Tony Bergeron

  • Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation
  • Former Business Leader and Co-Founder of Element Aviation Finance
    • Reached milestone of $2.5Bn and more than 200 aircraft in just over 4 years
    • Awarded New Financier award at the 2014 International Corporate Jet & Helicopter Conference
  • Acquired more than 20 years of commercial banking and equipment finance experience including 14 years with GE Capital Canada where he served as Senior Vice President, Aircraft Finance Group at GE Capital Canada from 2006 to 2011
    • Doubled the size of GE Capital’s Canadian Aircraft portfolio up to $1.5Bn from 2006 to 2009
    • Previously held various strategic positions at GE Capital Canada in the General Aviation, Transportation, Construction and Manufacturing industry segments
  • Started his career at the National Bank of Canada, where he worked from 1990 to 1997
  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Economics) and a MBA from Laval University

Frederic Larue

  • Partner and Co-Founder of Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation
  • Senior Business Origination Executive at Element Aviation Finance from 2012 to 2016
    • Originated and closed over $1 billion in financing and leasing transactions
    • Strong expertise in general aviation led to the development of new markets: cargo aircraft, fractional ownership, and inventory financing
  • Former Sales Leader at GE Capital Canada
    • Managed national vendor finance programs in the Aviation, Transportation & Construction markets
    • Originated and closed over $90 million of average annual volume
  • Earned both a BA and a Master degree in Economics from Université de Montréal

Maxime Gaudreau

  • Joined Echo Aviation Leasing in 2018 as a Financial Analyst and was then promoted to Director of Underwriting & Portfolio Management
  • Began working as an Account Executive at TATA Communication, Ltd., Canada and assisted in the origination & growth of the company’s top 300 B2B customer accounts primarily focusing on the South American region. Assisted with the launch and implementation of 4G LTE internet in under-served markets of Latin America.
  • Began career at National Bank of Canada in Human Resources and assisted with the development and growth of mandatory employee training and certifications
  • Currently a Chartered Financial Analyst Level I Candidate
  • Earned a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, with a Major in International Business from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University
  • Led the largest undergraduate commerce student association in Canada and managed an annual portfolio of $2.2m

Zoran Bratuljevic

  • Over 30 years of extensive experience in the Aviation Sector including Commercial Operations, Cargo, Fuel, Charters, Aircraft sales & Acquisition and Private Jets
  • Began at Echo Aviation Leasing in 2019 as Senior Vice President – Aircraft Sales & Acquisition
  • Held position of President and COO of Starlink Aviation, Canada from 2012 until 2019
  • Began at Starlink Aviation, Canada in 2005 as General Manager and soon after promoted to Senior Vice President
  • Senior Broker for Worldwide Charters in Ontario, Canada
  • Director of Sales and Marketing for Sunworld Airlines in 2003 based in Kentucky, US
  • Director of Latin America for ICC Canada Air Cargo in 1999 based in Mexico
  • Director of Operations for Chile Inter in Chile in 1998

Jarrod Burton

  • Joined Echo Aviation Leasing as Senior Vice-President in 2019 with over 15 years of experience in the structured finance and leasing industry
  • Held Vice-President, Originations positions with Waypoint Leasing & Element Financial Corporation from 2012 to 2019
  • Co-founder of Element Aviation Finance along with Tony Bergeron and Frederic Larue
  • Began aviation lending career at GE Capital as a Regional Structuring Manager in 2005 and joined the Aviation Finance Team as Senior Aviation Account Manager in 2008
  • Originated and closed over $1B in financing and leasing transactions since 2012 and developed vendor finance programs with aircraft manufacturers
  • Began commercial lending career with CIBC as a Senior Business Advisor from 2002 to 2005
  • Holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Victoria & a Financial Management Advisor Designation from the Canadian Securities Institute

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