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

  • Director of Underwriting & Portfolio Management at Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation
  • Joined Echo Aviation Leasing in 2018 as a Financial Analyst
  • 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 CFA 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

Jarrod Burton

  • Senior Vice-President – Helicopter & Turbo Propeller Financing at Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation
  • Joined Echo Aviation Leasing 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

Fernand P. Croisetiere

  • Currently Vice President of Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions at Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation.
  • Currently Co-Founder & Vice President of Société d’aménagement du Parc des Îles de la Paix since 2000.
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable across all sectors of the general aviation industry.
  • Former Director of Business Development – Eastern Canada at AirSprint Inc. – A Canadian-based fractional aircraft ownership operator.
  • Founder and President of GUUD Inc. from 2001 – 2012 – A business aircraft management and charter company.
  • Started his career in the US printing industry while migrating to the Canadian market. (Transcontinental Inc., Imprimeries Quebecor Inc., Datamark Graphics Inc.)
  • Fernand studied at HEC at the University of Montréal.

René Faustin

  • Currently Vice President of Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions at Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation.
  • 15+ years in luxury hospitality and property management in Florida, USA. René has collected an array of experience and developed a strong network of global business leaders, Corporate Jet and Yacht owners, World-Class Entrepreneurs, Socialites, and various other High-Net Worth Individuals.
  • Founder and Owner of Iron & Steam – Miami & Fort Lauderdale. A market leader in the Wet Cleaning and Steam Ironing Industry.
  • René studied at the Miami Dade College in General Marketing and Management as well as at the Goal Coast School of Real Estate

Alexandra Tremblay

  • Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator at Echo Aviation Leasing Corporation

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