Vistra Ireland strengthens its leadership team and positions its Capital Markets Aviation and Securitisation business for accelerated growth

4 May 2023
Ireland, 04 May 2023: Vistra, one of the world’s leading providers of expert advisory and administrative support to Fund, Corporate, Capital Markets, and Private Wealth clients announced that it has strengthened its leadership team in Ireland with the appointment of Brid Gurnett and Stephen McCormack, positioning its Capital Markets Aviation and Securitisation business for accelerated growth.

Stephen McCormack joins Vistra Ireland as Head of Securitisation. With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, Stephen held roles at Standard Bank and JP Morgan and corporate service providers including Zedra and JTC Group where he advised UHNW families, international corporates, and sovereign wealth funds spanning multiple jurisdictions including Jersey, GCC, Africa and South Asia. Stephen has considerable experience forming and administering international private and corporate wealth structures. 
Brid Gurnett joins Vistra Ireland as Commercial Director, Aviation. With more than a 30 year career span in the aircraft leasing sector, she has previously held roles with General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), where she was responsible for a significant aircraft, engine and customer portfolio. Brid brings in-depth regional knowledge and excellent professional connections with key market players. 
Cliona O’Faolain, Managing Director, Vistra Ireland shared, “I am delighted to welcome Brid and Stephen to the Capital Markets team. They join us at an exciting time as we continue to build and grow our Capital Markets presence in Ireland. As senior leaders, Stephen and Brid bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our team and our clients. I am confident they will help strengthen our presence, client offering and service in Ireland and further afield.”

Vistra Ireland delivers professional services to clients in the Capital Markets (Aviation and Securitisation) and Corporate sectors. It provides structured finance deals and corporate restructuring support in relation to the aircraft leasing industry, including Asset-Backed Securitisation (“ABS”). Vistra has over 160 industry professionals operating out of offices in Dublin and Shannon.  

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