Ron joined Azorra in May 2021. Azorra is a clean sheet leasing company focusing on regional, crossover and small narrowbody jets and is backed by Oaktree Capital Management. Ron is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Azorra, executing the strategic plan and maintaining the OEM relationships.
Prior to joining Azorra, Ron was Senior Vice President of Global Leasing and Strategy for Embraer Commercial Aviation. Ron was responsible for managing Embraer’s lessors globally and developing sales strategies to increase commercial aviation sales.
Prior to joining Embraer, Ron work for United / Continental Airlines where he was most recently the Vice President of Fleet. Ron was responsible for all aspects of fleet planning, aircraft acquisition and disposition for United’s mainline and regional aircraft. During Ron’s twenty-seven years at Continental / United Airlines, Ron acquired more than 750 new aircraft and sold / returned a similar number of aircraft.
Ron is an Aeronautical Engineer from Georgia Tech and has an MBA from California State University. Ron is married with two kids and lives in Chicago.