Patrick Henry Dowling is Senior Managing Director of Seabury Capital and President and CEO of Seabury Corporate Finance focusing on the Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Government Services and Maritime industries for Investment Banking and Merchant Banking. Mr. Dowling has 38 years’ experience in the finance industry and was formerly a partner with Massif Partners where he was the Chief Investment Officer of Massif Partners Private Debt.
Previously, Mr. Dowling was a Senior Managing Director & Group Head of Aerospace & Defense at Tygris Commercial Finance Group where he also was a corporate officer and founder. Before Tygris, he was Managing Director & General Manager of CIT Leveraged Finance Transportation where he was responsible for providing global solutions to manufacturers, suppliers and service providers seeking debt, leasing and structured financings. Mr. Dowling also served as a member of CIT’s Management Committee. He was previously Managing Director & Industry Leader – Aerospace & Defense for GE Commercial Finance. Mr. Dowling had a 22-year career at GE Capital, serving in various management and leadership positions including Managing Director for GE Equity and Managing Director for GE Corporate Finance.
During his career, Mr. Dowling has been involved in over USD15 billion in acquisitions, equity investments and debt financings in the Financial Services, Transportation (Aerospace & Defense, Trucking, Logistics, Rail, Intermodal and Marine), and Commercial Real Estate industries. He successfully launched CIT Aerospace & Defense Commercial and Industrial Finance business de novo with approximately USD2.5 billion in commitments and a managed portfolio of approximately USD750 million. Mr. Dowling originated and managed a portfolio approximately USD430 million of minority equity investments at GE Equity with approximately USD79 million in pre-tax capital gains and dividends.
Mr. Dowling is a member of the board of directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as well as the USO of Metropolitan of New York. He serves as Chairman of the Miss Kate Foundation, and was formerly on the board of directors for the Institute for Defense & Business Foundation and Penske Truck Leasing. Mr. Dowling is a certified public accountant and holds a BS in accounting from Fordham University plus a JD from Pace University School of Law. He is a FINRA Registered Principal and is Series 7 and 24 qualified.