David H. Rowe
Mr. Rowe has responsibility for the overall management of the firm and primarily focuses on the sourcing, negotiation and strategic positioning of portfolio investments. Mr. Rowe co-founded AE Industrial’s predecessor firm, AeroEquity Partners, Inc., in 1998 and has been involved in all of the firm’s investments since inception. Mr. Rowe has served on the board of nine AE Industrial portfolio companies and currently sits on the boards of Belcan, Dynamic Precision Group, Global Jet Capital and Kellstrom Aerospace. Prior to co-founding AE Industrial, Mr. Rowe was an Executive Vice President at Gulfstream Financial Services Corp., where he created a leasing portfolio for its parent, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Previously, Mr. Rowe spent 12 years at GE Aerospace and GE Capital, where he managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of commercial aircraft and engine assets with responsibility for fleet management, repossessions, trading and restructuring asset portfolios. Mr. Rowe graduated from GE’s Financial Management Program and received a BA from Tulane University.