Ryan Opeka Appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Jackson Square AviationSan Francisco, CA , October 1, 2014
San Francisco, CA – October 1, 2014 – Jackson Square Aviation (JSA), a full-service aircraft leasing company based in San Francisco, announces the appointment of Ryan Opeka as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Opeka succeeds Carol Chase, who passed away after a 30 year professional relationship with JSA’s Senior Management.
Ryan Opeka has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting aircraft leases with major airlines worldwide. He also has worked on various structured financings, including aircraft secured loans, shareholder financings and PDP facilities. Prior to joining Jackson Square Aviation, Mr. Opeka served as Vice President and Counsel with Macquarie AirFinance in San Francisco. Previously, he worked with Vedder Price as part of their Global Transportation Finance group in Chicago.
“I am pleased to be joining such a capable team at Jackson Square Aviation, not just here in San Francisco, but also worldwide,” stated Mr. Opeka. “I look forward to assisting the company in its growth going forward.”
In his new position, Mr. Opeka will lead an accomplished legal team that supports JSA’s corporate, international, and business legal matters. His responsibilities will span the company’s corporate, contractual, litigation, compliance, and other needs.
“Ryan possesses tremendous legal and business knowledge and experience that will be a great asset to our company,” said Scott Weiss, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at JSA. “He has an impressive history of achievement throughout his legal career. I am delighted to have him join our team.”