Richard Averitt joined Contrail in July 2021 as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. In his role, he is responsible for assessing and enhancing the firm’s financial and technical modeling processes, leveraging both his comprehensive leasing and finance experience and his extensive knowledge of the commercial aviation industry. Mr. Averitt joins the team having most recently served as Director of Lease Finance at TrueAero, LLC. In that role, he led a team of analysts responsible for the acquisition and analysis of all lease and part-out assets. Prior to that, he was the Manager of Asset Acquisitions and Valuations for TrueAero, and from 2014-2016, he was a Senior Product Line Representative at AeroTurbine, previously an AerCap subsidiary. Mr. Averitt holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.