About Castlelake

Our Team

We pride ourselves on having a culture that is distinctly different from many private investment firms – one that prizes authenticity, creativity, collaboration and confidentiality.

Aviation Marketing, Trading & Transaction Management

Otto Verhoeff

Co-Head of Aviation, Chief Commercial Officer & Partner
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Chris Buckley

Head of Marketing, Aviation
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Jeanette Delehanty

Head of Transaction Management, Aviation
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Neil McCrossan

Head of Trading, Aviation
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Sankalp Garg

Senior VP Aircraft Marketing
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June Raj

Senior VP Aircraft Marketing & Trading
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Stephen Flynn

VP Aircraft Marketing & Trading
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Michael Hackett

VP Aircraft Marketing
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Sigfus Olafsson

VP Aircraft Marketing
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Chris Pelly

VP Aircraft Marketing
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Kate Pierse

VP Aircraft Marketing
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George Teeuwen

VP Aircraft Marketing
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Graeme Dodd

VP Trading, Aviation
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Stuart MacGregor

VP Trading, Aviation
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Otto Verhoeff

Otto Verhoeff

Co-Head of Aviation, Chief Commercial Officer & Partner

Mr. Verhoeff joined Castlelake in 2012 and is co-head of the Aviation team. He became a partner of the firm in 2018. Mr. Verhoeff has managerial responsibility for origination, leasing and marketing efforts, as well as aircraft and engine trading and transaction management. Mr. Verhoeff has worked in the Aviation industry for more than 15 years. Over the course of his career, he has gained experience working with more than 300 airlines and aircraft lessors in more than 50 countries through lease placements, aircraft sales and lease backs, and other investment and acquisition projects. Mr. Verhoeff has also been instrumental in the development of Castlelake’s internal aircraft servicing infrastructure and platform.

Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Verhoeff was with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. In his latest role at KLM, he served as Regional Sales Director North America for KLM Engineering & Maintenance/Air France Industries, where he was primarily responsible for leading the Sales department. There, Mr. Verhoeff’s experience included the successful sales integration of a locally-acquired subsidiary. In this function, Mr. Verhoeff interacted on a global level with airlines, lessors, brokers and MROs. Prior to his expatriation to the U.S., Mr. Verhoeff, a Dutch native, was based in the KLM Amsterdam offices where he managed various airframe, training and aircraft engine sales programs for third party airlines. Mr. Verhoeff attended Erasmus University of Rotterdam, focusing on business administration.

Chris Buckley

Head of Marketing, Aviation

Mr. Buckley joined Castlelake in 2015 and is head of the Aviation Marketing team, focused on originating aviation investment opportunities globally. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Buckley spent five years at Danish Air Transport. In this role, he served as vice president of business development, where he was responsible for the airline’s wet and dry leasing, as well as aircraft acquisition and sales. Prior to 2010, Mr. Buckley worked for Hunt and Palmer, a global aircraft charter company, where he completed placements in Paris, Hong Kong, Australia and London. While at Hunt and Palmer, he specialized in aircraft charter brokering on executive and commercial aircraft, as well as aircraft sales and leasing, managing relationships with clients and airlines on all levels internationally. Mr. Buckley received his B.A. in business economics from the University of Exeter.

Jeanette Delehanty

Head of Transaction Management, Aviation

Ms. Delehanty joined Castlelake in 2020 and is head of the Aviation Transaction Management team, focused on managing aviation leasing and trading transactions, and other legal activities. Prior to joining Castlelake, Ms. Delehanty was Head of Transaction Negotiation with CDB Aviation, where she focused on negotiation of aviation leasing and trading transactions. Ms. Delehanty received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. Ms. Delehanty is admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England & Wales (active).

Neil McCrossan

Head of Trading, Aviation

Mr. McCrossan joined Castlelake in 2014 and is head of the Aviation Trading team, focused on managing our global aircraft and engine trading activity. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. McCrossan managed GE Capital Aviation Services’ lease engine portfolio where he served as the marketing team’s global business lead for commercial decisions around their lease pool including forecasting, acquisitions, disposals and pricing. Prior to GE Capital Aviation Services, Mr. McCrossan served as a sales director at AAR Corporation where he covered the majority of European accounts for AAR’s supply chain and engine trading activity. Mr. McCrossan received his B.S. from Northampton University in psychology.

Sankalp Garg

Senior VP Aircraft Marketing

Mr. Garg joined Castlelake in 2018 and is part of the Aviation Marketing team, focused on aircraft marketing and business development in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Castlelake, Sankalp was with Avation in Singapore where his responsibilities included aircraft leasing, origination, lessee management and trading activity across markets. Before joining Avation, Mr. Garg was with Aircastle. Mr. Garg is a science graduate with honors in mathematics and qualified in finance from Harvard Business School in the U.S. He is conversational in French.

June Raj

Senior VP Aircraft Marketing & Trading

Ms. Raj joined Castlelake in 2019 and is part of the Aviation Marketing and Trading team, focused on aircraft marketing and business development along with aircraft and engine trading. Most recently, Ms. Raj was an Executive Director, Structured Finance and Aviation Finance & Leasing for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. There, Ms. Raj was responsible for client origination, deal structuring and document negotiation. Prior to Standard Chartered, Ms. Raj worked in the Debt Capital Markets group at the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Raj was a Regional Marketing Manager for Singapore Airlines. Ms. Raj received her B.S. in economics with first class honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is fluent in Mandarin.

Stephen Flynn

VP Aircraft Marketing & Trading

Mr. Flynn joined Castlelake in 2019 and is part of the Aviation Marketing and Trading team, focused on aircraft marketing and business development along with aircraft and engine trading. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Flynn was with GECAS Singapore, where he served as Commercial Manager on the helicopter finance and leasing team. In this role, he focused on business development, aircraft leasing and lessee management across North and South Asia Pacific. Mr. Flynn received his B.A. in economics and politics from University College Dublin, Ireland and a master’s degree in management from the Michael Smurfit Business School, Ireland. Mr. Flynn also holds a certificate in aviation leasing and finance from the Law Society of Ireland.

Michael Hackett

VP Aircraft Marketing

Mr. Hackett joined Castlelake in 2016 and is part of the Aviation Marketing team, focused on both aircraft and engine remarketing. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Hackett was with AerSale, where he focused on building new customer relationships, analyzing and pricing strategic listings for both sales, and purchasing of material. Prior to AerSale, Mr. Hackett was with GECAS, where he focused on data analytics and reporting. Mr. Hackett received his B.A. from the Limerick Institute of Technology in business studies.

Sigfus Olafsson

VP Aircraft Marketing

Mr. Olafsson joined Castlelake in 2015 and is part of the Aviation Marketing team, focused on aircraft remarketing and business development supporting the Aviation Underwriting team on opportunities in South America and Africa. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Olafsson was with Loftleidir Icelandic and Icelandair Group for 10 years. His focus was on the ACMI market and aircraft with maintenance support business mainly in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Mr. Olafsson has an M.Sc. in business administration from the University of Iceland.

Chris Pelly

VP Aircraft Marketing

Mr. Pelly joined Castlelake in 2016 and is part of the Aviation Marketing team, focused on aircraft remarketing and business development. Specifically, he concentrates on opportunities in Asia and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Pelly was with AeroTurbine, a wholly owned subsidiary of AerCap group as a vice president of sales. Based in Singapore and London, he was responsible for all engine leasing and trading activity for the company’s Asian and European markets. Before joining AeroTurbine, Mr. Pelly held roles at TES Aviation Group as a senior vice president in the commercial group, responsible for a global portfolio of leased aircraft engines, and as a market analyst for Rolls-Royce PLC. Mr. Pelly received his M.S. in project management from Manchester University and bachelor’s degrees in engineering and business management from the University of Birmingham.

Kate Pierse

VP Aircraft Marketing

Ms. Pierse joined Castlelake in 2019 and is part of the Aviation Marketing team, focused on aircraft marketing and business development. Prior to Castlelake, Ms. Pierse was with Aircastle, where she focused on remarketing of aircraft and origination of airline investment opportunities. Prior to Aircastle, Ms. Pierse was with Avolon, where she focused on various finance and accounting roles and a business analyst role with an emphasis on the analysis and assessment of all aircraft transactions. She received her bachelor’s degree in international commerce from University College Dublin. Ms. Pierse is a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants of Ireland.

George Teeuwen

VP Aircraft Marketing

Mr. Teeuwen joined Castlelake in 2015 and is part of the Aviation Marketing team, focused on aircraft and engine origination and remarketing. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Teeuwen served as propulsion engineering manager for Delta Air Lines where he was responsible for engine reliability, cost, regulatory compliance, configuration control, and MRO support. Mr. Teeuwen received his M.B.A. from Emory University Goizueta Business School and holds both a B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Graeme Dodd

VP Trading, Aviation

Mr. Dodd joined Castlelake in 2019 and is part of the Aviation Trading team, focused on trading aircraft and engines with counterparties in the EMEA region. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. Dodd was with TS&S Aerospace (part of Mubadala Aerospace Group) in Abu Dhabi, where he focused on developing new relationships with key airline accounts globally. Before TS&S, Mr. Dodd was with Rolls-Royce as a Sales Director, where he focused on selling Trent engines with TotalCare contracts to airlines in Asia-Pacific and greater China regions. Mr. Dodd received his M.Eng. from the University of Glasgow in mechanical engineering, with honors and a major in aeronautics.

Stuart MacGregor

VP Trading, Aviation

Mr. MacGregor joined Castlelake in 2017 and is part of the Aviation Trading team, focused on sales, leasing and trading activity for Castlelake’s global fleet of aircraft and engines. Prior to joining Castelake, Mr. MacGregor was an acquisitions manager at AerFin Limited and focused on sourcing and underwriting used aircraft and engines to support AerFin’s global material supply and trading programs. His experience at AerFin also included the position of sales manager, with regional responsibilities for the sell down of engine material. Before joining AerFin, Mr. MacGregor had been a member of the Aftermarket Commercial team at Zodiac Aerospace and held a sales and purchasing position at TES Aviation Group. Mr. MacGregor received his B.Sc. from Cardiff University in mathematics with first class honors. Mr. MacGregor is conversational in German.

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