Kevin McDonald serves as Chief Executive Officer for Jackson Square Aviation (JSA), based in San Francisco. He also sits on the Company’s Board of Directors. Kevin and Chris Dailey jointly oversee the Company’s strategic vision and business development. Kevin maintains primary responsibility for the Company’s Capital Markets, Legal, Risk Management, Technical Services and Operations Departments. Prior to taking the CEO position on January 1, 2019 he served as JSA’s Executive Vice President, Capital Markets and Chief Investment Officer. He has been with JSA since inception in 2010 and was involved in all areas of the company’s formation, its rapid development and subsequent sale to Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc. in 2013, and its integration and growth thereafter.
Kevin had joined Pegasus Aviation in 2002 and helped launch Pegasus Aviation Finance Company in 2004, which built a world-class fleet of over 130 aircraft before its sale to AWAS in 2007. Prior to his time at Pegasus, Kevin was an investment banker covering lessors and other financial institutions at the New York offices of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse.
He has a B.A. (Economics) from Columbia University.