Managing Director & Partner
Gregory Ethier is a Managing Director with over 25 years of aviation corporate advisory and restructuring expertise, the majority of which involved airlines and aviation related entities as well as aircraft leasing and investing expertise.
Mr. Ethier rejoined Seabury in June 2020 following 9 years at Aircastle Advisor LLC, a leading aircraft lessor upon the successful take private transaction with Marubeni Corporation. While at Aircastle, Greg led North American marketing efforts, including portfolio lease placements and aircraft acquisitions (consistently USD 1.5B+ annually) and OEM coverage. He was also responsible for identifying and supporting new business development opportunities and led and managed Aircastle’s freighter aircraft portfolio, including the evaluation of freighter conversion programs for both narrow and wide body aircraft.
Prior to Aircastle, Greg spent 12 years at Seabury executing on numerous M&A advisory, capital raise mandates, financial restructuring, aircraft related and creditor assignments and was principally involved in the execution teams on many of the high-profile bankruptcy cases in the industry including the restructuring of aircraft debt and lease financings at US Airways, Air Canada and Northwest Airlines resulting in NPV savings to the airlines of over USD 2.6B, CAD 2.3B and USD 2.3B respectively. Greg has led aircraft debt and lease financing activities and has been involved in other fleet related activities including negotiating purchase agreements with the various airframe OEMs, developing airline fleet strategies as well as negotiating strategies to reduce aircraft ownership costs.
Mr. Ethier received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa. Mr. Ethier is a FINRA registered representative with the Series 79 and 63 designations.