PROVIDING WORLD CLASS AIRCRAFT LEASING SOLUTIONS TO THE WORLD’S AIRLINES
As a full-service aircraft leasing company, we have a proud record of building trusting relationships with airlines and aircraft operators in 32 countries globally.
We support our diverse customer base across the Americas, Europe, Middle-East & Africa and Asia-Pacific regions with their Airbus and Boeing fleet requirements.
Appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2019, Karl joined Genesis in 2018 with 30 years aviation industry experience, as Chief Commercial & Investment Officer.
Prior to joining Genesis, Karl was the Chief Operating Officer at AWAS, where he spent 11 years building AWAS into a $15bn global aircraft leasing business.
Karl started his aviation career in 1990 as an apprentice in the Maintenance Repair & Overhaul sector with a GPA Joint Venture company, Shannon Aerospace. In 1998, Karl became a founding member of low-cost airline Virgin Express with a fleet of 25 aircraft serving major European cities. In 2002 Karl joined the newly formed RBS Aviation Capital, where he held various technical, pricing and marketing roles and led RBS Aviation Capitals engine leasing and finance business.
Karl received a first-class honours MBA from the University of Limerick, a Dip. Mechanical Engineering from Galway Institute of Technology and an ICAO & EASA aircraft maintenance engineers licence.
Pat Madigan is SVP Commercial at Genesis. Pat joined Genesis in 2018 and leads the commercial team with responsibility for global airline sales activities, remarketing and origination of aircraft. With over 26 years’ experience in the aviation industry, Pat most recently spent 12 years as VP Sales & Marketing with Shannon Engine Support (SES), the leasing arm of CFM International originating engine lease transactions with airlines globally.
Prior to SES Pat worked for Aerotech Aviation Services, a bespoke aviation services company specializing in supporting aircraft lessors with aircraft surveillance, lease transition management, heavy maintenance project management and technical services support. Pat also worked for two start-up airlines Virgin Express Ireland, and Skynet Airlines Ireland. During this time, Pat was involved in all aspects of the airline engineering and continuous airworthiness management activity plus management of the aircraft lease deliveries and redeliveries with various aircraft lessors.
Pat began his career as an aircraft maintenance engineer at Shannon Aerospace; a joint venture of GPA, Lufthansa and Swissair. Pat holds a first class honours degree in business studies from the University of Limerick and is an EASA certified aircraft maintenance engineer.
Peter O’Byrne is Vice President Commercial at Genesis. Peter is responsible for Genesis’ European and Americas customers and markets. Peter’s role includes the origination of aircraft for acquisitions, portfolio remarketing and aircraft divestments. Peter joined Genesis in 2018.
Peter has over 12 years’ experience in aircraft leasing. Prior to joining Genesis, Peter held various technical and trading roles at CIT Aerospace, AWAS and Sky leasing.
Peter holds a bachelor of aeronautical engineering from the University of Limerick and a Masters in investment, treasury and banking from Dublin City University.
Mark Hegarty is Vice President Commercial at Genesis. Mark is responsible for Genesis’ European and Asian customers and markets. Mark's role includes the origination of aircraft for acquisitions, portfolio remarketing and aircraft divestments. Mark joined Genesis in 2020.
Mark has over 18 years’ experience in military aviation and consulting. Prior to joining Genesis, Mark held various operations, planning and programme management roles in the Irish military and was a founding member of Karman Aviation leasing consultants. He has flown a range of fixed wing military aircraft.
Mark holds a bachelor of arts in accounting and finance from Dublin Business School, an MBA in aviation management from the University of Limerick. Mark alsoholds an EASA Airline Transport Pilots Licence.
Owen Croucher is Vice President of Commercial at Genesis. Owen is responsible for Genesis’ EMEA and CIS customers and markets. Owen’s role includes the origination of aircraft for acquisition, portfolio remarketing and aircraft divestments. Owen joined Genesis in 2020.
Owen has worked in aviation finance since 2013. Prior to joining Genesis, Owen held various roles in airline remarketing, pricing and finance within Aergo Capital and Standard Chartered Bank.
Owen holds a bachelor of arts in law and accounting from the University of Limerick and completed his ACCA examinations in 2017.