 2003 to 2015, Mr. Billings was at Aviation Capital Group where he held officer positions in the finance department as Vice President, Treasurer and Assistant Vice President, Assistant Controller responsible for the accounting, fund raising, treasury operations, investor relations, and risk management of the Company. He began his career in the audit practice of KPMG LLP where he was an Audit Manager specializing in the high technology and financial services sectors. Mr. Billings holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting from California State University at Long Beach and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed with the California Board of Accountancy.


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Art Schmidt - Managing Director & Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Art Schmidt joined Wings Capital Partners in May 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director. Prior to joining Wings, Mr. Schmidt was Head of Airline Marketing and Senior Vice President at Aviation Capital Group. From 2007 through 2011, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations at DAE Capital. Prior to joining DAE, Mr. Schmidt founded and ran a successful aviation consultancy firm. Mr. Schmidt’s first assignment in the aircraft leasing industry was in 1997 when he joined Boullioun Aviation Services. Prior to Boullioun, he had a 13-year career with the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company and McDonnel Douglas. Mr. Schmidt has a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a M.B.A. from the University of Washington.