Managing Partner
Charlie Compton
Team | Investment Team

Mr. Compton is a Managing Partner at AE Industrial and is primarily focused on originating, executing and monitoring AE Industrial’s portfolio investments. Mr. Compton currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: AIM MRO, Blue Raven Solutions, G.S. Precision, Kellstrom Aerospace and Moeller Aerospace, and is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He previously served on the Board of Directors of BHI Energy, prior to its sale to Westinghouse Electric Company in 2022, and Solairus Aviation which was sold in 2022. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2014, Mr. Compton was an Associate with Vestar Capital Partners where he was responsible for executing new investments, as well as portfolio company M&A and financing activities. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Compton was a member of Wells Fargo Securities’ Financial Institutions Group, where he completed numerous advisory and capital markets transactions totaling over $25 billion.

  • University of Georgia, BBA
Prior Experience
  • Vestar Capital Partners
  • Wells Fargo Securities