John E. Luth

Chairman & CEO

John Luth is Chairman, President & CEO of Seabury Capital Group, founded in 1995, which holds investment banking, asset management, software and trade finance firms.  Seabury has executed over 1,600 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries.  Mr. Luth is also Vice Chairman & CEO of Seabury Capital Management LLC which owns a number of investment funds and asset-backed portfolio businesses.

Mr. Luth has advised on more than $150B equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $300B in aircraft orders.  Most recently Mr. Luth advised Avianca Holdings SA on a $2.0B DIP financing (2020) in its Chapter 11 proceeding as its lead investment banker and arranged $2.7B of equity and debt exit financing (2021).   Mr. Luth also lead a team that arranged a $325M convertible note placement for Azul Airlines (2020).

Mr. Luth was CFO & CIO of Continental Airlines.  Prior to Continental, he served as VP, Syndications at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.  Prior to that, he served in the Corporate Finance Division of Exxon Corporation.  Mr. Luth holds A.B. in Economics magna cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross (1974) and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania (1976).  He is a FINRA Registered Principal, and is Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 qualified, and is also FCA (UK) licensed.  He serves on the Advisory Board of Holy Cross and was a Trustee from 2005-2013.