Intrepid Aviation's Board of Managers

Intrepid Aviation's Board of Managers

  • Vincent Cebula

  • Mr. Cebula has served as a Managing Partner of Solace Capital Partners, LLC, an asset management firm, since July 2013. Mr. Cebula has also served with Jefferies Capital Partners from 2007 to 2012, most recently as a Managing Director in Fixed Income Leveraged Credit Sales and Trading, where his sector coverage included aircraft lessors and airlines. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Cebula was a Managing Director of Oaktree Capital Management and its predecessor where he led substantial private investments in aircraft leasing, energy exploration and other industries. Mr. Cebula has been a director of over ten public and private companies, three of which were or are engaged in aircraft leasing. Mr. Cebula graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and concentrations in Finance and Decision Science.

  • Eric Hoffman

  • Mr. Hoffman has been with Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, since 2010 and is currently a Managing Director. He is responsible for originating, negotiating and financing investments in the financial services and aviation sectors. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Mr. Hoffman began his career at The Blackstone Group where he worked on a variety of capital raising and restructuring transactions, primarily in the industrial sector. Mr. Hoffman graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics.

  • Craig Huff

  • Mr. Huff co-founded Reservoir in 1998 and serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Huff currently serves on the boards of many of Reservoir’s portfolio companies, including ContourGlobal, C12 Energy, Amerilife Group, Aspen Aerogels and Prosperity Life Insurance Group. Mr. Huff has served as a director of Aspen Aerogels since September 2010. Additionally, Mr. Huff has been instrumental in the formation and development of a variety of hedge funds and private investment firms. Previously, Mr. Huff was a Partner at Ziff Brothers Investments and, prior to business school, served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and nuclear engineer. Mr. Huff is the President of the Board of Trustees of St. Bernard’s School in New York City, a Trustee of the Princeton Theological Seminary and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Regenerative Medicine (Harvard Stem Cell Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital). Mr. Huff graduated magna cum laude from Abilene Christian University with a B.S. in Engineering Physics. He also completed his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.

  • Katherine Kavaler

  • Ms. Kavaler has been with Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private investment firm, since 2017 and is currently a Principal. She focuses on investments in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Ms. Kavaler worked in the private equity group at The Blackstone Group and in the Financial Institutions Group at JP Morgan. Ms. Kavaler received a B.A. from Yale University in Economics & Mathematics. She also completed her M.B.A. at Harvard Business School, where she graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.

  • Mike Lungariello

  • Mr. Lungariello currently serves as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Intrepid, Mr. Lungariello was most recently a part of the executive leadership team of Southern Air Inc., where he held the position of Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. His responsibilities included all aspects of the day-to-day oversight of the financial planning & analysis, accounting, treasury, information technology, risk and insurance and facilities groups. Prior to joining Southern, Mr. Lungariello held various management positions at PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG in their Assurance practices, and serviced a broad array of aviation clients. Mr. Lungariello holds a Master’s in Business Administration from NYU Stern and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Manhattan College. Mr. Lungariello is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Nicholas Tomassetti

  • He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of NRT Associates since 2002. Mr. Tomassetti had served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Airbus North America, Inc. from 1994 to 2002. Prior to joining Airbus, Mr. Tomassetti was a Vice President and General Manager at McDonnell Douglas, where he was responsible for twin-jet business development. Before his time at McDonnell Douglas, Mr. Tomassetti was Executive Vice President of Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engine Business organization. During his more than 30 years at Pratt & Whitney, he held various positions in engineering, marketing and customer support. Mr. Tomassetti earned an engineering degree from General Motors Institute and a Master’s degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Lance West

  • Mr. West has been with Centerbridge since 2006 and currently serves as chief executive officer and a member of the Management Committee of Centerbridge Partners Europe LLP. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Mr. West was a Partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he headed the firm’s Principal Finance Group. Prior to Goldman, he served as CEO of GRP Financial LLC. Mr. West serves on the Boards of Directors of Aktua Soluciones Financieras, S.L., BankUnited, Inc., GTH, LLC, Intrepid Aviation Holdings, LLC, Resort Finance America, LLC and Williams & Glyn’s Bank Limited (pre-IPO Transition Board). He is a member of the Board of Overseers of Tufts University, the HSS Chair’s Council at Caltech, and the Economic Studies Council of The Brookings Institution. Mr. West earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

  • Doug Winter

  • Mr. Winter currently serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He joined Intrepid Aviation as Chief Commercial Officer in June 2015 and was subsequently appointed to President & Chief Commercial Officer in August 2015, bringing to the business a wealth of industry experience as well as commercial and sales excellence accumulated over 30+ years. Prior to joining Intrepid, Mr. Winter was the CEO of Octagon Aviation Capital Ltd. and capital markets advisor to GECAS since November of 2013. Prior to that, he served as Head of Global Sales at AWAS from December 2010 until Spring 2013. Mr. Winter began his leasing career in October 1997 at GECAS where he progressed through the positions of Vice President and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing responsible for Central Europe and Russia/CIS and then Senior Vice President & Region Manager responsible for Middle East, Africa & Russia/CIS over the course of thirteen years. Between GECAS and AWAS, he spent nearly 16 years abroad in Vienna, Dubai and Dublin. Mr. Winter started his career at McDonnell Douglas from September 1985 until September 1997, where he served in a variety of roles in Product Support, Contracts and International Sales. Mr. Winter graduated from Indiana University in June 1985, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis on Transportation Management.

  • Hooman Yazhari

  • Mr. Yazhari currently serves as the General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer at CHC Helicopter with responsibility for CHC’s Fleet Financing function, and has done so since March 2015. Prior to this Mr. Yazhari served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) from 2012 to 2015. Prior to ILFC, Mr. Yazhari served in leadership roles for gategroup, a private equity backed aviation product and service provider. Mr. Yazhari began his career as a solicitor in the London and Tokyo offices of Linklaters, practiced at Chadbourne & Parke and was a founding director of EM Health Limited which he led to a successful trade sale. Mr. Yazhari obtained his law degree from Oxford University and master of laws from the London School of Economics. Mr. Yazhari is a co-founder of Beyond Capital Fund, a venture philanthropy investment fund focused on social enterprises throughout India and East Africa. Mr. Yazhari also serves as a Trustee to the board of the Martha Graham Dance Company.

  • Gregg Zeitlin

  • Mr. Zeitlin co-founded Reservoir in 1998 and serves as a Senior Managing Director at Reservoir. Mr. Zeitlin currently serves on the boards of many of Reservoir’s portfolio companies, including Contour Global, C12 Energy, AmeriLife Group and Prosperity Life Insurance Group. Additionally, Mr. Zeitlin has been instrumental in the formation and development of several investment firms seeded by Reservoir. Prior to Reservoir, Mr. Zeitlin was a Partner at Ziff Brothers Investments. Before joining Ziff Brothers Investments, Mr. Zeitlin was Vice President, Financial Strategy for Ziff Communications Company, where he focused on strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and ultimately, the sale of the Ziff family’s operating businesses. Previously, Mr. Zeitlin worked at Sunrise Capital Partners and Wasserstein Perella & Co. Mr. Zeitlin graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A in Finance.