Andrew V. La Stella
Andrew V. La Stella is a member of our strategic advisory board. Mr. La Stella has over 30 years of aircraft finance and leasing experience. Over his professional career, Mr. La Stella has developed highly sophisticated equipment management functions for all asset management related issues, as well as having created several lease investment structures to create value for investors. Since 2001, he has been a Principal of AirCapital Aviation Services LLC, an asset management and advisory services firm to financial institutions, in matters relating to aviation investments. From 1997 to 2000 he served as Director of Aircraft and Portfolio Acquisitions at Republic Financial Corporation. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. La Stella was a Managing Director in charge of asset-oriented transactions at Parrish Leasing Corporation, where he originated and closed one of the first aircraft structured finance transactions, the 1995 Pendulum Investment Trust. Between 1977 and 1991, he served as Senior Vice President in charge of equipment management for CIT Group. Mr. La Stella earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a B.S. in Business Management from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University).