Managing Partner

Mr. Alexander is responsible for overseeing investments in aviation equipment and portfolio management. Mr. Alexander brings over 17 years of professional experience in sourcing, negotiating, executing, and managing investments including private equity investments, aircraft equipment leasing, and debt-related transactions.

Previously, Geoff was Partner at Comvest Partners, a $4 billion private equity firm, where Geoff was responsible for originating, structuring, and negotiating debt and equity investments and was active in aviation equipment and leasing. Prior to joining Comvest Partners, Mr. Alexander worked as a Senior Associate for an asset management company operating a long-short equity hedge fund. While at the asset manager, Mr. Alexander developed and implemented systematic strategies to generate new business for the firm’s four funds of hedge fund products. Mr. Alexander worked mainly with institutional clients developing both new and existing relationships while providing performance and volatility analysis of the firm’s investment portfolios. Mr. Alexander graduated from Berea College with high academic honors and a degree in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration.


Managing Partner

Mr. Travers is responsible for overseeing investments in aviation equipment and portfolio management. Mr. Travers has been making asset-backed investments for over 30 years. Mr. Travers brings decades of professional experience in sourcing, negotiating, executing and managing investments including private equity investments, aircraft equipment leasing, and debt-related transactions. Mr. Travers started his career in Mortgage-Backed Bonds at Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York. He was recruited by one of Morgan Stanley’s corporate clients (Burlington Resources Inc – now part of Conoco Phillips) where he served as head of Credit and Collections for their $1 billion+ natural gas portfolio. Later, he worked as CEO of Baader Securities and helped the Baader Bank Group become the largest securities trade banking group in Germany and Baader Securities (now PPF Asset Management) become the largest asset manager in the Czech Republic with app. $10 billion+ of AUM. After Baader, he was a co-founder of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and GP of the investment fund, which provided the bulk of liquidity for group activities. Mr. Travers received his B.A. from Trinity College and an MBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.

Lincoln Morel

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Morel is responsible for overseeing all financial, tax and treasury functions. Lincoln has over 20 years of asset management experience, including 15 years in public accounting as a Senior Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ investment management audit practice based in Tampa and Philadelphia. Mr. Morel has an extensive background providing professional services to various investment product structures including private equity & credit funds, hedge funds, mutual funds and asset managers. Immediately prior to joining Flight Lease he consulted for several private credit and equity platforms including H.I.G. Capital/WhiteHorse Finance. Previously, Lincoln also served as Vice President/Controller of business development companies and private equity funds sponsored by KKR Credit Advisors and CNL Financial Group. Mr. Morel received his B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

David Manoogian

Vice President

Mr. Manoogian is responsible for underwriting, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments. Prior to joining Flight Lease, David worked as a Senior Associate at Rastegar Equity Partners, where he focused on deal origination, investment evaluation and execution, and portfolio management. Prior to joining Rastegar Equity Partners, Mr. Manoogian was a Senior Financial Analyst at Office Depot Corporation, where he was involved in the M&A activity, financial modeling, and financing. Mr. Manoogian received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University with honors, and a J.D. and M.B.A from the University of Toledo.

Steven Lee

Vice President

Mr. Lee is responsible for asset management, pricing evaluations, and deal sourcing. Mr. Lee is also highly involved in all aspects of aircraft and aircraft engine technical analysis. In addition, Mr. Lee tracks lease returns and asset repair oversight, having an extensive background in engineering and the aviation industry. Mr. Lee has been with Flight Lease since inception, and has assisted to acquire and successfully market 44+ aviation assets.


Vice President

Mr. Cavanaugh is responsible for underwriting, portfolio management, and investor relations. Mr. Cavanaugh also serves a key role in working with Flight Lease's institutional investors, including client development and portfolio reporting functions. Prior to joining Flight Lease, Mr. Cavanaugh was a partner in several asset management firms, including Nutmeg Partners, where he managed over $500 million in assets.

Ryan Euell


Ryan is responsible for overseeing all accounting and operations for the Fund. Ryan is the Financial Controller of Flight Lease Master Fund I, LP on behalf of Vanterra Capital LLC. Ryan has over ten years of global private equity accounting experience. Previously, he was Controller at Quadrangle Group, LLC, a private equity firm. His primary role was to oversee all accounting and operations for the firm’s private equity funds. Prior to that, he was a Senior Accountant at Citigroup (Citi Private Equity Services). Ryan began his career with Citigroup in the Private Equity Services managing fund administration for various private equity funds. Ryan received his B.A. with a concertation in Accountancy and a Masters in Accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

Jared Perlman


Mr. Perlman is responsible for underwriting, evaluating, executing, and monitoring investments. Prior to joining Flight Lease, Jared worked as a Senior Analyst at Validor Capital, a lower middle market, industrial-focused private investment firm, where he was active in the origination, evaluation, and execution of new investments, as well as the monitoring of portfolio companies. Prior to joining Validor Capital, Jared held various roles in corporate finance, including assisting with M&A and capital-raising transactions at a boutique investment bank. Mr. Perlman received a dual B.S. in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University and an M.S.F from Villanova University.

Nicolas Alzate


Mr. Alzate is responsible for creating marketing campaigns and deploying them to potential lessees. In addition, he conducts market research on aviation equipment to gauge market demand and assists the Managing Partners in the bidding and negotiation process for available aviation equipment. Mr. Alzate earned a B.A. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University with highest honors and completed FAU’s Financial Analyst Program.

Ted Alexander


Ted is a seasoned business executive with over 30 years of executive level management experience within South America and the United States. Ted currently heads Flight Lease’s business development activities throughout South America and the Central American regions. Ted’s responsibilities also include key client development efforts with this Region and supporting all facets of Flight Lease’s portfolio management efforts for aircraft and aircraft engines operating within the Region.

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