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We certainly don’t believe in 'one size fits all’ when it comes to business aircraft loans for our clients. We have more flexible lending guidelines to accommodate the unique needs of very wealthy buyers.
Ford leads our team of aircraft experts and brings more than 15 years of business aviation experience to our clients—a combination of his background of 25 years of aviation experience flying privately, in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol with 30 years of banking and finance.
Ford is a licensed pilot with more than 2,500 hours of total time and has flown a variety of different turbine and piston aircraft. Previously, he was vice president of business aviation finance for Merrill Lynch Capital and GMAC Commercial Finance. Prior to that, he was vice president of capital transactions at Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.
Ford began his career in the credit analyst training program at Chemical Bank and holds a joint history and environmental studies degree, cum laude, from the University of Vermont.
Our in-house aircraft finance business assists clients with evaluating their travel needs, identifying aircraft options, and structuring and financing aircraft acquisitions and refinancings.