HEAD OF OPERATIONS
[ ALTAVAIR L.P., SEATTLE ]
Mr. O’Hara has over 30 years of experience in the commercial aviation industry. He joined Altavair in 2007 and is responsible for Operations, overseeing Legal, Technical, Contract Management, Human Resource, and Accounting Groups. Prior to joining Altavair L.P., Mr. O’Hara worked as an Aircraft Finance Attorney for Boeing Capital Corporation from 2000 to 2007 and, before that, he was a Legal Associate at Vedder Price in Chicago, working in its Aircraft Finance Group. During his legal career, he managed hundreds of new and used aircraft transactions representing both domestic and international clients. Mr. O’Hara graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois Chicago, School of Law. Before attending law school, he worked for several years as a commercial pilot, transporting equipment, fuel, and explosives to villages and gold mines throughout Alaska. His association with commercial aviation began at an early age while working for his family’s commercial aircraft parts sales company where he inventoried parts during his summers and later managed a commercial aviation windshield repair station immediately after college. Mr. O’Hara received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1991.