Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Michael Gerhard Magnusson
Chief Executive Officer
Michael G. Magnusson was appointed to serve as AeroCentury's Chief Executive Officer, effective September 6, 2016. From 1982 until 2015, Magnusson was with Saab Aircraft Leasing, in positions of increasing responsibility, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2015. As Chief Executive Officer, Magnusson oversaw an aircraft portfolio of over $500 million and a 40 person staff. After leaving Saab, Magnusson was a founding partner of an independent consulting company that he will leave when he joins AeroCentury. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Magnusson is fluent in Swedish and English and conversant in Spanish. He earned his Masters of Aeronautical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and served in the Swedish army.
Christopher B. Tigno
General Counsel
Mr. Tigno is responsible for all legal matters of the Company and JMC and all of its related companies, including supervision of outside counsel, documentation of aircraft asset acquisition transactions and corporate and securities matters. He has also served as General Counsel of Structured Funding, Inc. since 2005 and of CMA since 1996. He joined the Company in 1997 and joined JMC and CMA in 1996. He was also Senior Counsel with the law firm of Wilson, Ryan & Campilongo from 1992 to 1996, and prior to that was associated with the law firm of Fenwick & West from 1988 to 1992 and the law firm of Morrison & Foerster from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Tigno received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and was admitted to the California Bar in 1986. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.
Harold M. Lyons
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lyons is the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Vice President-Finance, and Secretary. Mr. Lyons presently serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Company, and has been responsible for overseeing the Company’s tax accounting, tax analysis, acounting standards and research, and internal controls compliance under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act since 2003. Mr. Lyons has been employed by JetFleet Management Corp. (“JMC”), the management company for the Company’s assets that was acquired by and became a subsidiary of the Company in October 2018, and JMC-affiliated companies since 1992. Mr. Lyons was previously a Manager in the Tax Department of Coopers & Lybrand, Certified Public Accountants and, before that, Mr. Lyons was a Manager in the Tax Department of Arthur Young & Co., Certified Public Accountants. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (specializing in Accounting and Applied Economics) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (specializing in finance and management science) from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Lyons is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (and its Tax Section) and the California Society of Public Accountants.

Board of Directors

David Paul Wilson
Mr. Wilson has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Audit Committee since February 2015. Mr. Wilson retired in 2014 from General Electric Capital Aviation Services (“GECAS”), where he was most recently a Senior Vice President, concentrating on asset sales and aircraft securitizations to a worldwide investor base. Prior to his 21-year tenure at GECAS, Mr. Wilson held positions as a product specialist and in aircraft finance marketing at Citicorp's Equipment Finance and Leasing Division. Prior to joining Citicorp in 1985, Mr. Wilson held various financial positions at De Lange Landen (formerly Master Lease Corp.) and Air Products. Mr. Wilson started his career with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young in 1977. Mr. Wilson received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Finance from Boston College in 1977 and a MS/MBA in Finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 1983.
Michael Gerhard Magnusson
Michael G. Magnusson was appointed to serve as AeroCentury's Chief Executive Officer, effective September 6, 2016. From 1982 until 2015, Magnusson was with Saab Aircraft Leasing, in positions of increasing responsibility, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2015. As Chief Executive Officer, Magnusson oversaw an aircraft portfolio of over $500 million and a 40 person staff. After leaving Saab, Magnusson was a founding partner of an independent consulting company that he will leave when he joins AeroCentury. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Magnusson is fluent in Swedish and English and conversant in Spanish. He earned his Masters of Aeronautical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and served in the Swedish army.
Roy E. Hahn
Mr. Hahn is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and has served on the Board since 2007. Mr. Hahn is currently Managing Director of Marbridge Group, LLC, an alternative investment management firm he founded in 2004. Prior to his founding of Marbridge Group, LLC, he was Managing Director of Chenery Associates, an investment management firm. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Hahn was a tax partner at Coopers & Lybrand, and a Director of that firm from 1989 to 1993. Prior to Coopers & Lybrand, he was a partner at Arthur Young & Co. His educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University. Mr. Hahn, who is a certified public accountant, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Toni M. Perazzo
Chairman
Ms. Perazzo has served as Director of AeroCentury Corp. since the Company’s inception in 1997. She was named Chair in June 2020. She was the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Senior Vice President-Finance and Secretary until December 2019. She previously held those same positions with JetFleet Management Corp ('JMC'), the management company for AeroCentury Corp., from 1994, and CMA Consolidated, Inc. ('CMA'), an investment management firm which is no longer active, from 1990. Prior to joining CMA in 1990, she was Assistant Vice President for a savings and loan, controller of an oil and gas syndicator and a senior auditor with Arthur Young & Co., Certified Public Accountants. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Ms. Perazzo, who is a certified public accountant, is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Evan M. Wallach
Mr. Wallach is a member of the Audit Committee and has served on the Board since 1997. Mr. Wallach served as Chairman of the Board from May 2016 until June 2020. Mr. Wallach is President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Airfinance Services, Inc., an aviation consulting business he founded in 1998 and returned to in June 2012. From December 2009 until June 2012, Mr. Wallach was Managing Director, Aviation/Transportation Markets at Jefferies & Company, Inc. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Wallach was a Managing Director, Airline/Aircraft Securities Sales at Guggenheim Capital Markets, LLC, a securities broker/dealer. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Managing Director, Fixed Income Institutional Sales, at Piper Jaffray LLC, and from 1998 to 2001 he served as Vice President, Finance of C-S Aviation Inc., an aviation consulting firm. Mr. Wallach has specialized in aircraft and airline financing for over thirty years, having held senior level positions with The CIT Group, Bankers Trust Company, Kendall Capital Partners, Drexel Burnham Lambert, and American Express Aircraft Leasing. Mr. Wallach received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
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