CDB Aviation Promotes Goodman CMO, Names Segor Chief Investment Officer

CDB Aviation promoted Peter Goodman to chief marketing officer and named Craig Segor chief investment officer.

Leveraging their extensive background in aircraft leasing and aviation finance, the new appointees will enhance the capabilities of the CDB Aviation leadership team, which is led by newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Patrick Hannigan. Goodman and Segor will lead initiatives aimed to continue sustainable growth of the business, further bolstering the lessor’s worldwide network of airline customers and consolidating its market-leading presence.

“Peter and Craig are added to our leadership team at a critical time in our development, as we are positioning our business for its next phase of growth through strategic investments,” said CDB Aviation Chief Executive Officer Patrick Hannigan.

Goodman, who has served as head of Commercial, EMEA, since March 2017, has laid the foundation to progress the company’s marketing activities across the globe by building up the impressive commercial success of its EMEA Commercial team.

Goodman has more than three decades of experience in senior commercial and technical executive roles within the aircraft leasing and financing sector. Goodman has held prominent management positions in the marketing, sales, and technical functions with companies such as: BOC Aviation, ORIX, Pembroke, GECAS and Guinness Peat Aviation. Goodman has a long and successful history of closing transactions involving placement of new aircraft, used aircraft, narrowbody, widebody aircraft and regional aircraft, PDP financing and SLB deals, and arranging debt financing. Goodman started his career in aviation with Aer Lingus.

Segor, who has assumed the newly created position of chief investment officer, will head efforts to develop and execute strategic investments, covering M&A, aircraft portfolio acquisitions and sales, aircraft trading, and financing alternatives.

Segor joins the company from Plane View Partners, where he served as CEO since co-founding the consulting company in mid-2014. During his career, Segor has worked with a broad base of aviation and aerospace stakeholders, including lessors, manufacturers, operators, investors, maintenance service providers, and innovators. His recent engagements have centered around aircraft and engine transactions, supporting the buyer- and seller-side of aircraft and engine acquisitions, portfolio trades, transaction structuring, and investment diligence, as well as strategic planning, growth strategy, product and service innovation, and M&A. Segor has held a number of senior roles with global aviation companies, including International Lease Finance (now AerCap), Seabury Aviation & Aerospace (now part of Accenture), TACA Airlines (now part of Avianca), and Bain & Company.

“With continued rapid development of the world’s aviation markets and the increasingly important role of the aircraft financing community in meeting demand, there will be many compelling investment opportunities,” Hannigan said. “Our leadership team is ready to keep up with industry momentum, leveraging the bench strength of our leadership team and global operations to energetically pursue investments and emerging opportunities to drive the highest value for our shareholder.”

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