C.J. Lorio

President, Petrus Aviation

As President of Petrus Aviation, C.J. Is responsible for guiding the strategic and transactional development of this partner-oriented aviation financing business which he has grown from its initial investment in a single partout engine into a leasing portfolio encompassing dozens of aircraft across multiple segments and aircraft types. Working in the Perot family office dating to 2000, C.J.’s experience includes private equity and debt and restructuring, in addition to his transportation finance business.

For seventeen years, CJ has sourced and closed on private equity, debt, and asset investments in the Perot family office under Petrus Aviation. C.J. has built an aviation portfolio consisting of aircraft operating leases and engine/aircraft partout- and trading-oriented investments, along with a shipping portfolio currently focused on dry bulk and container ships.

Prior to joining the Perot organization in August 2000, C.J. was a principal, Corporate Recovery Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing financial advisory services to creditors and debtors for in-court and out-of-court workouts and turnarounds. He was also a manager for SCIENTECH, providing nuclear safety consulting services for commercial nuclear and government clients.

C.J. began his career as a nuclear submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1983-1990. He holds a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Tulane University.

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