Officers


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Gwyn Scourfield - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Managing Director, Wings Capital Partners Aviation Ireland Ltd.

Mr. Gwyn Scourfield joined Wings Capital Partners in October 2017 as its Managing Director of Wings Capital Partners Aviation Ireland Limited and Senior Vice President, Marketing.  Mr. Scourfield has more than 28 years in commercial aircraft marketing and finance and was previously with CIT Aerospace, where he rose to become the Head of Global Marketing and a board director of its Irish subsidiary. Prior to a career in aircraft finance, Mr. Scourfield was a Captain in the British Army and holds a masters degree in Modern History from Oxford University.


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Cesar Romero - Senior Vice President, Marketing - Latin America

Mr. Cesar Romero joined Wings Capital Partners on August 1, 2015 as its Chief Technical Officer and is presently a Senior Vice President, Marketing. From 2007-2015, Mr. Romero worked for Aviation Capital Group where he served as Vice President - Technical Services, Assistant Vice President - Technical Services, Regional Director -Technical Services Latin America, and Contracts Director.  He began his career at Mexicana Airlines in October 1988 and held various roles, including Vice President Fleet Planning, Fleet Planning Director, CINTRA Fleet Committee Member, Fleet Committee Coordinator, Engineering Director, Overhaul Shops Manager, Appearance Department Manager, and Airframe Systems Engineer. Mr. Romero has a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico and a M.B.A. at University La Salle of Mexico.


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Joe Samples - Vice President, Controller

Joseph S. Samples joined Wings Capital Partners in 2016 as the Vice President, Controller.  Prior to joining Wings, Mr. Samples worked for Aviation Capital Group as the Assistant Vice President, Finance and Accounting, which he joined in 2008. Joe held various roles at Deloitte, WFS Financial and Lennar in auditing, accounting and financial reporting. Mr. Samples has a B.A. in Business Economics and a Minor in Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is a licensed CPA with the California Board of Accountancy.


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John Hoopes - Vice President, Head of Technical Services

Mr. John Hoopes joined Wings Capital in June 2017 as Vice President-Technical. Prior to joining Wings, Mr. Hoopes held positions of Director-Technical and then VP-Technical at MC Aviation Partners (“MCAP”), which he joined in January 2008. Prior to MCAP, Mr. Hoopes held various positions during nearly 13 years at United Airlines, including Lead Powerplant Engineer-PW4000 Fleet and then Manager of United’s Powerplant Engineering Group for all narrowbody engines. Mr. Hoopes has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.


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Nicolas Stable - Vice President, Legal & Aircraft Transactions

Mr. Nick Stable joined Wings Capital in May 2018 as Vice President, Legal & Aircraft Transactions. Mr. Stable is a veteran of the aviation, legal and private equity industries with over seventeen years experience structuring and negotiating significant transactions. Prior to joining Wings, Mr. Stable spent nine years at GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), most recently as Senior Vice President, Legal. Nick also has experience in adjacent aviation sectors and private equity having recently led a turnaround and recapitalization of CHC Helicopter, on behalf of Clayton, Dublier & Rice. Nick began his career in New York City as an attorney focusing on the aviation and infrastructure sectors at White & Case. Mr. Stable received his J.D. from NYU School of Law and has a B.A. in History from Duke University.


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Gerry Burke - Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Gerry Burke joined Wings Capital Partners in February 2018 as Assistant Vice President, Marketing having previously worked at Airbus and Apollo Aviation. From 2007 through 2016, he practiced as a Barrister at the Bar of Ireland , specializing and litigating in commercial disputes, medical negligence and criminal law. Mr. Burke has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Ireland, Galway, a Barrister-at-Law Degree from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin and a Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance, Dublin. 


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Stephen Lynch - Managing Director, Wings Capital Partners Singapore Pte. Ltd. & Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Stephen Lynch joined Wings Capital Partners in January 2019 as Managing Director, Wings Capital Partners Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Vice President, Marketing. Stephen is responsible for managing airline relationships across Asia Pacific with a particular focus on generating new volume business, used aircraft transitions and trading aircraft. Prior to joining Wings, Stephen worked in a variety of roles within the aircraft leasing and finance sectors with GECAS, Engine Lease Finance Corporation and Intrepid Aviation. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Stephen is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.  


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Jakob Gallagher – Vice President, Treasurer & Capital Markets

Mr. Jakob Gallagher joined Wings Capital in August 2019 as Vice President – Treasurer & Capital Markets.  Prior to joining Wings, Mr. Gallagher served as Vice President on the MUFG Aviation Americas team who covered originations for the Americas. Prior to joining MUFG, he worked at Aircastle where he focused on capital markets and joint ventures. While at Aircastle he raised secured and unsecured financings for Aircastle’s platform (recourse and non-recourse) and managed investor relations. In addition, Jake managed the platform’s two JV’s which included the formation negotiation, asset origination, assisted investors with transaction due diligence and raised all of the JV’s non-recourse financings.  Prior to joining Aircastle, Jake held a role at Deloitte in the securitization consulting practice. Mr. Gallagher holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from University of Richmond.


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Jared Pastor - Assistant Vice President, Technical

Mr. Jared Pastor joined Wings Capital in September 2018 as Assistant Vice President-Technical. Prior to joining Wings, Mr. Pastor held positions of Director and Senior Director-Technical at MC Aviation Partners (“MCAP”), which he joined in November 2012. Prior to MCAP, Mr. Pastor held various positions during nearly 15 years in the worldwide MRO businesses of Pratt and Whitney, most recently Customer Solutions Manager/Deputy General Manager in the Component Repair Business of Pratt and Whitney Canada in Rzeszow, Poland. Mr. Pastor has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.