Management Team

Management Team

MIKE POON - Chief Executive Officer

  • An entrepreneur and a pioneer within the aviation finance sector in China
  • Founder and CEO of CALC and ARI
  • Founder of FPAM, an experienced investor and operator of aviation ventures, and shareholder of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (“ATB”), the largest airport in southwestern France

JOHN LEECH - Senior Vice President - Mid Life Aircraft Leasing

  • Over 25 years of aircraft remarketing experience
  • Transacted, leased and traded aircraft world-wide valued in excess of $3bn
  • Proven transaction experience from pricing through to deal execution and completion

THOMAS PENG - Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, PRC

  • Over 20 years experience in aircraft engineering, of which 15 years in aircraft sales and leasing
  • Specializes in managing diversified cross functional areas including aircraft leasing, sales & asset value management, as well as technical & professional support
  • Authorized by CAAC as professional to develop the technical specifications for used aircraft imported

RICHARD SPAULDING - Head of Portfolio Management , Used Aircraft

  • Over 30 years of global aviation experience
  • Comprehensive background in aircraft acquisitions and portfolio management including asset management, sales and acquisition financing.

KERI WRIGHT - Managing Director – Aftermarket solution & CEO of UAM

  • Led the transformation of UAM from an aviation parts-trading company into an industry-leading, multinational, recycling, asset management and aftermarket component sales organization
  • A Commercial Pilot Certificate holder and a Certified Flight and Instrument Instructor

SHAWN KLING - President of UAM

  • Experienced in Capital Markets, structured finance, Islamic finance, business development, sales, M&A, operations, logistics, FMCSA & DOT compliance, performance metrics and administration
  • FAA Commercial Certificate holder for Rotorcraft

MICHAEL KENNEY - Senior Vice President of UAM

  • Leads business capture efforts and develops strategic partnerships with airlines, OEMs and MROs globally