Mark joined Contrail in September 2019. Throughout his 35-year career, Mark has developed long-established and extensive contacts at the CEO, CFO, and Vice President-level with all major and second and third tier airlines. Shaw has domain expertise in commercial aircraft leasing, finance and maintenance spanning all the major markets worldwide, including Europe, the United States, Latin America, and the Middle East, managing and closing over $2 billion in aircraft and engine transactions.
In his role, Shaw will be responsible for airline marketing, business development strategy and revenue-generation initiatives in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. These initiatives include targeting mid-life/end-of-life narrow-body A320/B737 family aircraft and associated engine assets for acquisition — either naked or with leases attached.
Most recently, Shaw served as Marketing Director at Stratos (Monaco) where he was responsible for business development and key airline client relationships within Stratos’ commercial aircraft finance, advisory and aircraft sales/leasing activities.
Previously, Shaw was Vice President, Marketing at Aviation Capital Group (ACG) for 13 years where he was responsible for all commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and trading activities in Europe and Latin America. Prior to ACG, Shaw held an executive leadership role as Vice President – Commercial Aircraft Marketing at PLM Transportation Equipment Corp. (San Francisco) where he was responsible for the management of aviation assets owned and managed by PLM and associated income funds.
Shaw has also held notable senior marketing roles at Shannon Aerospace (Shannon, Ireland), Electra Aviation (London), and Avmark International (London).