June 15, 2021
Vmo Aircraft Leasing Expands Executive Team with Appointment of Capital Markets Leader
SAN FRANCISCO--Vmo Aircraft Leasing (“Vmo”), a San Francisco-based aircraft leasing company, announced today the appointment of Meghan O’Connor to the newly created role of Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Markets. O’Connor will oversee corporate finance transactions and capital markets activities for the lessor’s fast-growing platform.
“With Meghan, we are welcoming yet another proven leader to our growing management team,” commented Robert Brown, Vmo Aircraft Leasing Chief Executive Officer, adding that the expanded team is focused on building up Vmo’s position in the marketplace and executing on its strategy to tap into market opportunities as the industry begins to rebound.
O’Connor, who joins Vmo from Citi where she was Managing Director in the industrials corporate and investment banking group, brings an impressive track record of conducting transactions for transportation clients across the airline, aircraft leasing, and shipping sectors.
“Meghan’s tremendous talent and capital markets expertise will pave the way for the continued deepening of our relationships with existing corporate and investing partners, while spearheading initiatives to expand Vmo’s capital markets presence, progress portfolio diversification, and advance environmental, social, and governance-related efforts,” said Sean Sullivan, Vmo Aircraft Leasing Chief Commercial Officer.
During nearly a decade and a half at Citi, working from both the New York and London offices, O’Connor coordinated the execution of highly structured debt financing transactions for aviation clients, including public bond and loan issuances for U.S. airline and aircraft lessors, ABS and EETC transactions, and pre-delivery payment facilities.
“I am thrilled to be joining the business during such an unprecedented period for the industry,” said Meghan O’Connor, Vmo Aircraft Leasing Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Markets. “Vmo has tremendous momentum and I look forward to working collaboratively with our executive team to support the global airline industry’s recovery by working alongside carriers, lessors, and investors to provide flexible and efficient financial solutions that meet the aviation community’s evolving needs.”
O’Connor holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business. She is a member of ISTAT and Advancing Women in Aviation Roundtable, and has participated in the “Women on Wall Street” series.
About Vmo Aircraft Leasing
Vmo Aircraft Leasing (“Vmo”) is a U.S.-based commercial aircraft lessor launched in January 2021 by a team of aviation industry veterans and private equity funds managed by Ares Management Corporation. www.vmoair.com