MANUEL E. CORDERO
CEO and President
Manuel E. Cordero is President and CEO of Cusco Aviation, LLC, an Aircraft and Engine Trading, Asset Management, and Technical Services Company which he recently founded. Prior to founding Cusco Aviation, Manuel was responsible for the Technical Department at Jackson Square Aviation as their Senior Vice President Technical Services. He was also part of the team who founded Sky Holding and Jackson Square Aviation. Prior to joining Jackson Square Aviation, Manuel led the Technical teams at Sky Holding Company and Pegasus Aviation Finance company in San Francisco, California. Earlier during his career he also held senior technical roles at AWAS, Aeroperu , Americana de Aviacion and Aerochasqui.
During his various tenures, Manuel has provided expert advice on all technical and commercial aspects of lease, purchase and sale transactions and has had oversight of the leased aircraft assets. He has also managed all Maintenance Reserve Claims and approvals for modifications, and major maintenance events. Manuel also led transition efforts related to over 250 aircraft delivery, redeliveries and early terminations. His 30 + year experience in the Aviation industry has provided him with a wealth of experience in the field of aircraft leasing from both the Lessee and Lessor’s perspective.
Manuel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fluid Dynamics, an FAA Commercial Pilot license and an FAA Certified Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics license; all obtained at the University of Illinois.
Senior Marketing and Commercial Advisor
Dave Thompson is an aircraft leasing professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. He has held leadership roles in some of the most prominent companies in the aircraft leasing space. Most recently, he worked as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer for Sky Holding/Sky Leasing from 2010-2017. Prior to Sky, Dave was EVP for Skyworks Leasing. From 1994-2006, Dave was Managing Director with GATX Air, the aircraft leasing unit of GATX which was acquired by Macquarie AirFinance.
Dave holds a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College.
Senior Advisor Business Development
Senior Operations and Technical Advisor
VP Sales and Marketing Central and South America
VP Sales and Marketing, North America
Philip Doyle is Vice President Sales and Marketing North America for Cusco Aviation, LLC, an Aircraft and Engine Trading and Asset Management; and Technical Services Company. Prior to his position with Cusco Aviation, Philip was a Business Support and Finance Analyst with Jackson Square Aviation, in Dublin, Ireland. Within this position, Philip was responsible for supporting Technical, Marketing and Credit departments. Prior to joining Jackson Square Aviation, Philip was a Sales and Marketing Analyst for CIT Aerospace International, also based in Dublin, Ireland, where he supported the Marketing department.
During his previous positions, Philip’s responsibilities included providing aircraft lease pricing, coordinating aircraft deliveries with various departments, assisting on aircraft novations, carrying out aircraft and market technical analysis and providing credit analysis on new transactions.
Philip holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese and International Business from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.