Chief Executive Officer & Head of Origination
Fred founded Aergo in 1999 with Denis O’Brien and has been Chief Executive Officer since inception. During the past 18 years, Fred has led the company through several phases of growth. In the early years of Aergo, Fred was focused on trading classic aircraft, specializing in MD-80s and B737 Classics. Fred has done joint venture programs with GECAS, Castlelake, Varde and other aircraft investors. In 2008, Fred led the acquisition, restructure and sale of the Safair Group, where he held the position of Chairman until divestment in 2010.
Fred has a deep network of global connection in aviation and aircraft finance. He has over 30 years’ experience in aviation leasing, trading, marketing and structured finance. He started his career as a marketing executive in Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) in the 1980s. Prior to founding Aergo Capital, Fred held senior leadership roles in Orix and IAS. Fred has held numerous directorships and has advised some of the world’s leading airlines.
Fred holds an honors degree in economics and master’s degree in business from Trinity College Dublin.