Chairman, President and CEO
John Luth is the founding partner and chief executive of the Seabury Group. Mr. Luth leads major aviation and aerospace advisory assignments, and has advised on over $50 billion of new aircraft orders, over $30 billion of debt and equity capital transactions, and led airline restructurings involving over $50 billion of obligations.
Most recently, Mr. Luth led an out-of-court restructuring for Republic Airways’ regional jet subsidiary, Chautauqua Airlines (2012), and Frontier Airlines (2011), assisted a major Middle East carrier with respect to NewGen widebody orders (2011), and completed a highly successful NewGen widebody aircraft campaign for Cathay Pacific Airways (in 2010), the later resulting in Cathay ordering 30 firm A350s and six firm 777s. Mr. Luth led similar efforts for Air Canada leading to an order of 60 firm and option 787s and 18/18 firm/option 777s and assisted US Airways on renegotiating billions of new aircraft orders (2010). In 2009, Mr. Luth led capital raises for Air Canada ($1.0 billion) that was coupled with a $500 million annual cost reduction program organized and directed by Seabury, and raised $1.1 billion that year for US Airways Group Inc. in the midst of a global credit crisis. Mr. Luth also completed in 2009 successful M&A assignments for two smaller US carriers. He led the Northwest Airlines’ financial restructuring (2005-2007), including securing $750 million of new equity, $1.2 billion of exit debt financing and restructuring of over $10 billion of debt and lease obligations.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Solutions
Bijoy Mechery joined the Seabury Group in January 2002 as a Managing Director as well as Chief Executive Officer of Seabury’s IT software consulting and development firm, Seabury Enterprise Solutions, LLC (SES). SES provides comprehensive IT consulting services to Seabury’s aviation and private equity clients including vendor selection, IT spend analysis and improvement and IT due diligence. SES has also developed a suite of proprietary, cross industry, decision support and analysis applications including what Seabury believes to be the most robust and comprehensive airline enterprise assessment software (Seabury’s Airline Performance Analysis System, or “APAS”).
Managing Director and Head of Specialists Funds and Financial Solutions
Margaret Chan joined Seabury in December 2001 as head of Seabury’s office in Los Angeles and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the firm’s Structured Financial products, Specialty Finance and Financial Solutions. Ms. Chan has more than 20 years of experience in diverse public and private transactions. As a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch, and co-founder of Cargill/O'Brien Partners, Ms. Chan structured a wide range of transactions involving innovative financing strategies.
Executive Director and Actuary
Chong Chan is an insurance and financial expert with 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has earned the Fellow of the Society of Actuaries designation, as well as the Fellow of the Life Management Institute designation. Prior to joining Seabury in 2004, Mr. Chan co-founded Answer Financial Inc, an on-line insurance brokerage company. For the last seven years, Mr. Chan and his partner raised over $195 million of equity capital from institutional investors, and built Answer into a national, full-service insurance agency that markets 14 lines of products to consumers using a multi-channel distribution platform.
Life Product Specialist
Tony joined Seabury in January 2006 and is responsible for underwriting and pricing individual life settlement policies. Tony has an extensive background in the Life and Health Insurance industry dating back to 1998. As a Life Specialist for Seabury, Tony currently works with the major life settlement brokers providers to price and source life settlement policies. He also conducts in-depth analysis and risk assessments of the life expectancies of the insured parties. Tony overseas the acquisition and disposition of assets under management.
Joseph joined Seabury in January 2006 as our Los Angeles Office Manager, responsible for the administration of assets under management, including life settlement portfolios. Joseph is an experienced operation executive. Prior to joining Seabury, Joseph was Chief Operation Officer of Cels Enterprises Inc., an international OEM shoe manufacturer whose business is private labels and licenses to clients such as Wal-Mart, Sears, Nine West, Ross, Nordstrom & Macy’s.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ingargiola is the President and CEO of Seabury Financial Solutions and the founder of the FXone trading platform architect and lead inventor on the company's its pending patent. Prior to establishing FXone, Mr. Ingargiola was the founder and CTO of Alphacet, a technology spin-off from the University of California. Alphacet became a leading institutional algorithmic trading platform. Mr. Ingargiola was the platform architect and lead inventor on the company's key US patent. Mr. Ingargiola serves as a Director on the Seabury Financial Solutions LLC Board of Directors with his colleagues from Seabury Group LLC and its broker-dealer affiliate SeaCap Securities LLC.
Mr. Marvin is the ground breaking leader of product development for Seabury Financial Solutions and the FXone platform, and co-inventor on Seabury Financial Solution's pending patent. Prior to FXone, he was the VP of Engineering, Lead Developer for Alphacet, a leading institutional algorithmic trading platform vendor, where he was responsible for implementing product design, including the company's patented user interface which made it possible to create arbitrary algorithmic trading strategies without programming through drag-and-drop, flow-diagram based design while choosing from data objects and thousands of mathematical, statistical, technical indicator and other functions. Mr. Marvin holds a MS and BA in Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Development Team Leader, Data and Trading
Mr. Gaziev is the lead developer on all market data and trade execution functionality, where his deep experience in high frequency, low latency trading system design and implementation as well as his extensive mathematics background gives FXone an edge in the market. Previously, Mr. Gaziev was Development Team Leader, Data and Trading for Alphacet, a leading algorithmic trading platform vendor, where he developed all market data and trading connections and many server side components of the company's distributed system. Before joining Alphacet, he was North American Development Team Leader for Orc Software, a leading algorithmic trading platform vendor. Mr. Gaziev holds a MS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Ph.D. candidate), Lomonosov Moscow State University.