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Vistra Ireland appoints three new senior hires to its Aviation arm (Canyon CTS) to bolster their growing Capital Markets Aviation business

Vistra Ireland appoints three new senior hires to its Aviation arm (Canyon CTS) to bolster their growing Capital Markets Aviation business.

Ireland, 23 June 2022: Vistra, one of the world’s leading providers of expert advisory and administrative support to Fund, Corporate, Capital Markets, and Private Wealth clients announced today the appointment of three new senior hires to lead their Capital Markets Aviation business, Canyon CTS.

Vistra Ireland, through its Aviation arm Canyon CTS (“Canyon”), is a capital markets and corporate business service provider for structured finance deals and corporate restructuring support in relation to the aircraft leasing industry, including Asset-Backed Securitisation (“ABS”).

Cliona O’Faolain joined Vistra Ireland on 30 May 2022 as Head of Aviation. She has spent the past 14 years at Wilmington Trust in Ireland, since 2017 as Head of Ireland, Managing Director, specialising on the aviation side of the business. Prior to WT, Cliona held numerous leadership roles at Deutsche Bank. Cliona holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from University College Dublin and Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance from Law Society of Ireland.

Paul Griffin joined Vistra Ireland on 13 June 2022 as Director, Aviation. Paul was previously a Senior Vice President at Maples Group where he managed their aviation backed securitisation portfolio along with other aircraft leasing platforms. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Specialising in Accountancy from Dublin Institute of Technology, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a Diploma in Aviation and Leasing from Law Society of Ireland.

Aoife Conneely joined Vistra Ireland on 13 June 2022 as Director, Aviation. Previously, Aoife held roles within the Global Aviation team in Investec Bank Plc including Financial Controller of aircraft leasing platforms and funds, Aviation Operation Specialist and holding AOE/SPV Board Directorships. Most recently Aoife was in the Finance function of Airborne Capital Limited. She has nearly a decade’s worth of experience in the aviation space. Aoife holds a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Bachelor of Business Studies in Accounting from the University of Limerick.

Chris Burton, Country Managing Director, Vistra Ireland shared, “I am delighted to bring on board three new senior leaders of this calibre to help propel our Aviation business forward. Canyon CTS is an important, strategic business for Vistra as we continue to see growth in the aviation industry. Cliona, Paul and Aoife each bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and I am confident they will help strengthen our presence and client offering and service in Ireland and beyond.”

Vistra Ireland delivers professional services to clients in the Capital Markets (Aviation and Securitisation) and Corporate sectors. Vistra has over 160 industry professionals operating out of offices in Dublin and Shannon.  

For more information on our Aviation business services, please contact Vistra’s Head of Commercial in Ireland, Peter Squires, at [email protected]

 

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