Chief Commercial Officer
Gerry joined Aergo Capital as Chief Commercial Officer in November 2015. Gerry began his aviation career with GPA Group and spent eight years from 1985 to 1993 working with the company. He worked in a variety of senior management positions at GPA including Personal Assistant to Dr. T. A. Ryan, GPA’s Chairman & CEO, Vice President Aircraft Acquisitions and Vice President Marketing. During this period, he was based at different times in the US, UK, Belgium and at the company’s headquarters in Ireland.
Gerry founded Power Aviation Services Limited, a boutique aircraft trading and advisory company, in 1993. The company provided specialised aircraft trading and brokering services to airlines, investors, high net worth individuals, banks and financial institutions worldwide. At Power Aviation Services Limited, Gerry concluded over 100 aircraft transactions worldwide.
Gerry worked at Standard Chartered Bank Aviation Finance from April 2013 through August 2015. During this time, Gerry concluded Sale & Leaseback (“SLB”) transactions for 16 aircraft with a value of c. US$1.5 billion including the largest ever SLB concluded by the bank for 5 B787-8 ‘Dreamliners’ and 3 B777-300ERs with Qatar Airways.
Gerry also has hands-on airline experience. He was Deputy Chairman of Ukraine International Airways in 1993, was Vice President of European Expedite (pan-European freighter airline) in 1988 & 1989 and was Chairman of Starair (Ireland) Limited, which operated an executive jet & helicopter charter service, from 2000 to 2012.
Gerry has held numerous other directorships with Irish aviation companies including Altobridge, Silver Aircraft Leasing, ADM Limited and Thomas A Ryan & Associates (‘TARA’) Aerospace Limited.
Gerry holds a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from Pace University in New York, a BBA from Pace University and an NDBS from University of Limerick.