The JetLoan Capital Team
Meet The Experts
Sam has more than 30 years of loan origination experience in the banking industry and has focused exclusively on aircraft finance since 1995.
- Over $2 Billion in aircraft transactions.
- 1997 – Started The Corporate Aviation Group for Provident Bank and worked primarily in sales and marketing for 14 years through the National City and PNC acquisitions. During this time, he was involved in originating hundreds of aircraft loans and participated in workouts, repossessions, and other aspects of portfolio management.
- 2010 – He founded Aviation Advisors Group, an independent aircraft finance origination company.
- 2014 – Founded JetLease Capital to specialize in funding and originating aircraft loans from turboprops to large cabin aircraft.
- 2017 – Started JetLoan Capital to better reflect what the company does as a fully independent loan originator.
Sam is a member of the Liaison Committee for the South Florida Business Aviation Association.
Sam and his family currently reside in Stuart, FL.
Director Of Marketing
Michael manages the marketing activities of the business. Michael is a Flagler College graduate; he studied Business, Marketing and Law. He strives to combine his passion for the aviation industry with a successful business career. Michael dedicated his childhood to the Boy Scouts of America and his journey to Eagle Scout included frequent volunteer work, and involvement in the community.
Michael was born and raised in Horsham, Pennsylvania until his family relocated to Jensen Beach, Florida. Michael enjoys spending his time fishing, boating, and flying airplanes.
Samantha started with JetLoan Capital in 2017 assisting in marketing, managing the CRM data base, and working transactions. Her previous experience includes working in the private aviation industry as a sales associate selling mid to light jets and working as a CSR at Atlantic Aviation. Her passion for aviation extends beyond the work environment as she is a Private Pilot as well.
Jennifer manages customer accounts as well as assists in the day to day operations of the business. Jennifer’s career in aviation began over ten years ago when she started at Atlantic Aviation and ultimately became a customer service supervisor, managing customer relations at the FBO in Stuart, Florida. Jennifer’s expertise in the customer relations sector of the industry translates well to the finance sector at JetLoan Capital and furthers her passion for aviation.
Jennifer was born and raised in White Plains, New York until she relocated to Florida in 2009. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her French Bull Dog; Louis Macaroni and also enjoys health, fitness, and shopping.
Kenneth has served in financial capacities for over 20 years assuming positions ranging from entrepreneur of his own startup distribution company to being the Chief Operating Officer of a well-respected consulting firm for institutional investors. He deals with firms in alternative finance primarily consisting of private equity funds, hedge funds and family offices where he has successfully developed an alternative investment fund administration platform that assumes the administrative responsibilities for his clients. Through his involvement with these alternative investment sources he has sourced and structured financing solutions for Corporate and Commercial Aircraft opportunities and brings his alternative experience to JLC.
Kenneth attended Florida International University in Miami majoring in Finance.
Kenneth has served as treasurer on the board for the CFA Society of South Florida (CFASFL) and as a member of the Florida Alternative Investment Association (FLAIA). Kenneth is also a member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) and serves as Managing Director of the Miami Family Office Association (MIAFOA).
Kenneth and his family currently reside in Boca Raton, FL.
Director, Aircraft Financing
Remembering Our Colleague Melanie Malanowski
Melanie was instrumental in helping us start and grow JetLoan Capital.
Her work ethic and love for her clients was second to none, and she was always giving of her time to help anyone in the company.
Her passing is a huge personal loss and a loss to the business as well. We will always be thankful to her and remember her fondly.
JetLoan Capital President, Sam Harris