Nicolas Finazzo is a co-founder and the Executive Chairman of Miami-based AerSale, Inc. (“AerSale”), an integrated global provider of commercial aircraft, engines, USM parts, MRO and engineering services. Finazzo has over 30 years of aviation experience in air carrier operations, M&A, corporate finance and legal, having founded and/or owned FAR Part 135 scheduled passenger air carrier Air Florida Commuter/Southern Express Airways, and FAR Part 121 charter passenger air carriers XTRA Airways and Sky King/Songbird. He has also served as Vice President & General Counsel of Miami-based aviation companies Greenwich Air Services (succeeded by GE Engine Services), International Air Leases, and AeroThrust. Prior to his current role as the head of AerSale, Finazzo co-founded Miami-based AeroTurbine, which he merged with AerCap and was taken public in 2006. AerCap is the global leader in commercial aircraft leasing.
Finazzo holds a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, and holds an Airframe & Powerplant rating issued by the FAA.